Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Book Review: If You Were Me and Lived in...Colonial America by Carole P. Roman, Illustrated by Sarah Wright


*****This review is meant for parents, teachers, and other people that work with children to read.*****

If You Were Me and Lived in...Colonial America is an interesting book for children from the If You Were Me and Lived in...Ancient Times series. It starts out with where you would've been born and in around what year. Some popular boys and girls names are given. It explains the religion that it started out with and changes that were made. What is was like to live during this time is detailed, such as the kind of food that was eaten, what the meals were called, how children were schooled, the chores that were completed, how and when Thanksgiving was first celebrated, clothes that were worn, and why they named their village a plantation. There is also a list of important people and a glossary of terms used throughout the book at the back of the book.

This book will help educate children to the origins of how America was first started. I liked the comparison as to what London, England looked like in the 1600's to what it looks like in the present. Also what religion America started with and the reformation that took place is helpful to see how we got to where we are today (with so many different religions). Although it might take awhile for children to understand just what religion is, I believe it is a big part of America's roots. I think some children will be excited to know how and when Thanksgiving was first celebrated.

This is a book that can be read in a longer sitting or divided up and read in sections.

My review= 5 out of 5 stars

I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

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