Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Book Review: If You Were Me and Lived In...Elizabethan England by Carole P. Roman, Illustrated by Paula Tabor

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

If You Were Me and Lived in...Elizabethan England is another interesting book for children from the If You Were Me and Lived in...Ancient Times series. To start off there are two depictions of what London, England looked liked in the 1600's and what it looks like today. Then the question is asked to find some differences between the then and now pictures. It goes on from there to explain what the time period is called, who the queen was, who the wealthy people were, what kind of golden age it was, popular boy and girls names, where you would have lived, how often you would have ate and what you would've eaten and drank, what you would've wore, what you would've done for fun, what currency was called, what your education was like if you were a boy or a girl, how plays were organized, what religion you would've followed, etc. There is also a list of important people to learn about from the Elizabethan era and a glossary of terms used in the back of the book.

This book is a good way for children to learn about what life was like for children during the Elizabethan era. They will most likely notice a lot of differences in how it was for them then compared to how it is for them now in the country that they live in. I think that they will also notice how important art and theatre was back then. One thing I am not sure if children will understand is about how religion happened back then, although I am glad it was brought up...it kind of sounded like people were forced back then to believe in certain religions, depending on who was heading the country.

In my opinion, this is another great series by Carole P. Roman to cross some differences and similarities with certain topics in different countries during ancient times.

My review= 5 out of 5 stars

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

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