Friday, March 31, 2017

Book Review: If You Were Me and Lived in...Germany by Carole P.Roman, Illustrated by Kelsea Wierenga

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

If You Were Me and Lived in...Germany is another addition to the A Child's Introduction to Culture Around the World series. It follows the format of the other books in the series. It gives information about the capital of Germany, popular boys and girls names, food, tourist attractions, games, what you call school and dolls, plus some other information about Germany. Throughout the book German language is used with English wordage and pictures describing those words. There is also a glossary in the back of the book defining those words in English.

Children will learn a lot of information about Germany in this book but not so much that will overwhelm them. They will also learn about some firsts with Germany, like how works from a German composer became what are considered the foundation of opera and one of the first savings banks was established in Germany. Some children might be able to now understand where Oktoberfest, which is celebrated in America in some places, came from. Children will probably also recognize how some of the food that is eaten in America came from Germany, such as hot brezel is an oversized pretzel.

Not only would this book good to have in class libraries with other books in the series it is also good for homeschool libraries.

My review= 5 out of 5 stars

I received this book free for the purpose of reviewing it.

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