If You Were Me and Lived In…Ancient Greece by Carole P. Roman
Publisher: Self Published
Genre: Children’s Illustrated Book
Length: Short Story (54 pgs)
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Age Recommendation: 3+
Review by: Stephanotis
Join Carole P. Roman and travel through time to visit the most interesting civilizations throughout history in the first four books of her new series. Learn what kind of food you might eat in Ancient Greece, the type of clothing you might wear what your name could be, and what children in the olden days did for fun. If You Were Me and Lived in…does for history what her other award-winning series did for culture. So get on-board this time-travel machine and discover the world through the eyes of a young person just like you.
As a fan of history books, I was eager to read all four books written by Carole Roman. This first one is all about Ancient Greece and illustrated by Mateya Arkova. Each book puts you into the world of a child who would have lived during each period and allows you to pretend what day to day life would have been all about. This book takes place around 350 B.C. It not only gives you a social history of the times, but a geography lesson too.
In this book there’s mention of the Olympics, Greek philosophers, democracy, and even mythology. The illustrations compliment it perfectly, and there’s a nicely detailed who’s who and glossary at the end of the book for further learning and exploring.
A great book for summer reading for children and parents alike.