If You Were Me and Lived In…Brazil by Carole P. Roman
Publisher: Self Published
Genre: Children’s Illustrated Non Fiction
Length: Short Story (26 pgs)
Age Recommendation: 7+
Rating: 4 Stars
Review by: Stephanotis
Join Carole P. Roman when she visits the stunning and diverse land of Brazil in the newest book of her informative series. Learn about the varied customs and cultures. Travel to South America to discover what you would eat and do for fun. See the land through the eyes of a youngster like you and understand what life is like in this exciting place. Don’t forget to look at the other books in the series so that you can be an armchair world traveler.
This might be a little late to tie in with the Olympics but if you child or grandchild, (or even you!), wants to learn more about the country that hosted the games, this is a wonderful resource.
It’s the fifth in the series I’ve read, and like the others, this one is both entertaining and educational.
If you’re not familiar with the series, they put the reader in someone else’s shoes, in this case, a child who lives in Brazil, and tells you about their everyday life. This one covered money, food and what you’d likely be served at dinner. I liked the section about the Amazon rainforest and the overview of Brazil’s place in the world. It’s heavily illustrated (by Kelsea Wierenga), which complements the text perfectly.
Check this one out if you’re enjoy an easy to read book about geography and culture.