If You Were Me and Lived In…Colonial America by Carole P. Roman
Publisher: Self Published
Genre: Children’s Non-Fiction Picture Book
Length: Short Story (53 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 clothes you wore in 15th century Renaissance Italy, what your name could be in Elizabethan England, and what Colonial American children 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.
This is the second book in a series of four children’s history books that I read by the author and have to say that even as an adult, I found out something new in each of them. Like the others in the series, this one lets children pretend they are a character who would have lived during the time of the book and what life would have been like for them.
In this one, children get to travel with their parents from England to the New World and they’re told the reason why some people chose to leave their homeland. It’s part history, part geography book with marvelous illustrations by Sarah Wright. It really does give some insight into the hardships that people faced coming to a new land, including building a home and finding food and it’s told in an entertaining style.
This is another fun summer read that I’m sure children will enjoy.