If You Were Me and Lived In…Egypt : A Child’s Introduction to Culture Around the World by Carole P Roman

If You Were Me and Lived In...Egypt
If You Were Me and Lived In…Egypt : A Child’s Introduction to Culture Around the World by Carole P Roman
Publisher: Self Published
Genre: Contemporary
Length: 36 pages
Age Recommendations: 4+
Rating: 4.5 stars
Review by: Honeysuckle

Join Carole P. Roman when she visits the stunning and exciting land of Egypt in the newest book of her informative series. Learn why this ancient land often called “the cradle of civilization.” Travel down the Nile to discover Egypt’s fascinating history. See the land through the eyes of a youngster like you and understand what life is like in this exotic place. Don’t forget to look at the other books in the series so that you can be an armchair world traveler.

Jump aboard a felucca (sailboat) and sail down the Nile as we join these Egyptian children on a tour of their homeland.

Ms. Roman has a very clever way to teach children about life in other cultures without it seeming like study work. In this edition of If You Were Me and Lived In…I was transported to the “cradle of civilization” as well as a walking tour of the Pyramids of Giza.

I really like how the stories are told in a conversational manner but contain key words that children can relate to such as what they would call their parents or grandparents in other cultures.

As with the other books in this series, the illustrations are colorful and richly detailed to catch the reader’s eyes and help with understanding the context of the passage. The children depicted represent the African/Asian heritage of the Egyptian people.

Early readers, as well as experienced young readers, will enjoy this series because it speaks to several learning levels. There are words and places that are generally familiar but also customs that may surprise readers in how close they resemble American customs, such as coloring eggs.

There’s a handy pronunciation guide in the back of each book to review the new words presented throughout the short story.

This is a good series for parents to keep on hand and spend time learning while your child learns. So much of our modern life began in that region of the world, it’s important to understand this very old and influential culture.

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