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If You Were Me and Lived in …Kenya

A Child's Introduction to Cultures around the World

Let's travel to Kenya! Number five in this exciting series travels to Africa to learn about the thrilling country of Kenya. This extraordinary book "If You Were Me and Lived in...Kenya- A Child's Introduction to Cultures Around the World" explores life for children on a new continent. The book touches on many familiar topics such as names, money, games,and food as well the sites and sounds that come with living in Africa.

Embraced by educators, parents, and children, the series gently and respectfully introduces the subjects of cultures and customs around the world.
On "If You Were Me and Lived in...South Korea":
"Roman has proven her skill at writing children's books with her Captain No Beard series, as well as with the other volumes in her cultural series. If you were me and lived in ...South Korea uses a technique of speaking directly to the child reading or listening, similar to Laura Numeroff's If You Give a...series. This strategy is well suited to a book about foreign cultures as it gives little imaginations a boost by helping children envision themselves growing up with customs and traditions different from the ones they're familiar with..." Peter Dabbene ForeWord Reviews Clarion Review

On "If You Were Me and Lived in...France":
"It is the simplistic and positive way that Roman,a former social studies teacher, delivers the text, that makes this series appealing-the books are short and to the point and just what you want when you're introducing geography and culture to the youngest reading set." Bianca Schulz-The Children's Book review.

Reviews

"Carole P. Roman has created a marvelous premise for her series of educational children's books: young readers are given the opportunity to realistically envision a foreign country without leaving their homes, libraries, or classrooms....Roman's formula allows for so much lovely variety in each book of this series that it hardly seems like a formula at all...If You Were Me and Lived in ...Kenya is a short, vibrant picture book, brightly illustrated in cartoon style. The text is scant, appropriate, and does not deviate from the central theme." ForeWord Reviews Clarion Review
 

"Roman was thrilled recently to learn that her educational hopes for the book were being realized. Nine- year- old ReaderViews Kids reviewer, Zoey Crane, wrote, "I love loved this book...I read this two times and then took it to my teacher. I am in 4th grade and she read it to the class. Now we all want to get more books from the author! We decided that from what we learned from this book we would have a Kenya day..." Zoey- ReaderViews Kids

Five Stars- Foreword Review Clarion Review!!!
"...takes young readers to the African nation of Kenya, where they get a short, engaging lesson on the country's culture. The opening phrase "If you were me..." helps kids imagine a narrator not much different them themselves...This series of books would be a natural fit in school classrooms and would also provide a good way for parents to teach their own kids about cultures, languages and geography of different countries. This installment is a quick read that many help kids see the similarities between themselves and their Kenyan peers." Kirkus Reviews
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About Carole P. Roman

Award winning author and former social studies teacher, Carole P. Roman is delighted to add Kenya to her wonderful series, "If You Were me and Lived in..." Her other series Captain No Beard has won numerous awards and has been recognized by both parents and teachers alike as a successful way to introduce lessons on tolerance, sharing, bullying, and responsibility. She lives on Long Island with her husband and very near her children and grandchildren who fill her life with joy.

All books by Carole P. Roman

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