If You Were Me and Lived in… Peru

A Child's Introduction to Cultures Around the World

You’ll never guess what crazy dish the ancient Incan kings ate. But you can read all about it, and more, in If You Were Me and Lived in…Peru, the latest book in Carole P. Roman’s fun travel series for kids.

An exciting introduction to world cultures written for young readers ages three through eight, this new expedition takes kids to South America and gives them a colorful glimpse into what living in Peru is like. Highlighting a myriad of topics, including language, cuisine, climate, and history, this book teaches kids about diversity while also revealing to them the important truth that we are all connected.

Parents, grandparents, and teachers alike will love opening their children’s eyes to the world around them in a fun and easy way—and they’ll be happily surprised when they end up learning a few things themselves. Fair warning, parents: your kids will want to start celebrating a new February holiday after reading this book. But don’t worry. You can always tell them you’re making a certain special, royal Inca dish for dinner.


"My favorite book in this series...was...Peru...I spent 6 months living in reading this book took me back there." - Treasuring Life's Blessings

"I appreciate how Ms. Roman presents her facts and data in such an interesting and fun way, engaging the child in the everyday lives of Peruvian children. As a mother and teacher, I know the importance of teaching diversity, and this book is a great first step. " Reviewed by Alyssa Elmore for Readers' Favorite

"Roman applies her winning formula to Peru in a richly detailed book that makes cultural awareness fun...Roman offers A lively look at the daily routines of kids in another nation in her continuing effort to help young readers see the similarities, as well as the differences, among the cultures around the globe....Each book follows the same a five-year-old, familiarity is comforting and provides a solid base for exploration. Roman's books succeed by fostering this familiarity and using it to open up a new world for young readers." - Sheila M. Trask, Foreword Review, Clarion Review

"This book is an entertaining way to discover how children live in a different part of the world." -, blog
"Due to the well condensed and simplistic format, this book and the entire series can easily be the basis for further discussions of Peru, the Spanish language, cultures, traditions, historical sites, and home life. It's a great choice for either a home or classroom environment where it can be used as a fun interactive read for early grade school-aged children." Erika Mayfield, The Children's Book Review
"Parents, grandparents, and teachers alike will love opening their children's eyes to the world around them in a fun and easy way--and they'll be happily surprised when they end up learning a few things themselves." - The Zen of Motherhood, blog
"...Roman writes in a straightforward, engaging manner, exploring everyday life in Peru from the perspective of a child...The story features colorful images and photographs of Peru that depicts scenes from the text and helps kids further understand what they're reading...Roman successfully puts another pin on the map in this educational, engaging story about diversity and understanding other cultures." - Kirkus Review
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About Carole P. Roman

Carole P. Roman is the award-winning author of over fifty children's books. Whether it's pirates, princesses, or discovering the world around us, her books have enchanted educators, parents, and her diverse audience of children. She hosts two blog radio programs and is one of the founders of a new magazine, Indie Author's Monthly. She's been interviewed twice by Forbes Magazine. Carole has co-authored a self-help book, Navigating Indieworld: A Beginners Guide to Self-Publishing and Marketing. Oh Susannah is her first Early Reader Chapter book series. She lives on Long Island near her children and grandchildren.

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