If You Were Me And Lived In… Australia is an introduction to learning about other cultures by Carole P. Roman. The book is short and sweet but I think that it takes care of all the questions children would have about another country – where is it? what’s it like? what would we eat? Would we go to school? What kind of games would we play? I also liked that there were pronunciations throughout the book for the name of the country, cities and other items that may be confusing to pronounce to children (or adults too!). There are a lot of great illustrations throughout the book as well and I think it really gave a great idea about the country. This would be a great starting point and if your child was interested in the country, maybe they could research things a bit more on their own – or with some help.
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About the Book
If You Were Me And Lived In … Australia: A child’s introduction to culture around the world – What would it be like to live in Australia? You would call your Mommy “Mummy”, and you would eat a special lunch of Vegemite Sandwiches. Now, children aged three-to-eight-years-old can learn all about fascinating, farflung countries and cultures in If You Were Me And Lived In… Australia: A child’s introduction to cultures around the world.
The latest in Carole P. Roman’s delightful, globetrotting series, this colorful immersion Down Under opens a child’s world up to the many strange and wonderful things that take place in other countries. Written in simple, playful language especially for young readers, this latest addition to the series is certain to inspire curiosity and launch children on a lifelong love of exploring other locales.
Informative, fun, and always interesting, the book also covers history, national celebrations, and food, coming together in the vivid patchwork of a special place waiting to be explored by an eager young mind. It’s certain to prompt further conversation on this remarkable country, and to capture a child’s imagination about the rich and varied world beyond.
Former teacher Carole P. Roman is an accomplished author of the critically acclaimed Captain No Beard series that deals with such issues as dyslexia, compromise, sharing and leadership. The first book of the series, Captain No Beard – An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate’s Life was named to both Kirkus Reviews’ Best of 2012, as well as the Pinnacle Award – Best Children’s Book 2013. Her second series is a fun and educational approach to Yoga.Finally, Roman’s new series explores the small world we live in as well as the different, complex cultures of the people around us. The first book in this series, If You Were Me And Lived In… Mexico, received the Pinnacle Award for Best in Non Fiction in 2012.