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If you were me and lived in... Mexico: A Child's Introduction to Cultures Around the World

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  • Posted June 21, 2013

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    IF YOU WERE ME AND LIVED IN .....MEXICO...A CHILD'S INTRODUCTION

    IF YOU WERE ME AND LIVED IN .....MEXICO...A CHILD'S INTRODUCTION TO CULTURES AROUND THE WORLD by Carole P. Roman is a delightful Children's Book. For ages pre-K to 8 years of age. Another great book from this author for children. A definite for children of all ages who wish to have a beginning learning tool in the Mexican culture. What a wonderful experience that will help children appreciate and better understand other cultures. Educators and children alike will enjoy this title. A great read for all ages. I enjoyed this title with it's vivid illustrations,and introduction into the Mexican culture. A must read! Received for an honest review from the author.

    RATING: 4.5

    HEAT RATING: NONE (CHILDREN'S BOOKS)

    REVIEWED BY: AprilR, Review courtesy of My Book Addiction and More

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  • Posted April 27, 2013

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    If You Were Me and Lived In Mexico.... A Child's Introduction to

    If You Were Me and Lived In Mexico.... A Child's Introduction to Cultures Around The World By Carole P. Roman is a new picture book introducing young readers to a new country. This book is first in a series of picture books focusing on a particular country. The young reader will learn about the geographical location of Mexico and will be briefly introduced to historic buildings, coinage, tourist attractions, local foods, national holidays, sports and other social norms. Full color, simply drawn cartoon drawings compliment the text. The drawing of the market for example, features traditional patterned blankets, authentic local foods as well as vague unidentified gray colored objects hanging from a string. I imagine these are either fish or animal pelts. Apparently in Mexican shops there is no attempt to separate produce or meat from the nonedible items and textiles that are also for sale. On the page that shows a boy watching "futbol", the TV screen has an actual photographic image of an actual game. This is a unique and unexpected touch which will be certain to surprise the reader. The last page includes pronunciations of some of the words used in the book. I feel this book would be suitable for the school market for grade school children. Although it clearly isn't a text book it would make an appropriate quick story to supplement a geography lesson. It would also be a good book to read to children before a family vacation to Mexico. As a blogger I received this book for the purpose of writing this review.

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  • Posted April 15, 2013

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    This book is just one in a series about different world countrie

    This book is just one in a series about different world countries.  This one focuses on Mexico.  It is simple enough for children to understand, but, to be honest, people of all ages can learn from this book series.  The book goes over the country's capital, geographic location, popular tourism sites, sports, and a major national / cultural holiday of that nation.  Readers will also learn some words in the native language of that country.  For this book, since we are in Mexico, reads learn some Spanish terms for names, monetary units, food, and more.  There is even a page in the very back of the book that helps readers with pronunciations if they are unsure how to say certain phrases that are used in the book.  As a children's book, I like how this book was geared to both girls and boys.  As we turn the pages, we see both the boy and girl characters getting involved in learning about Mexico.  This series is great in that it not only educates children on social studies but that it promotes peace and cultural / ethnic equality.  

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