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Why why why do you ask So many questions?

Well if you didn't ask, you would never find out about things!

Take a look inside the pages of this book and discover the answers to loads of interesting questions about ancient Rome.

So What are you waiting for? Ask some questions!

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Marcie Flinchum Atkins
Children always have lots of questions about things that fascinate them, and this book answers dozens of questions they might have about ancient Romans. It begins with basics of who the Romans were, and even answers everyday life questions such as what they ate, where they shopped, what they learned in school, and what kind of toilets they had. The book is set up in a question and answer format with several questions and answers on each page. Answers are short and there are multiple illustrations on each page, making it a perfect match for a reader interested in Ancient Rome, but does not want to (or cannot) read a lengthy text. The text is also arranged so that it does not have to be read in any particular order. Readers can skip around to whatever information interests them, or look up particular questions in the table of contents. This book would appeal especially to the interest and reading level of intermediate elementary school students. Suggested activities that relate to the text are also included. Illustrations include both realistic drawings and cartoon drawings of the information from the text. The back of the book includes a quiz on fun facts in the book. An index is also included. This book is lacking a bibliography for verification of facts, and does not provide additional resources for other books on the same topic. This book is one in the "Why Why Why" series which covers a variety of topics in science and history. The presentation and format are similar in each of the titles. Reviewer: Marcie Flinchum Atkins
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781422215777
  • Publisher: Mason Crest Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/28/2009
  • Series: Why Why Why Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 11.80 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

What was the Roman Empire? 4

Where did people go shopping? 5

Did people live in blocks of apartments? 5

What did the Romans eat? 6

Did people have dinner parties? 7

Who ate take-out? 7

What did children learn at school? 8

Did children use calculators? 9

Why didn't girls go to school? 9

What was a toga? 10

Did people wear make-up? 11

What were Roman hairstyles like? 11

Who wore precious jewels? 12

What was a mosaic? 13

Did people wear shoes? 13

How clean were the Romans? 14

Did the Romans listen to music? 15

What games did people play? 15

What was the Colosseum? 16

Did Romans race to the circus? 17

Was chariot racing dangerous? 17

What was army life like? 18

Was a tortoise used in battle? 19

Did soldiers cook dinner? 19

What was a villa? 20

Did people keep pets? 21

Where did people go on vacation? 21

Why were farms important? 22

Did grapes grow on trees? 23

Why were olives so special? 23

Who was the top god? 24

Did people go to church? 25

Which god started storms 25

Why were roads always straight? 26

Could ships sail to Rome? 27

Did people travel in their beds? 27

Why was Rome so beautiful? 28

Were there doctors in Rome? 29

How was Rome supplied with water? 29

Quiz time 30

Index 32

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