If You Were Me an Lived in... Cuba: A Child's Introduction to Cultures Around the World

If You Were Me an Lived in... Cuba: A Child's Introduction to Cultures Around the World


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Join Carole P. Roman when she visits the exciting island of Cuba in the newest book of her informative series. Learn about the varied customs and cultures. Travel to the Caribbean to discover what you would eat and do for fun. See the country through the eyes of a youngster like you and understand what life is like in this exciting place.

Don't forget to look at the other books in the series so that you can be an armchair world traveler.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781947118485
Publisher: Chelshire, Inc.
Publication date: 06/06/2017
Series: If You Were Me an Lived in... Culture Series
Pages: 34
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.09(d)
Age Range: 3 - 8 Years

About the Author

Carole P. Roman is the award-winning author of the Captain No Beard series. Both Captain No Beard-An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate's Life and Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis have received the Kirkus Star of Exceptional Merit. The first book in the series was named to Kirkus Reviews Best 2012. Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis has been named to Kirkus Reviews Best of 2015. Each book in the series has won numerous awards including the NABE Pinnacle Award, IAN Award, Moonbeam Award 2014, National Indie Excellence Award Finalist, Shelf Media Outstanding Series Award, ForeWord Review Five Star and Finalist in the Book of the Year, and Reader's Views Children's Book of the Year 2013. Roman is also the author of the award-winning non-fiction culture series If You Were Me and Lived in... that explores customs and cultures around the world. She has co-authored a self-help book, Navigating Indieworld A Beginners Guide to Self-Publishing and Marketing. She lives on Long Island with her husband and near her children and grandchildren.

Kelsea Wierenga graduated with a BFA in illustration from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design in 2016. After working in the publishing industry for four years, she became a freelance children's book illustrator and began her partnership with author Carole P. Roman and the award-winning "If You Were Me and Lived in..." series. Kelsea lives in West Michigan with her husband and three daughters.

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Kissablysweetone More than 1 year ago
Winter is here so why don't we take a trip to Cuba? Cuba is an island in the Caribbean. There are so many things to see and do. We can go shopping or explore a real Spanish Fort. We could play at the beach before we go exploring again. This book is colorful, friendly and exciting. Well written and characters children can relate to. It's the perfect tool for parents. You can use this to "travel" with your children. It will give them a cultural lesson. Ms. Roman's approach to children with this series is the best I've seen. Wonderful books your child will never tire of. I found no issues. I gave this one 5 cheers out of 5 because it's a teaching tool (which I love) and it's a fun read. ~Copy of book provided by author and I voluntarily reviewed it.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Vernita Naylor for Readers' Favorite If You Were Me and Lived in... Cuba is a part of Carole P. Roman’s If You Were Me and Lived in... series for young readers. Do you know where Cuba is? In this book, Volume 22, children will become educated on various aspects of Cuba from the traditions and meals to the vocabulary that is special to the culture. Carole takes your child on a wonderful journey as they learn about Havana, the capital of Cuba. Did you know that Havana is the largest and the leading commercial center of Cuba? To enrich your child's learning experience, there is a glossary which gives the meaning as well as the pronunciation of the words that are special to Cuba. Once your child finishes reading this colorful, illustrated book, their world will never be the same. I have read and reviewed a few of Carole’s works and was not only fascinated by the subject matter, but came away with a thorough knowledge of it. Carole’s books are short but so power-packed with the breadth and depth of various cultures from the African, Mayan and Aztec to the Asian communities. You will learn while having fun, just like I did. Watch how your child's attention is captured and they will desire more as they study the pictures, learn the meaning and pronunciations of new words, and gain a better grasp of the Cuban traditions, culture and community. Learning about someone or something different than yourself is the key to expanding your horizons.
Holly More than 1 year ago
If You Were Me And Lived In Cuba is the story of what it's like living in Cuba! You would learn that Cuba is the biggest island in the Caribbean and the second most populated in the area. You would also learn what you would eat, what you would do for fun and even, a little history lesson of Cuba! With a easy to pronounce guide in the back, this book has everything you need to jump start learning everything about Cuba! I truly love this series that teach's kids about countries in this big world we live in, in the most fun way ever! I may be a adult but this book isn't just for kids, it's a book that can bring everyone together to learn about a country that most people don't want to talk about. Just a little warning though, reading about the food will make you hungry for Cuban food!! I so wished that something like this series and this book was around when I was learning about Cuba, it would have made it so much better and fun for me! Thank You to Carole P. Roman for writing this book and I can't wait to see what country you go to next!! I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book from the Author!
annelr More than 1 year ago
Award-winning Carole P Roman's series If You Were Me and Lived in...is a wonderful way to introduce children, ages pre-K to 8 years, to cultures of people around the world. Cuba, beautifully illustrated by Kelsea Wierenga and simply written, is sure to capture a child's interest and imagination. A glossary at the back enables children to learn simple words and names of places in Cuba. From going to the market to visiting the Castillo del Morro, a 17th-century fort, from eating bocodillos and plantains to going to Cayo Coco (a beautiful beach) with family, and from celebrating traditions at the weeklong festival at Santago de Cuba to playing baseball with friends, kids will learn about Cuban traditions, foods, and geography. It is well known that books can take an armchair reader (or one sitting on a lap) anywhere and Roman does a fantastic job of taking her readers to Cuba, a place of beauty and age-old customs. Highly recommended for a child's library. I received a complimentary copy of the book from the author. I was not required to write a review and the opinions are my own.
PJtheEMT4 More than 1 year ago
There is another new volume in Carole P. Roman's Cultures around the World series.  If You Were Me and Lived in...Cuba: A Child's Introduction to Culture Around the World by Carole P. Roman,  illustrated by Kelsea Wierenga is the newest book. This edition on Cuba  is a beautiful and informative work of art, celebrating Cuban culture with its combination of  cheerful cartoon tour guides superimposed with beautiful, full color, picturesque photography.  Without a doubt,  each book in the "A Child's Introduction to Cultures Around The World" series offers the reader new surprises each time. I can imagine this book series would make a good transition as an educational television series. Hopefully at some point in the future, consideration can be made to publish these stories together in one larger volume.  When reading about Cuba, the photo shoot with the happy family   jumps out at the reader, against the backdrop against a traditional city neighborhood with its stonework benches  and age withered apartment complezes.   Other authentic  details and textures, bright blue skies, stonework, and architectural details,  add appeal and beauty to the simplistic cartoon scenes.  The cartoon tour guides will certainly capture the attention of all young readers as well as parents and educators. I believe the "Carlesque" styled mixed media illustrations with the simple line cartoons in her   books are  an unexpected treat.  Mixed media illustrations are very popular and appealing for young readers as evidenced by the popularity of Eric Carle's kids' books.  By combining geography with mixed media- I believe that Roman will generate even greater interest and attention for her educational series. This sets her books apart from cartoon only illustrations. The consistency of these geography books makes this series perfect for the school setting. An educator can count on the fact that students will be introduced to the basics. There is enough detail to make this series appropriate for middle school and even high school students as well.   It would be great to see this series used as part of a  school geography or social studies curriculum.  It is clear that each book, though simple in design, presents a wealth of information and research.