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

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

by Carole P. Roman


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Welcome to Hungary! Join Carole P. Roman and learn about this beautiful country in Central Europe. Packed with colorful illustrations, children will learn about the sights, currency, food, and even a few Hungarian words.This critically acclaimed series has been embraced by children, parents, and educators. Deceptively simple, it is jam packed with a vast array of information to ignite any child's interest in the world around them.If You Were Me and Lived in...India- Five Stars ForeWord Review"Roman's If You Were Me books have a simple, winning formula: portray children from other countries and explain how familiar items and customs are the same, and how they differ, in the country being discussed... The appeal of Roman's If You Were Me series is that this information is not offered in the bland style of an encyclopedia entry, but rather as part of a tour of real life in India...It's this organic conversational tone that keeps the book interesting and inspires kids' own curiosity for other cultures." Peter Dabbene The Foreword Review"In Roman's latest installment of her cultural series, she transports readers to India, where she takes them on a whirlwind, detailed tour. Geared towards young readers, the story also works as a primer for readers of all ages...A colorful, engaging holidays and Roman's stories help them realize how much we have in common." Kirkus Reviews

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781500483722
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/17/2014
Series: Child's Introduction to Cultures Around the World Series , #13
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.08(d)
Age Range: 7 - 9 Years

About the Author

Award winning author and former social studies teacher, Carole P. Roman is delighted to add Kenya to her wonderful series, "If You Were me and Lived in..." Her other series Captain No Beard has won numerous awards and has been recognized by both parents and teachers alike as a successful way to introduce lessons on tolerance, sharing, bullying, and responsibility. She lives on Long Island with her husband and very near her children and grandchildren who fill her life with joy.

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If You Were Me and Lived in... Hungary: A Child's Introduction to Cultures Around the World 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
ChatWithVera More than 1 year ago
Summer is here. Kids are out of school. Vacations have begun and those can be local or anywhere else in the World besides your own backyard. But what if you're not going to get to go anywhere besides your own backyard? That doesn't mean your mind can't travel. So let's take a mind-vacation-trip. Today our introduction to cultures of the world takes us to Hungary. Author Carole P. Roman continues writing her series of little books giving youngsters a glimpse into the lives of children in various countries. As with all of Carole P. Roman's Introduction to Cultures books, we begin with locating the country on the World globe. Did you know that Hungary is completely land-locked and in central Europe. Budapest is the capital and largest city no only of Hungary but also of the European Union? Hungary is famous for its beautiful caves. There are over 700 caves they are famous for the stalagmites in the caves. Goulash is a popular food and they use a lot of paprika to season their food. They have their own holidays, too. Hungary's history dates back over 1,000 years. At the end of the book there is a page of words with definitions that are good to know about Hungary. To date, Carole P. Roman has written and printed more than ten of the If You Were Me and Lived in…… books. Chat With Vera has reviewed most of these. I invite you to read my reviews and see if these might be good books to add to the library of that special child of yours. They are especially nice to have on hand in the home school library or school classroom library. DISCLOSURE: The author provided a complimentary copy of If You Were Me and Lived In Scotland and also .... Hungary in exchange for my honest review. Opinions expressed are solely my own and I was not compensated for this review. 
quibecca More than 1 year ago
Carole P. Roman, has a great way of sharing the world with children.  In these fun books about different countries, we get to learn fun facts about the country.  I love that these books show simple little things, like what you would call your mom and dad.  What they call "school".  Little things that kids can learn about different countries and cultures.   I love sharing new cultures, and facts with my kids.  I want them to understand the importance of all people and the unique backgrounds they may come from.
Autumn2 More than 1 year ago
We received this book to give an honest review. K and I both learned a lot with this book of Hungary. There were some amazing facts that neither of us knew. Especially about the Rubik cube. We learn what food is popular there, maybe a name your mother and father would name you, what you would call your parents along with what the tradition is there. The only thing I would like to see in more books about the countries is what the currency looks like, it always brought up such as if you were to buy this toy you would use this kind of money. It would be pretty neat to show my son what the money looks like as we live in the US and we don't get to see other countries currency. Overall great book to learn about a different country and is great for teachers to use in their classrooms.
PJtheEMT4 More than 1 year ago
If You Were Me and Lived In... Hungary in one of the newest editions to the "A Child's Introduction to Cultures Around The World"  series By Carole P. Roman. Of all the places features in Roman's books, this edition holds a special place for me, as it is where my grandfather was born before he came to this country when he was only a young boy.  Ironically, the cartoon of the young boy on the cover reminds me of old photographs of my dad as a young boy. Its funny how a cartoon can capture a likeness. The art contained in this  new addition on Hungary is among  the most impressive yet. The mixed media cartoon art combined with beautiful scenic photos bring new life to the subject of geography and the land of Hungary.  While this  book takes only minutes to read cover to cover it is packed with information and visual appeal.  These books follows a similar format as the first books in the series about Mexico, South Korea,  and France. Yet in this newer editions, the author makes an even greater use of a variety of textures and mixed media in producing the illustrations. When reading about Hungary, the photograph of the Parliament serves as the backdrop for the two sight seeing children who appear to have taken a selfie in front of the well known monument. No doubt, this is a realistic depiction of what any tourister would do! The clear blue  sky  makes for a beautifully realistic and unexpected presentation.  The beautiful cave, the city bus scene,  and the quaint traditional house with its authentic  textures adds an authentic 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. I never had much of an opportunity to learn about  my heritage.  My grandfather never shared too many stories about Hungary- other than leaving his entire family behind when he was very young with only a note pinned to his jacket.  I could not find anything out, as I suspected the story of how he left Hungary and left behind his mom, was so traumatic that brought tears to his eye years later.  I no longer have my grandparents, or even my father for that matter.  No one remains in my family that could possibly know anything about my heritage.  Ironically, my acquaintance or re-acquaintance  with my heritage is through Roman's children's book on Hungary; and for that I am thankful. Who would have thought that of all places, at the ripe old age of 41, that if I were to learn about my heritage- that it would be from Carole Roman.   If you check the collection out on Amazon or Barnes & Noble online, you may find a book about your ancestry too. Take the time to rediscover your heritage! These books are not only for kids. And if you don't see your national heritage or country represented yet, at Roman's rate of writing about the countries in the world, it won't be long before she gets to yours too. As a blogger I received this book for the purpose of writing this review.
MargieS1 More than 1 year ago
Given To Me For An Honest Review If You Were Me and Lived in ... Hungary by Carole Roman is another one of the educational books that is an introduction to culture around  the world.  This book teaches you about Hungary.  It tells us about the country, Budapest, names, money, the Alaton, St. Stephen, water  polo and Rubik's Cube.  Using the books in this series is an easy way to teach the basics about other countries.  You'll find the colors bright  and vibrant.  The illustrations are bold.  At the end of the book is a  PRONUNCIATION section to help you learn the pronunciation of some of  the words that are used in the book. I gave this book 5 stars but wish I could give it more because it deserves more.  It would make a great  gift for anyone.  It would look good on your child's bookshelf or on any library bookshelf.  I highly recommend it to everyone.  I look for more of these books from Carole Roman.
Kissablysweetone More than 1 year ago
   We haven't traveled in awhile, so why don't we head to Hungary?  There are many places we can visit here.  Let's start by learning where we are.  Hungary is a landlocked country. It's surround by land.   We could go to the Hungarian Parliament building and take photos?  Of course we have to try some of the local favorite foods.  Maybe we'll even be in time for St. Steven's Day.  Then we can explore one or two of the one hundred and twelve caves they have there.      It's a pleasure to read these books. They are informative and fun.  Even my teen girls enjoy them.    I felt as if I were there. Preparing to do the things we suggested.  They are colorful and easy for littles to understand.  These books will teach your child more about their world without giving too much information at once.  You need this series.      I found no issues.       I gave the book 5 cheers out of 5 because I love to travel this way.   ~Copy of book provided by author in exchange for a fair review~