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

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


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Join Carole P. Roman as she visits the Republic of Italy. Learn what it is like to live in Rome, see the famous architecture, celebrate a favorite holiday and discover popular names for both boys and girls. Be fascinated with it's diverse and rich history and colorful traditions. On the way, you might learn a word or two in Italian!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781947118423
Publisher: Chelshire, Inc.
Publication date: 04/19/2017
Series: If You Were Me and Lived in...Cultural Series , #16
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 1,262,395
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.08(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 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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ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite If You Were Me and Lived In... Italy: A Child's Introduction to Cultures Around the World by Carole P. Roman is a fascinating book that will educate children about Italy, its culture, essence, sights, and sounds. Italy was the home of the Roman Empire during ancient times and controlled most of the world, with the Roman Empire stretching over almost forty-eight modern countries. The book throws light on the history of Italy and its influence on Western civilization. It is so much fun to learn the names of various kinds of foods and say words in Italian, and this book guides young readers to do just that! The book helps children travel to Italy and discover the place while sitting at home. Isn’t that wonderful? I love these types of books that tell readers about foreign lands and places of interest there, their culture, society, and food. They encourage children to dream about new places and travel to new lands. The descriptions are detailed and informative, making it easy for young readers to comprehend and enjoy the book. The illustrations are charming and they capture the author’s thoughts and concepts beautifully. It is a good book for school libraries because of the educational content, and the pronunciation guide at the end of the book is helpful in understanding how the words are actually pronounced. It is an excellent tool for learning for children of all ages, and makes geography look so easy and interesting! I want to pack my bags and travel to Italy. What about you?
PennyMindingMom More than 1 year ago
For my daughter’s spring concert her class performed a skit that took place in an Italian Restaurant and then sang a song about Pasta. It was so much fun to watch and it made my daughter want to learn more about the Italian culture. “If You Were Me and Lived In…Italy” is another installment in the “If You Were Me and Lived In…” series of books by Carole P. Roman. Each book in this series is an adventure to a different culture around the world. These books are a wonderful way for your little one to explore the world all from the comfort of home. “If You Were Me and Lived In…Italy” is a journey to the magnificent land of Italy. Discover what your name might be, games that you and your friends may play and even what you would call your Mom and Dad. I love that the book shares the culture of Italy from a child’s point of view, sharing the facts that will be of interest to children in the primary grades. I love the format of this book. The author has taken the time to put a pronunciation guide in the text, which is helpful when reading new words. An example is on page 6 – “You might live in the capital, Rome (Ro-m-a). The guide is also at the end of the book if you would like to review some of the new words that you have learned! My kids enjoy the common themes that run through the book series. They are excited to know the names for “Mom” and “Dad” in several languages and love to show off their new language skills when they can. In this book we learn the names for various kinds of food, how to say school in Italian and many other words. The illustrations are bright and colourful. The illustrator has included used some real-life images as well as drawn images. I feel that the photographic images aren't as crisp as they could be, but I love the dimension they add to the book. Each image helps the book to "come alive" for your child. “If You Were Me And Lived In…Italy” touches on the various aspects of living in Italy from it’s history to modern day sports. It is a wonderful book to introduce your little one to what life would be like if your family lived in Italy. Where will Ms. Roman take us next? Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of “If You Were Me and Lived In…Italy” in exchange for my review. All opinions are 100% my own.
Reader_Views More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Paola (age 9) for Reader Views (01/17) “If You Were Me and Lived in… Italy” by Carole P. Roman, is about a country located in the southern part of Europe, also called lo Stivale (lo stee-val-e) or “the boot” because the country has the shape of one. The Capital city is Rome (Ro-m-a) which was founded in the year 753 BC and that is the only city that has another country inside it, The Catholic (Cath-o-lic), and its capital Vatican City. Also in Rome, you will see the Coliseum (Col-es-see-yum) an ancient theater built of stone and concrete, being the largest Amphitheatre in the world. It is also a book that will teach you some of the basic Italian words like Gelato, formaggio, pane, Nonna, etc., as well as some cultural festivities, and the way Italians celebrate and their food. It shows some activities with the families as they get together to enjoy the weekend, like going to see grandparents on Sundays and watching football. I enjoyed “If You Were Me and Lived in… Italy” by Carole P. Roman very much and liked the pronunciation guide.
quibecca More than 1 year ago
I love these books. They are so great for little kids. It's a great way to expose them to new countries, and cultures! It's fun to learn the words for simple things like Mom, Dad, Grandma, and Grandpa. You learn about what they are famous for. It's just a great book to expose little kids to new cultures.
Kissablysweetone More than 1 year ago
We're off to Italy! In this book we will learn all about Italy. It's a very old country with a proud heritage. Their history is rich and interesting. Let's go! I have said before and will continue to say how much I love this series. It gives every child a chance to "travel" to far off places. I love that history is included in these books. Children get curious right from the first page. This series should be part of your child's library. What a perfect way to spend time with your child. I found no issues. I gave this one 5 cheers out of 5 because giving children a chance to explore is always a good thing. ~Copy of book provided by author in exchange for a fair review~