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

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

by Carole P. Roman


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If You Were Me and Lived in ...Kenya: A Child's Introduction to Cultures around the World by Carole P. Roman

Let's travel to Kenya! Number five in this exciting series travels to Africa to learn about the thrilling country of Kenya. This extraordinary book "If You Were Me and Lived in...Kenya- A Child's Introduction to Cultures Around the World" explores life for children on a new continent. The book touches on many familiar topics such as names, money, games,and food as well the sites and sounds that come with living in Africa.

Embraced by educators, parents, and children, the series gently and respectfully introduces the subjects of cultures and customs around the world.
On "If You Were Me and Lived in...South Korea":
"Roman has proven her skill at writing children's books with her Captain No Beard series, as well as with the other volumes in her cultural series. If you were me and lived in ...South Korea uses a technique of speaking directly to the child reading or listening, similar to Laura Numeroff's If You Give a...series. This strategy is well suited to a book about foreign cultures as it gives little imaginations a boost by helping children envision themselves growing up with customs and traditions different from the ones they're familiar with..." Peter Dabbene ForeWord Reviews Clarion Review

On "If You Were Me and Lived in...France":
"It is the simplistic and positive way that Roman,a former social studies teacher, delivers the text, that makes this series appealing-the books are short and to the point and just what you want when you're introducing geography and culture to the youngest reading set." Bianca Schulz-The Children's Book review.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781481979917
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/24/2013
Series: Child's Introduction to Cultures Around the World Series , #5
Pages: 30
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.08(d)
Age Range: 1 - 17 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.

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If You Were Me and Lived in ...Kenya: A Child's Introduction to Cultures around the World 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Vernita Naylor for Readers' Favorite In order to expand your horizons, it is always great to learn about the world around you and about those people that are different than you. Reading If You Were Me and Lived in... Kenya: A Child's Introduction to Cultures around the World (Volume 5) by Carole P. Roman, your child will learn about the beauty of Kenya. This beautifully illustrated, colorful children’s book offers various aspects of the Kenyan culture. In this book, young readers will learn about the currency called the shilling, the capital Nairobi, the Masai Mara National Reserve, samosa, cricket, the food and the Mombasa Carnival that are all special to the Kenyan culture. As always, to expand your child's learning experience, the glossary that Carole adds at the end of each book in all of her If You Were Me and Lived in… series truly enhances a child's intellectual abilities. Carole Roman’s If You Were Me and Lived in… series and the illustrators that she uses create a world traveler's experience. This book, as seen through the eyes of the children of the various cultures, makes this a special treat. I loved this book because I felt like I was walking through the parks, streets and markets as I witnessed the numerous events mentioned in the book. Reading about Kenya, Israel, China or the Mayan Empire is such a great way to introduce the wonders of each country to young readers. If you are looking for a book that is entertaining and that will encourage your child to want to read more, this is a great place to start.
Pooke More than 1 year ago
JAMBO! (Hello) This is a children’s book telling about life, and the way people live, in the country of Kenya. Each of the twenty-six pages is colored, and half the pages contain brightly illustrated pictures. This soft, paper-bound-book, is aimed toward three to eight-year-old children. This book contains information about Kenya including the type of money used, the people that live in the country and the geographic location on the globe. All of it is presented in a fun and simple way that children can understand. The back of the book contains a list of words associated with Kenya, and the way to pronounce them. The author does a great job of pointing out the things that are the same, and things that are different, for people in other parts of the world. For instance, she shares the common names for children in Kenya. They are Kiano, Jaramogi, or Gacoki for boys and Akeyo, Kioni, or Dalia for girls. Children can relate to this because everyone has a name, but the Kenyan names are also different from the ones common in their country. Ms. Roman also makes this point again when telling about playtime, an activity all children like, and are familiar with. But in Kenya, the children like to play a game called Cricket, which American children most likely are unfamiliar with. Again, this is a great example of something being both alike, and different, at the same time. As children either read this book, or listen while it is read to them, things they are not familiar with are presented, but children also see that some differences contain common ground. The eye-catching colors and pictures in the book should also be attractive to children. Reading this book is a fun way for learning to take place while it is in the disguise of a story. I recommend this 5-star book to anyone wanting a painless and entertaining way for youngsters to learn about the geography, culture, and people in Kenya. I’d like to thank the author for providing me with a complimentary copy of this book for the purpose of review. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required, or influenced, to give anything but an honest appraisal.
Reader_Views More than 1 year ago
This is another series in Ms. Roman’s cultural knowledge from around the world. “If You Were Me and Lived in Kenya” is very interesting, easy to read, great graphics and covers many of the topics children are interested in. Zoey: I loved loved this book. The pictures were great, but the information about what kids call their parents, the food and culture was amazing. I never knew about so many things, but I do know we have studied this in school, but not like this. Cooking goat on a spit, or playing the game called Cricket was very new to me. My great-grandmother used to play Cricket in England where she was born. I was amazed that kids made up their own toys from sticks or cloth and had a great time. It’s just like when I like to paint a box into a car or bed for my dolls. I read this two times and then took it to my teacher, I am in 4th grade and she read it to the class. Now we all want to get more books from this author! We decided that from what we learned from this book we would have a Kenya day where we all dressed up and pretended we were living in Kenya. Each of us had to do our own research on Kenya and then talk about it in class. Nana: Zoey loved this book, she has read it so many times and then we talk about it. She looked up information on the computer about Kenya and showed it to us. This book was so easy to read, very educational and now when we go to the library we look and get more books on this. “If You Were Me and Lived in Kenya” by Carole P. Roman was such an exciting adventure, and I can’t wait to read other books in her series. Reviewed by Zoey Crane (age 9) for Reader Views (12/13)
Autumn2 More than 1 year ago
We received this book to give an honest review. I was really glad that we got the opportunity to review about another country. It gives you a bit of insight as to what you can see, what different words are called and it is perfect for kids.  It is very educational and one that I would recommend for teachers to read to their students if they are happening to learn about different countries. I really enjoyed how the author showed that the children used their imaginations to make their own toys it is because they don't have much and they make the best with what they have. Lovely lovely book that I highly recommend. I will for sure be reading the rest of the books in this series. 
MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
IF YOU WERE ME AND LIVED IN....KENYA: A CHILD'S INTRODUCTION TO CULTURE AROUND THE WORLD by CAROLE P. ROMAN is an interesting Children's book/Culture. "I liked this book because it tells you how life would be if you lived in Kenya. I like the pictures. I would recommend this book for children ages 7 and older. I gave this book a 4 because it teaches you a lot and has very, very good pictures." This title was written and reviewed by a nine year, but as her grandmother I totally agree. Ms. Roman has written a simple but educational story. A wonderful read! Received for an honest review from the author. RATING: 4 HEAT RATING: NONE REVIEWED BY: Baby Girl, & AprilR, Courtesy of My Book Addiction and More