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. This is her first Early Reader chapter book. She lives on Long Island with her husband and near her children and grandchildren.
|Product dimensions:||8.30(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.20(d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
About the Author
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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If You Were Me And Lived In China is a inside look at what living in China is really like! You might live in Beijing which is an ancient city over 3000 years old with a Forbidden City within the walls that has over 4000 rooms with even more secrets rooms that hasn't even been discovered. You learn what your name could be to what you might buy in a store and even a little history lesson of China! You could also learn customs that are sacred to the Chinese with a easy guide in the back that will have you saying the right way to say something in Chinese! You have to love books like this that give everyone a simple history lesson but fun to read at the same time. This book and this series is perfect for anyone who wants a great start to learning more about the Chinese or any other culture that this series explores! You don't have to have kids to enjoy this series, just read it and it will make you want to learn more even as a adult! Thank You to Carole P. Roman for writing a fantastic installment in this series! This book came from my own personal Library!
My children love exploring different cultures. Today they were excited about the dragon her music class was creating to celebrate the Chinese New Year. “If You Were Me And Lived In…China” is a great way to introduce your little one to the Chinese culture just in time for the Chinese New Year. “If You Were Me And Lived In…China” is another installment in the “If You Were Me And Lived In…” series of books by Carole P Roman. This book is a gentle introduction to the mysterious land of China. It follows a similar pattern to the other books in the series. My children learned what their names might be if they lived in China. In this book, we learned how to say “I love you, Mommy” and the word for “Daddy”. The author challenges the reader to say “I love you, Daddy” and my children quickly took up the challenge! Throughout the book are illustrations that help your child visualize the Chinese culture. I love that there is a crisp “real-life” image of the Great Wall of China. It helped my children see how magnificent this structure truly is. The book demonstrates how similar and diverse our cultures are. My children made the connection between the dancers preforming the lion dance, to the dancers we witnessed at the Diversity celebration in our hometown. They also noticed how we also celebrate with Fireworks on special occasions, but the meaning behind them is different. The author has included a pronunciation guide in the book. I love that it included in the text, this makes it easier for young readers to sound out difficult words. There is also a guide at the back of the book for reference. “If You Were Me And Lived In…China” is a gentle introduction to the Chinese culture. It has taught my child that we can be thousands of miles apart and life at first glance seems strange and scary, we can look past our differences to discover how similar we really are. *Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of “If You Were Me And Lived In…China” in exchange for my review. All opinions are 100% my own.