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

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

by Carole P. Roman, Kelsea Wierenga


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Let's travel to India! Land of bright colors and delicious spices, If You Were Me and Lived in...India takes young readers on a road trip to learn about this interesting place. Children will learn how to say mommy and daddy, what type of currency is used, games that youngsters play and a lot of interesting facts about the beautiful land of India. If You Were Me and Lived in...India adds this ethnically diverse country to the growing, award winning series that is out to cover the entire globe, teaching children about culture and customs all over the world. The ForeWord Review, Clarion Review gave "If You Were Me and Lived in...Kenya" a coveted five-star ranking. The first book in the series, If You Were Me and Lived in...Mexico" received the Pinnacle Award for Best in Children's Nonfiction 2012.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781947118331
Publisher: Chelshire, Inc.
Publication date: 04/25/2017
Series: If You Were Me and Lived in...Cultural Series , #7
Pages: 28
Sales rank: 752,629
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.20(d)

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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If You Were Me and Lived in...India: A Child's Introduction to Cultures Around the World 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Barbara Fanson for Readers' Favorite If You Were Me and Lived in...India is a wonderful introduction to the country. Author Carole P. Roman organized the pages and discusses food on one page, sports on another, and some common terms on another. I like how the pronunciations are in parenthesis after unusual words, as it helps one to read the story. A Pronunciation Guide is included at the back of the book with the pronunciations and brief definitions. This easy-to read, non-fiction book would be useful in school and public libraries because it’s a good reference book. I think teachers will like the basic introduction to India and will share it with students, or they can read it themselves. Even parents will enjoy reading it with children. If You Were Me and Lived in...India includes a map with the capital city marked on it. The book includes a world map so readers can see where on earth India is located. The illustrations also help to convey the story. The pictures combine photography in the background and drawings in the foreground - an interesting technique. I found myself going back and looking at all the pictures again just to see if a photograph was used and where. The text pages have an orange background, one of the colours of the flag. If You Were Me and Lived in...India is an interesting book that teachers and parents will enjoy reading with children—and I am going to add this country to my bucket list.
ConfuzzledShannon More than 1 year ago
This is one in a series of books that teach children about some of the real life differences in many countries around the world. Having worked as a children's’ lead in a bookstore chain I know books like these are hard to find for children. It is perfect for one of those assignments that teachers create for kids and is better than some encyclopedia. There are not a lot of pages as it is a picture book but there are some Indian words that might give some trouble. The author (Carole Roman) thought of that and has a pronunciation guide. I wish when I was a kid there were books like these focusing on a different country each book. It would have made a many book report easier and maybe would have encouraged me to learn more because it’s simple way it is written.
Autumn2 More than 1 year ago
We received this book to give an honest review. Love this series, and it is great for K to learn about new country and what they have in their country that is the same as ours. Only they call things differently than we do. With this story even though I really enjoyed it some of the words were hard to pronounce thank goodness there was a guide in the back to help out a bit.  I love the way the food is portrayed in India, I have never tried it but when reading it I want to try the food to see if it is as spicy and filled with spices as written. I recommend this book to anyone who wants a fun learning experiences with learning about another country. It isn't filled it boring facts, it is fun facts with pictures that makes it awesome. 
Kissablysweetone More than 1 year ago
  The newest country we visit is India!  So colorful and historically rich.  Your child will love this series of books.  A chance to travel and learn about our world, it's wonderful.  They speak 100 languages in India.      Carole P. Roman makes traveling fun and educational. It's a perfect way to teach your children the things we all have in common. It will make the world seem a little bit smaller to them.      I found no issues.      I gave this on 5 cheers out of 5 because I love this series.   Copy of book provided by author in exchange for a fair review~ 
MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
IF YOU WERE ME AND LIVED IN ...INDIA A Child's Introduction to Culture Around the World CAROLE P. ROMAN is another Children's Book/Cultural Education.#7 of this series and what a great series! A must read for not only young readers, but for educators, parents and grandparents alike. This one is on India, its culture,their games, and so much more. You will be mesmerized by the children of different cultures. Your children can learn a valuable lesson on the diversity of the world though this series, as well as adults. Children are basically the seem everywhere. Ms. Roman gives young readers an introduction into cultures around the world with this wonderful, educational series. Very educational! I so enjoy this series. Received for an honest review. RATING: 5 HEAT RATING: NONE REVIEWED BY: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More
PJtheEMT4 More than 1 year ago
If You Were Me and Lived In... India... A Child's Introduction to Cultures Around The World By Carole P. Roman is the newest picture book introducing young readers to a new country. This book follows a similar format as the first books in the series about Mexico, South Korea, and France. Yet in this newest edition, the author makes greater use of a variety of textures and mixed media in producing the illustrations. This book is also significantly longer than the previous editions in this series with notably longer passages of text. This will draw in a wider range of ages including older elementary readers. The book starts with a simple illustration of India and its capital. This is followed by a simple cartoon of a globe depicting the relative location of India. It is far from an exact drawing and is very stylistic. The simplicity aids in memory retention. The cloudy sky image textures, photographic in quality, add instant appeal to an outdoor city illustration of New Delhi. The dusky twilight sky backdrop against the illustration of a simple cartoon of a traditional Indian family makes for a beautiful and unexpected presentation. The beautiful sunset and authentic fabric pattern and texture adds an authentic appeal and beauty to a simplistic scene. The taj Mahal two page spread is impressive and visually appealing. The bold text over the full color page spreads gives a busy atmosphere. I would like to see this trend of mixed media texture continued in future books. I am happy to see the direction that Roman is taking with the illustrations in her geography picture books. I believe the "Carlesque" styled mixed media illustrations with the simple line cartoons in her newest book 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 story would also be a good choice for a family that is interested in their Indian ancestry, or even appropriate for school children as part of a social studies lesson. This consistency of these geography books makes this series perfect for the school setting. An educator can count on the fact that children will be introduced to the basics. The predictability of the book's format will also appeal to younger readers who are familiar with the series. In this addition to the series, the child will learn about the geographical location of India and will be introduced to its climate, traditional clothing, tourist attractions, theater and the local foods, sports and other social norms. Full color, simply drawn cartoon drawings with the unique texture accents compliment the text. The pronunciations at the end of the book introduces the child to the native language but it would be better to have the equivalent English words listed as well and definitions to reinforce the material learned in the story. At some point in the future, I would like to see Roman combine all the editions of this series into one larger encyclopedia type of volume in order to create one single comprehensive text. I would also like to see the illustrations revamped and updated in order to incorporate more of the mixed media textures as well. I believe that her loyal readers would be interested in having all these editions in one book. To do this would be a wonderful educational and entertaining resource. This would also make the book more accessible and convenient to educators and schools in the public and private sectors . As a blogger I received this book for the purpose of writing this review.