December 31, 2014

If You Were Me And Lived In Peru




“So now you see, if you were me, how life in Peru could really be.”


If You Were Me and Lived in…Peru is another entry in the educational “If You Were Me and Lived In…” book series. It takes young readers on a journey to the Republic of Peru, opening with a map showing its location in South America, and colorful illustrations depicting Peruvian boys and girls.

This non-fiction series awakens an appreciation and hunger for history in young readers. Not only are readers entertained and educated, but also build their vocabulary with words from each particular culture.

If You Were Me and Lived in…Peru exposes readers to the geographical and cultural aspects of living in the many climates of the country, such as the Amazon Rain Forest and the Andes Mountains,  and the February celebration of Carnival.

As in the other books of the series, names of boys and girls (such as Fernando and Carmen) currency (nuevos soles) cultural foods (ceviche) and games (sapito) are described.

It’s essential to teach our children about the different cultures, beliefs, and environments our world consists of. This book provides the perfect opportunity to gain at glimpse of life in Peru.

Some names or words, such as Hugo (Hew-go) and muneca (moon-yek-a) may be new to young readers, so the pronunciation pages in the back of the book is helpful.

This series is recommended for young explorers who are curious about the world around them. The engaging and edifying books make unique gifts and constructive additions to any child’s bookshelf.


4.5 stars 

Cover: Like it
Title: Like it
Pages: 30
Target Reader: Elementary school age children
First Line: “If you were me and lived in Peru (Pir-roo), you would find your home in the western part of South America, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean.”

Learn more about Carole P. Roman HERE.
Purchase or look inside the book HERE.

Books in A Child's Introduction to Cultures Around the World series:

                If you were me and lived in…Mexico
                If you were me and lived in…South Korea
                If you were me and lived in…France
                If You Were Me and Lived in…Norway
                If You Were Me and Lived in…Kenya
                If You Were Me and Lived in…Turkey
                If You Were Me and Lived in…India
                If you were me and lived in…Australia
                If you were me and lived in…Russia
                If You Were Me and Lived in…Portugal
                If You Were Me and Lived in…Greece
                If You Were Me And Lived In…Peru


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