December 31, 2014

If You Were Me and Lived In Mexico


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

If You Were Me and Lived in…Mexico is the debut book of the “If You Were Me and Lived In…” learning book series. I really like the unique concept of this series. As a child, I often wondered how different it would be if I’d grown up in a different country or culture.

This non-fiction series awakens an appreciation and hunger for history in young readers. Not only is the reader entertained and educated, but also builds his/her vocabulary with words from each particular culture. The illustrations are engaging and colorful and give a good taste of life in each particular country.

If You Were Me and Lived in…Mexico explains that this country is in the southern part of North America, and that there are historic buildings, such as palaces, the capital, Mexico City. Aspects of this culture such as unique names (Alejandro or Isabella) money (Pesos) places to visit (a Mayan Temple) foods (tamales) and more, are described, giving a brief flavor of what life in Mexico might be like.

It’s wonderful for children to learn different cultures, beliefs, and environments. The world is made up of diverse people and ways of life, and it’s nice to have at least an impression of our neighbors.

Some names or words, such as Santiago (San-Tia-go) Nicolas (Ni-co_LAS)) and Muneca (mu-NIE-ca) may be new to young readers, so the pronunciation page at 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 stars 

Cover: Like it
Title: Like it
Pages: 28
Target Reader: Elementary school age children
First Line: If you were me and lived in Mexico, your home would be somewhere here, in the southern part of North America.

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


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a Review Copy from the author. I was not required to write a positive review. The options I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255

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