January 22, 2015

If You Were Me and Lived in Hungary


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


If You Were Me and Lived in…Hungary is another entry in the educational “If You Were Me and Lived In…” book series. It takes young readers on a journey through this lovely country in Central Europe.

The first page shows a colored map, pinpointing where Hungary is located. Each page thereafter introduces readers to the geographic, cultural, and historical aspects of living in this landlocked nation. Regional foods (such as goulash), activities, people, inventions (and sports, as well as common Hungarian words and names (such as Attila and Judit) are also explained, and pronunciation is provided.

It’s essential to teach our children about the different cultures, beliefs, and environments of our world. This book provides a nice glimpse into life in Hungary. Some names or words, such as Paprika (pap-rik-ca) and Danube (dan-oob) may be new to young readers, so the three pronunciation pages at the back of the book are very helpful.

* I must mention that I came across a couple errors or typos (live/life, you/your).

This installment of the non-fiction series awakens an appreciation of Hungary in even the youngest of readers. Not only are they entertained and educated, but are also provided an opportunity to build their vocabulary with Hungarian terms.

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


3 stars 

Cover: Like it
Title: Like it
Pages: 21
Target Reader: Elementary school age children
First Line: “If you were me and lived in Hungary (Hun-gar-ry), you would find yourself landlocked in Central Europe.”

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