June 10, 2016

If You Were Me and Lived in... Renaissance Italy


“Life was fun, and there was plenty to do, even if you weren’t allowed to go out alone.”


If You Were Me and Lived in…Renaissance Italy, by Carole P. Roman is a wonderful addition to the educational “If You Were Me and Lived In…” book series. Readers journey back to the Middle Ages and learn how people lived in this area of the world. It showcases merchants, art, literature, architecture, family life, and more. What a wonderful history lesson for children that makes learning fun and exciting.


The book lists famous Italians and art works, and also includes a six-page glossary of terms. It is thicker than many of the other books in the series, loaded with fun facts.

Examples of Renaissance boys and girls names (Dolce, Lisabetta, Lorenzo, and Cosimo) architectural buildings, cultural clothing, and innovative businesses, etc. are described.

It is very important for our children to learn about different cultures, beliefs, environments, and times. The information in this book, as well as the illustrations, gives the reader a well-rounded idea of what it would’ve been like to live in Renaissance Italy.

This is just one book in Ms. Roman’s cultural-packed educational series.


5 stars 

Cover: Like it
Title: Like it
Pages: 56
Target Reader: Elementary school age children
First Line: “If you were me and lived in Renaissance Italy, you would have been born over five hundred years ago around the year 1483, somewhere outside of Florence, Italy, in a region called Tuscany.”

I received a Review Copy from the author.