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If You Were Me And Lived In Peru

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“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

If You Were Me And Lived In Norway

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“So now you see, if you were me, how life in Norway could really be.” If You Were Me and Lived in…Norway is another entry in the educational “If You Were Me and Lived In…” book series. It takes young readers on a journey to Norway, with a map in the beginning that shows its location in Northern Europe, and colorful illustrations depicting Norwegian 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…Norway exposes readers to the geographical and cultural aspects of living in “ The Land of the Midnight Sun.” From seeing Aurora Borealis (the northern lights in the winter sky) to staying in the Kirkenes Hotel (a building made out of snow and ice) readers will be exposed to exceptional aspects of this beautiful and unique country. As in the other books of the series

If You Were Me and Lived In India

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“So now you see, if you were me, how life in India could really be.” If You Were Me and Lived in…India is another entry in the educational “If You Were Me and Lived In…” books, and one of my favorites in the series. It takes young readers on a journey to India, with a map in the beginning that shows its location in South Asia, and colorful illustrations depicting Indian 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…India exposes readers to the cultural differences of living in South Asia. From living in the capital city of New Delhi, where important laws are made, to visiting The Taj Mahal (a beautiful monument emperor Shah Jehan made for his wife) readers will be exposed to numerous cultures and aspects things they may have never heard of before. As in th

If You Were Me and Lived In South Korea

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“So now you see, if you were me, how life in South Korea could really be.” If You Were Me and Lived in…South Korea is the third entry in the educational “If You Were Me and Lived In…” book series—and my favorite so far. It takes readers on a journey to South Korea, with a map in the beginning that shows the location of South Korea, and colorful illustrations depicting Asian boys and girls. 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. If You Were Me and Lived in…South Korea displays the distinctive features of this interesting country. From living in the capital city of Seoul, the largest city in South Korea, to visiting Min Sok Chon (the Korean Folk Village, readers will be exposed to many things they may have never heard of before. They may be surprised to learn that the ancient martial art of self

If You Were Me and Lived In France

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“So now you see, if you were me, how life in France could really be.” If You Were Me and Lived in…France is part of the “If You Were Me and Lived In…” learning book series. I love learning opportunity of these books and have read and reviewed two previous books of the series. A map in the front of the book shows the location of France, and the colorful illustrations are appealing. 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. If You Were Me and Lived in…France displays the distinctive features of this beautiful country. From living in the capital city of Paris, the first city in Europe to use gas streetlamps, to visiting the Eiffel Tower built in 1889. As in the other books of the series, names of boys and girls, types of currency, cultural foods, and historical buildings are shared. The book e