If You Were Me and Lived in… Egypt by @CarolePRoman #bookreview #kidlit #IARTG

IYWM Egypt


Title: If You Were Me and Lived in… Egypt

Author: Carole P. Roman (Author), Kelsea Wierenga (Illustrator)

Genre: Children’s Picture Books, Travel, Multi-culturalism


Book Blurb:

Join Carole P. Roman when she visits the stunning and exciting land of Egypt in the newest book of her informative series. Learn why this ancient land often called “the cradle of civilization.” Travel down the Nile to discover Egypt’s fascinating history. See the land through the eyes of a youngster like you and understand what life is like in this exotic place.


Don’t forget to look at the other books in the series so that you can be an armchair world traveler.


My Review:

All abroad! We’re travelling to the country of Egypt, courtesy of Award-Winning Author Carole P. Roman. When I think of Egypt, the first thing I think of is the iconic Cleopatra. But thanks to Carole, I’ve learned Egypt is a lot more than her.


Here are few facts:

  • Egypt is one of the oldest nations on Earth, as it’s 10,000 years-old
  • Cairo is the largest city in the Middle-East
  • Egypt is home to one of the great wonders of the world: The Pyramids
  • You can sail down the Nile River in a felucca, the same design as what the Egyptians sailed in thousands of years ago
  • Sham-al-Nessim is a national holiday that marks the beginning of spring and Egyptians decorate eggs like what children do for Easter.



I loved this book because while I am fascinated by Ancient Egypt, it was eye-opening to see what Egyptian children do for fun nowadays. Carole did an outstanding job with blending history with modern-day in this delightful book. The pronunciation guide was filled with all kinds of words and concepts that I even enjoyed.


Children will love this journey to Egypt and it will help them see that we’re a lot alike.


I can’t wait to see where Carole will take us next.


My Rating:  5 stars


Buy it now:

Amazon http://www.amazon.com/You-Were-Lived-Egypt-Introduction-ebook/dp/B01DL9M1US




Author Biography:

Named to Kirkus Reviews’ Best of 2012 for her first book, award winning author Carole P. Roman started writing as a dare from one of her sons. Using an imaginary game she played with her grandson as a base, Captain No Beard was born.”Captain No Beard- An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate’s Life” has not only been named to Kirkus Best of 2012, it received the Star of Exceptional Merit, and won the Pinnacle Award for 2012. “Pepper Parrot’s Problem with Patience” Book 2 in the series, received 5 Stars from The ForeWord Review The Clarion Review. Strangers on the High Seas has won second place in the Rebecca’s Reads Choice Awards 2013. It has followed with six more books to the series. This year, Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis was named to Kirkus Best 2015. The entire cultural non-fiction series If You Were Me and Lived in… was named Best Series by Shelf Unbound. She has begun work on two new series that will be released in early 2016.



Motivated by her love of yoga, Roman has written a book that not only teaches four poses, but shows how easy and accessible yoga can be.



Her new non fiction series, “If You Were Me and Lived in…” combines her teaching past with her love of exploration and interest in the world around us. The debut book in the series, “If You Were Me and Lived in…Mexico” has won the Pinnacle Award for Best in Children’s Non Fiction 2012. France, South Korea, and Norway. Rebecca’s Reads has given If You Were Me and Lived in…Norway an honorable mention in the 2013 Choice Awards. If You Were Me and lived in …France won second place. ForeWord Review has nominated If You Were Me and Lived in…France for best in children’s non fiction literature 2013. They will be followed with Kenya, Turkey, India, and Australia. She plans to do Portugal, Greece, and Argentina next year.



Writing for children has opened up a whole second act for her. While she is still working in her family business, this has enabled her to share her sense of humor as well as love for history and culture with the audience she adores. Roman lives on Long Island with her husband and near her children.


Social Media Links:

Website http://caroleproman.com/


Blog http://caroleproman.blogspot.ca/


Facebook https://www.facebook.com/CarolePRomanAwardWinningAuthorAndBooks


Twitter https://twitter.com/caroleproman


Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/caroleproman/


Reviewed by: Mrs. N


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