Title: If You Were Me and Lived in… Poland: A Child’s Introduction to Culture Around the World
Author: Carole P. Roman (Author), Kelsea Wierenga (Illustrator)
Genre: Children’s Books, Non-Fiction, Multi-culturism
Join Carole P. Roman when she visits Poland in the newest book of her informative series. Learn about the varied customs and cultures. Travel to Eastern Europe to discover what you would eat and do for fun. See the land through the eyes of a youngster like you and understand what life is like in this exciting place. Don’t forget to look at the other books in the series so that you can be an armchair world traveler.
Carole P. Roman is back with a new installment in her Cultural series and this time she’s taking us to Poland. I have never been to Poland but after reading this book, I’m planning on taking a trip there someday (bucket list).
Fun facts about Poland I learned from this book:
People of Poland are called Polanie
Poland was founded in 1025
The official seal of Warsaw has a mermaid on it
Most Polish kids spent time outdoors playing
Ice hockey is huge in Poland
A popular game people play is spot the gnome
June 1st is Children’s Day
I loved the illustrations and learned so much about Poland. It’s amazing to me how I associate Poland with WWII and being captured by Germany but Poland has done so much to help make this world better. From composers to salt mines, Poland should be honored and a destination spot for tourists.
I highly recommend this book to everyone but especially to parents, teachers and educators. It’s a friendly yet interactive way for children to learn more about Poland and its residents. Another gem by Roman!
My Rating: 5 stars
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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.
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Reviewed by: Mrs. N
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