Review sponsored by Carole P. Roman
The Children’s Book Review | August 5, 2016
Written by Carole P. Roman
Illustrated by Kelsea Wierenga
Age Range: 4 – 8
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (2016)
What to expect: Brazil, Places, Language, Food, Culture
It’s time for the latest installment in the IF YOU WERE ME AND LIVED IN … picture book series that introduces youngsters to cultures around the world.
Welcome to Brazil, the largest country in South America and the host of the 2016 Summer Olympics! Try giving yourself a popular Brazilian name like Lucas or Gabriela and get ready to samba as Carole P. Roman takes readers through the sites, customs, and flavors of Brazil. Visit Brasilia (the current capital city) and Rio de Janeiro (the original capital). Discover the natural wonders of the Amazon by boat and begin a discussion on deforestation. Go to Carnaval and join in on the many festivities, see the floats at the parades and all the singing and dancing, and don’t forget to wear your brightly colored and flamboyant costume.
Here’s the magic, Roman’s facts about this country and its pulsating culture are delivered with ease in short paragraphs that allow the reader to imagine what life would truly be like for them if they were to visit Brazil. The reader is asked to guess what some of the Portuguese words that are scattered throughout the text might mean and a glossary is included at the end of the book with pronunciation and definitions. “Can you guess what color vermelho is?” Kelsea Wierenga’s cheerful digital illustrations are created with vibrant colors and often lay over photographs from Brazil—the illustration for Carnaval captures the colorful razzle-dazzle of the festivities.
There is no doubt that the Summer Olympics will bring the attention of many a child to Brazil. If You Were Me and Lived In … Brazil is just the right book for kids ages 4-8 that would like to know what life would be like living as a child in Brazil.
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About Carole P. Roman
Carole P. Roman is the award winning author of the nonfiction series of children’s books, If You Were Me and Lived in … . The first title in the collection, If You Were Me and Lived in…Mexico, won the Pinnacle Award for Best in Children’s Nonfiction in 2012. If You Were Me and Lived in…Russia and If You Were Me and Lived in…France were finalists in the Indie Fab Foreword Review Book of the Year. Norway and South Korea have also been named as Book of the Year with Rebecca’s Reads and Children’s Reader’s View Book of the Year. Roman has also found success with her Captain No Beard children’s books. Her debut, Captain No Beard: An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate’s Life, was named a Kirkus Best of 2012, received a Star of Exceptional Merit, and won the Pinnacle Award in 2012. Roman lives on Long Island with her husband and very near her children.
Enter to win a complete autographed 18 book set of the If You Were Me and Lived In series, written by award-winning author Carole P. Roman and illustrated by Kelsea Wierenga; including If You Were Me and Lived in … Brazil: A Child’s Introduction to Culture Around the World!
One (1) winner receives the grand prize:
- An autographed set of Carole P. Roman’s If You Were Me series (18 books)
Three (3) winners receive:
- An autographed copy of If You Were Me and Lived in … Brazil, by Carole P. Roman.
Age Range: 4-8
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