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If You Were Me and Lived in Turkey by Carole P. Roman

If You Were Me and Lived in … Turkey: A Child’s Introduction to Culture Around the World | Dedicated Review

The Children’s Book Review | January 31, 2014

If You Were Me and Lived in Turkey by Carole P. RomanIf You Were Me and Lived in … Turkey: A Child’s Introduction to Culture Around the World

By Carole P. Roman

Paperback: 26 pages

Age Range: 3-8

Publisher: CreateSpace (November 29, 2013)

ISBN-13: 978-1481979849

What to expect: Turkey, Places, Turkish words, Culture, Geography, History

Are you ready to travel off to yet another amazing country with award-winning author and former social studies teacher Carole P. Roman? This time she takes young readers to the only country that has a major city that sits on two continents. Yes kids, pack your bags, grab your annem (mom) and baba (dad), you’re going to delightful Turkey!

Once children who are new to geography get past the fact that there is indeed a country named like the US Thanksgiving icon, they’ll be whisked off by the kid narrators on an adventure through one of Turkey’s major cities (Istanbul). They’ll get to try out a Turkish name (3 samples for boys and 3 samples for girls are provided), visit the market and learn that lira is used to pay for things, and they’ll even do some site-seeing at a historical site and pick up some history facts along the way. Kids will especially love knowing that every year on April 23, Children’s Day is celebrated. The illustrator always does a nice job with the illustrations by making sure that the rich colors of every culture explored are shown. And a bonus pronunciation guide is easy to find on the last page.

If You Were Me and Lived in Turkey Illustration

“If You Were Me and Lived in Turkey” illustration copyright, 2013, by Carole P. Roman

Every book in the If You Were Me and Lived in … series is like a digestible and kid-friendly piece of Wikipedia, great for kids ages 3-8.

Add these books to your collection: 

If You Were Me and Lived in … Turkey: A Child’s Introduction to Culture Around the World

If You Were Me and Lived in … Kenya: A Child’s Introduction to Culture Around the World

If You Were Me and Lived in … Norway: An Introduction to Learning About Other Cultures

If You Were Me and Lived in … South Korea: A Child’s Introduction to Culture Around the World

If You Were Me and Lived in … France: A Child’s Introduction to Culture Around the World

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For more information, visit: http://caroleproman.com

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Bianca Schulze is the founder of The Children’s Book Review. She is a reader, reviewer, mother and children’s book lover. She also has a decade’s worth of experience working with children in the great outdoors. Combined with her love of books and experience as a children’s specialist bookseller, the goal is to share her passion for children’s literature to grow readers. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, she now lives with her husband and three children near Boulder, Colorado.

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