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If you were me and lived in... Russia: A Child's Introduction to Culture Around the World

If You Were Me and Lived in Russia, by Carole P. Roman | Dedicated Review

The Children’s Book Review | July 3, 2014

If you were me and lived in... Russia: A Child's Introduction to Culture Around the WorldIf You Were Me and Lived in … Russia: A Child’s Introduction to Culture Around the World

By Carole P. Roman

Paperback: 32 pages

Age Range: 4-8

Publisher: CreateSpace(May 14, 2014)

ISBN: 978-1493781980

What to expect: Russia, Places, Language, Food, Culture, Sports

If You Were Me and Lived in Russia is the latest installment to a great picture book series that showcases diversity and encourages children to explore the world. After the recent 2014 Winter Olympic Games, most children will be familiar with the country of Russia and will readily absorb fun facts about this far-off country that is host to many different nationalities and ethnic groups.

Award-winning author Carole P. Roman kicks off the information by pointing out that while known for its cold weather, Russia is so large that it has nine different time zones and the climate varies from warm to cold. As in all of the other books from this series, kids will get to try out Russian names and practice calling their mothers and fathers, mamochka (ma-moosh-ka) and papochka (pah-poosh-ka)—so fun to say! Readers also learn to spend rubles (money) on traditional Russian hats with earflaps. Moscow is visited, flavorful food is explored, ice hockey is played, Matryoshka dolls are collected, and traditional holidays are celebrated. The most important part of this book—and all of the If Your Were Me series— is throughout the various cultural experiences and differences showcased, the children featured and situations encountered are familiar and remind us that we are all very much the same.

This is a fun and informative book written in a clear and digestible format for children ages 4-8.

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About the Author

Carole P. Roman’s is the award winning author of the nonfiction If You Were Me and Lived in… series of children’s books. The first title in the collection, entitled If You Were Me and Lived in…Mexico, won the Pinnacle Award for Best in Children’s Nonfiction in 2012. Her latest entry in the series, If You Were Me and Lived in…Russia was inspired by her grandson. 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 Remarkable Merit, and won the Pinnacle Award in 2012.

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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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