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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

If You Were Me and Lived In .... India by Carole P. Roman (children's book review)

If You Were Me and Lived in India....
A Child's Introduction to Culture Around the World
Author:  Carole P. Roman
Published:  2013
Publisher:  Self-published
A Children's Picture Book with Pronunciation Guide
Source:  a complimentary copy was provided by the author and Bostick Communications in exchange for an honest review.

"If You Were Me and Lived in...India - An Introduction to Learning About Other Cultures," is another entry in this educational series that takes children on a journey to India.  Perfect for children from Pre-K to age eight, this little book is a ground breaking new experience in exposing children to the joy of cultural differences.


My thoughts:

The around the world trip continues with former teacher Carole P. Roman as your guided tour in this children's book, If You Were Me and Lived in India.

Once you locate India on the map drawn for you, you soon find yourself in New Delhi, the capital of India.  You might take a rickshaw taxi to get around.  Amazingly, there are over 100 hundred languages spoken there!  If you are a boy, your name could be Raj; a girl, Priyanka.  Children learn that mother is Maaji and father is Pitaji.  The currency of India and a visit to the Taj Mahal are included in this brief introduction to the country.  A pronunciation guide is included so you and your child can practice the new words.

This series is valuable as a teaching tool to introduce your child or your class (teacher/student) to a new country and the people who live there.  With colourful well-drawn illustrations and conversational text, children and parents alike will enjoy visiting a new land.

Carole P. Roman is a former teacher and an accomplished author.  According to Carole Roman's website, there are three other books in this series including:  If You Were Me and Lived in Mexico, If You Were Me and Lived in Asia, If You Were Me and Lived in France.  She has also written and book for children about yoga, "I Want to Do Yoga Too."  See her website   http://caroleproman.com for a complete list of her published works.


  1. What a great idea. Children in the U.S. know very little about the world around them. Even our news doesn't often incorporate much from other countries.

  2. Loved your review! Russia is up next!!!!


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