If You Were Me and Lived in… A Child’s Introduction to Cultures Around the World by Carole P. Roman



Goodreads Summary:

Carole P. Roman’s fun travel series for kids.

An exciting introduction to world cultures written for young readers ages three through eight, these new expeditions take around the globe, and give them a colorful glimpse into what living in other countries is like. Highlighting a myriad of topics, including language, cuisine, climate, and history, this book teaches kids about diversity while also revealing to them the important truth that we are all connected.

Parents, grandparents, and teachers alike will love opening their children’s eyes to the world around them in a fun and easy way—and they’ll be happily surprised when they end up learning a few things themselves.

My Thoughts:

I received these books for free in exchange for honest reviews.  Would I buy these books based on covers and titles alone?  Yes If I was a parent.  The books are great, even adults will learn things about other cultures.  The books came with flags for the countries, and even a passport booklet for kids to mark where they have “traveled.”  I love that you could incorporate the books into activities also, by making some of the dishes mentioned in the stories, or celebrating the holidays.  All of the book covers has two children (a boy and a girl) holding a globe, and pointing to where the country is located.  I like that the illustrations seem racially and culturally accurate, even in the clothes that they wear.  All of the books start with a map, that shows where the capital is, and an introduction to where in the world it is (continent, etc.) The book moves to some history of the country with local attractions.  I like how the names of places and things in the other languages that would be hard to pronounce are printed beside the words phonetically. It moves on to names you might have if you were born there, what you would call members of your family, the currency, traditional meals, holidays, and more.  All of the books follow the same pattern, which I think makes the series cohesive. I would definitely recommend these books to parents.

8PS: Have you read any of these books to your kids?  Did you like learning about the other cultures also?



  1. […] The premise behind the story is cute.  Little girls can be anything. I don’t think it is an amazing story, and I don’t like the illustrations at all. Overall it is not something I would purchase for my friends or family members children. I got this book for free in exchange for an honest review.  I really love the author’s other children’s books about living in other countries thoug… […]


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