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If You Were Me and Lived in...Italy: A Child's Introduction to Cultures Around the World Paperback – November 24, 2015

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5 Stars Foreword Review
"Italy comes to live through this children's series aimed at familiarizing youngsters with countries across the globe...If you Were Me and Lived in...Italy is possibly the tastiest volume in the series...This Italian addition to the author's entertaining and educational ....series is another successful blend of facts and fun."Rachel Jagareski Foreword Reviews


"...the fast facts, the child-centered prose and brightly colored ,eye-catching illustrations that combine place photographs with cartoon family members are sure to grab independent readers." Kirkus Reviews

"More than just Informazioni turistiche ( tourist information), this book is a must for anyone wanting to introduce kids, wither in a classroom or at home, to Italy or culture in general. Molto buono (very good), Carole P. Roman!" The Children's Book Review

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If You Were Me and Lived in... Italy - Awards:
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  • NABE Pinnacle Achievement Award
  • 2016 International Book Awards - "Finalist" in the "Children's Educational" category
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 30 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 24, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1519241410
  • ISBN-13: 978-1519241412
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.1 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,133,985 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A Brief Summary:
In the newest installment of her series Carole Roman takes us to Italy, and gives us a glimpse of what it would be like to live there.
My Review:
I feel like these books should be featured on Reading Rainbow. It's the type of story that lends itself to being read out loud and shared. Personally I love how much history and language is incorporated into the story. Also incorporated are a couple of holidays, including International Women's Day that are more unique to Italy. It's a wonderful way to travel the world while relaxing at home.

I received this book in exchange for my free and honest review.
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This is another wonderful addition to the delightful series of books for young readers written by Carole P. Roman dealing with many of the different countries of the world. I have all these book; well, I actually do not physically have them all because once I read them I pass them along to my daughter who teaches 1st grade; as she has for the past 27 years.

This book deals with the country of Italy. It begins with a brief history and geography of this country and then goes on and examines cultural aspects which include food, sports and home life. I feel that one of the most note worthy aspects of this book and the other in this series is that after reading them and discussing them, children will realize that life in other countries is quite similar to the one they live in them selves...children are children no matter where they grow up.

The book is well illustrated by Kelsea Wierenga and the illustrations fit the text perfectly. The text hold a large smattering of Italian words and the author has given us a very nice Pronunciation Guide at the back of the book. This is another aspect of these books I like; they give the child a very nice introduction to different languages. It this case the reader will find many familiar words that have been assimilated into our English language yet will be introduced to many new words.

So far there are 16 books (16 countries) covered in this series. By last count there are at present 196 recognized countries in the world. Ms. and her illustrator have many fertile fields yet to plow. I cannot wait for Ms. Roman to tackle Rankopedia, Comoros, Kiribati, Vanuatu and Tuvalu!

Keep them coming Ms. Roman!

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I was very happy to receive this book by author, Carole P Roman. First I have had the pleasure to read other wonderful books by this Author and I knew this would be great, and it was. Another reason I was excited to read it is that my Father's family came to America from Italy so reading About it I knew would be a joy.
Reading this young and old will learn so much such as, where is Italy, what does their Country look like, what do they speak, what are their different traditions?, and more. Let me just say when you are finished reading you will feel as if you have taken A wonderful trip and been part of a great Nation, that's how alive the read becomes.
As always our Author doesn't leave out important detaIls about this Nation, but she also adds that special touch that brings the people there to life in your mind's eye. Colorful and Bold, pictures are given which are wonderful to gaze upon. and bring the words you are reading to life. Listen, I learned more about Italy by reading this, and I thought I knew a lot. This is a great read for both young and old and I'm happy to recommend it to you. Young and old will enjoy this book from beginning to end. Book received for a honest review.
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The “If you were me and live in...” series by Carole P. Roman is a very good book collection for teaching some basics about other countries to young learners. The books are good starting points for learning about foreign cultures and customs. The books are tailored to children 3 to 8 years old, and contain interesting facts about the countries and colorful illustrations.

The books are all in the 20-25 page range and contain a pronunciation guide on the last page. We were provided review volumes and my wife uses them in her preschool classroom to introduce other cultures and customs to the students.

This Italy edition teaches about the country, the Roman Empire, Rome, names, money, the Coliseum, food, football, le Festa delle Donna, and more. These are fun educational books for young learners. My wife really likes them for her preschool kids.
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This is another great book from Carole P. Roman. As someone who's family is from Italy, I was impressed with the amount of information that the author shares with readers on this amazing country. You get a great glimpse at some of the history within the country and some of the most notable landmarks too, The book truly teaches kids to appreciate the world around them and to open their eyes to being open to new cultures and ways of living. My daughters loved hearing about this country, and I especially enjoyed sharing this because my relatives are from there. This book gives me a new way to introduce my kids to the world and it will help your kids better appreciate the world too!

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