Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Review of "If You Were Me and Lived In South Korea" by Carole P. Roman
In her third installment of the "If You Were Me and Lived In..." series, this time author Carole P. Roman takes us to South Korea.
As in the other two books, the adventure begins by illustrating to children where in the world the country is. From there it is on to the capital of Seoul with a small history lesson but nothing too much to bog the young child's mind.
If You Were Me and Lived In South Korea follows along with names of people and places to see. Also included this time is a holiday celebrated by the people, what clothes they would wear and what presents they might receive. The end of the book once again has a vocabulary of words with pronunciations. I do find that to be quite handy. The illustrations are bold, lively and colorful.
What makes this book even more interesting is that it is dedicated to some special ladies from South Korea, whom Carole P. Roman knows personally, that inspired her to write this particular selection. Ms. Roman discusses this on her blog, with photos of the women. I will leave that to you to discover on your own.
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book for my open and honest opinion. The words here are 100% my own.