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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Kid Konnection: If You Were Me and Lived in... India by Carole P. Roman

If You Were Me and Lived in... India by Carole P. Roman
CreateSpace
ISBN: 978-1484930861
Published Feb 10, 2014
Softcover, 28 pages

This is the second book my son and I read from this series. The first one was If You Were Me and Lived in... Norway, which was the 6th in the series. (You can read our review here.) This is a series that is meant to introduce a child to cultures around the world. And my son and I think that children will learn interesting facts about the country they are reading.

The book briefly covers various aspects on the Indian culture, from the food to the landmarks. My son thought the Holi celebration, which includes dancing, singing and throwing colorful powder and water at each other, was kind of cool. Once again, the author introduces us to words native to India and includes a pronunciation list in the back of the book.

In this book too, the illustrations are simple and colorful. There are two pages where the words run into the two-page spread picture that gives the book a cluttered feel. I think the formatting could have used some work. Overall, though, this is an educational series that would enhance any world geography classroom lesson.

Note: This book is rated C = clean read.

Reviewed by Laura & Son

Disclosure: Thanks to the author for sending us this book for review. We were not compensated in any other way, nor told how to rate or review this product.

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