Saturday, July 12, 2014

Review for If You Were Me And Lived In Mexico by Carole P. Roman


If You Were Me and Lived in ...Mexico-A Child's Introduction to Cultures Around the World" is the first entry in an exciting new children's series that focuses on learning and appreciating the many cultures that make up our small planet. Perfect for children from Pre-K to age 8, this book is a groundbreaking new experience in elementary education. Interesting facts and colorful illustrations help children realize that although the world is large, people all over the globe are basically the same.

  • Paperback: 26 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 22, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1480209627
  • ISBN-13: 978-1480209626


This book teaches children what it would be like to live in Mexico. It begins with showing a map of North America. Then gives a few historic buildings and sites that might interest the reader. It also gives examples of what a child's name could be and a few other facts including the type of currency used and foods. This book provides basic information for the reader so is suitable for younger children. Older children will want something more in depth.

This book will encourage children to learn more about a different culture in a simple way. Some added features is that the colorful illustrations match the text smoothly. There is also a pronunciation guide in the back of the book that will bring further understanding of the Mexican language. Overall, a great concept by the author. The only quibble is that it only scratches the surface of the Mexican culture providing tidbits here and there as it jumps around from one thing to another. But for younger children basic information is enough to peak their interest.  


  1. Your welcome! Great concept in teaching children about other cultures.