Thursday, June 5, 2014
If You Were Me And Lived In Russia by Carole P Roman
This story would also be a good choice for a family that is interested in their ancestry, a family vacation or even appropriate for pre school children as part of a social studies lesson. This consistency of these geography books makes this series perfect for the school setting. An educator can count on the fact that young children will be introduced to the basics. The predictability of the book's format will also appeal to younger readers who are familiar with the series. In this addition to the series, the child will learn about the geographical location of Russia and will be introduced to its climate, tourist attractions- and the impressive local foods, nesting dolls, sports and other social norms. Full color, simply drawn cartoon drawings with the unique texture accents compliment the text. The pronunciations at the end of the book introduces the child to the native language but it would be better to have the equivalent English words listed as well and definitions to reinforce the material learned in the book. I would like to see Roman combine all the editions of this series into one larger encyclopedia type of volume in order to create one single comprehensive text. I would also like to see the illustrations of previous editions revamped and updated in order to incorporate more of the mixed media textures as well. I believe that her loyal readers would be interested in having all these editions in one book. To do this would be a wonderful educational and entertaining resource. This would also make the book more accessible and convenient to educators and schools in the public and private sectors as well as home schoolers. I am curious to know how Roman determines which countries to feature and whether she will eventually cover the majority of countries around the globe. As a blogger I received this book for the purpose of writing this review.