Wednesday, July 23, 2014

If You Were Me and Lived in... Australia Book Review

With the help of Away We Go Media we have been traveling again.  This time to Australia!

OK, unfortunately only in our minds and through the pages of a book, but it has been fun none the less. 

If You Were Me and Lived in ...Australia written by Carole P. Roman, and intended for children preschool to 8 years old, is filled with country facts presented in a fun way. From fun places to visit, what foods to eat and common names of children, kids will learn all kinds of things about a place many of us will never have the good fortune to visit in person.  This colorful, 22pg book is sure to engage your young reader!

Did you know that:
  • "Australia" comes from Latin and means "south"
  • The capital city of Australia is Canberra
  • Vegemite really is a sandwich spread!
  • Cricket is a popular sport in Australia and played with balls, bats, and two "wickets"

For any words you might struggle with, there is a pronunciation guide in the back of the book to help you along.

Sound familiar?  A while back we had the privilege of reviewing four earlier books in the series - Norway, France, Mexico, and South Korea.  They have all become favorites of my 7 year old, who can now read them by himself and provide accents to most of the reading!  Hey, if it entertains him, so be it! ;)  I just love that he is being exposed to cultures different from ours.  Being adopted, I find that it helps him to see that he is not the only one who is "different," but to instead understand that the world is made up of many "different" people, each with colorful backgrounds and stories.  

These would be great gifts for the traveling families or just geography loving kids in your life!  Turkey and Kenya have also been recently added to the list of available books.  All can be seen on Carole's website!

If You Were Me and Lived in ...Australia can be purchased for 8.99 at Amazon

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