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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

If You Were Me and Lived In ... Italy Blog Tour: Review & Prize Pack Giveaway


Book Review: If You Were Me and Lived In ... Italy


Travel is generally acknowledged as a great way to broaden our minds as we gain first­hand experience with different cultures and interact with local people. But when it is not yet possible to travel around the world physically, we may as well learn something important and interesting about another country by taking a virtual tour. Award­-winning author Carole P. Roman proves to be the perfect tour guide for curious children eager to explore the rest of the world!

In If you were me and lived in...Italy, the latest addition to the series, Carole shows her young readers what life could be like in Italy if they were local residents. The book starts with a map of Italy suggesting the fun shape of the country and the origin of its nickname "the boot". After a brief introduction to Italy's unique history and geography, the book turns its focus to various aspects of a typical Italian's everyday life, including popular names, food, sports, holidays,family traditions, places of interest, and more.

The book has a great balance between text and pictures. The colorful and cute illustrations nicely complement the fun facts covered in the text. I love that the author raises interesting questions throughout the book to make the reading experience more interactive. The answers are often hidden in the pictures, rather than provided in a more straightforward fashion. Readers can learn quite a few commonly used Italian words from the book, thanks to the in­-text pronunciation guide and the helpful context. I also love that the book includes a glossary that not only offers simple explanation for words that kids may find difficult or unfamiliar, but also tells them how to pronounce those words. This feature makes it easy for kids to read more independently. I'd highly recommend this book, along with the series, to parents who would like to spark their children's interest in international travel and in cultures around the world.

More About the Book

Join Carole P. Roman as she visits the Republic of Italy. Learn what it is like to live in Rome, see the famous architecture, celebrate a favorite holiday and discover popular names for both boys and girls. Be fascinated with it's diverse and rich history and colorful traditions. On the way, you might learn a word or two in Italian! The If You Were Me and Lived In ... Series is available on Amazon.

Ages 4­-8 | CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform | 2015 | 978­1519241412

About The Author

Carole P. Roman’s is the award winning author of the nonfiction If You Were Me and Lived in...series of children’s books. The first title in the collection, If You Were Me and Lived in...Mexico, won the Pinnacle Award for Best in Children’s Nonfiction in 2012. If You Were Me and Lived in...Russia and If You Were Me and Lived in...France were finalists in the Indie Fab Foreword Review Book of the Year. Norway and South Korea have also been named as Book of the Year with Rebecca's Reads and Children's Reader's View Book of the Year.

Roman has also found success with her Captain No Beard children’s books. Her debut, Captain No Beard: An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate’s Life, was named a Kirkus Best of 2012, received a Star of Exceptional Merit, and won the Pinnacle Award in 2012.

Roman lives on Long Island with her husband and very near her children.



If You Were Me and Lived In ... Italy Tour Giveaway


Enter to win a complete autographed set of the If You Were Me series, written by award-­winning author Carole P. Roman and illustrated by Kelsea Wierenga; including If You Were Me and Lived in ... Italy: A Child's Introduction to Culture Around the World! Plus, the grand prize winner will also receive the Educational Insights Geosafari Jr Talking Globe.

Giveaway ends 2/16. Open to US & Canada 18+ only. Please fill out the entry form below. Good luck!

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If You Were Me and Lived In ... Italy Tour Dates


Sunday January 10 2016

The Children’s Book Review

If You Were Me and Lived In ... Series Giveaway

Sunday January 10 2016

It’s Fundamental

Author Interview with Carole P. Roman

Wednesday January 13 2016

Teacher Dance

Book Review of If You Were Me and Lived In ... Italy

Monday January 18 2016

The Fairview Review

Guest Post with Carole P. Roman

Thursday January 21 2016

The Children’s Book Review

Book Review of If You Were Me and Lived In ... Italy

Monday January 25 2016

5 Girls Book Reviews

Author Interview with Carole P. Roman

Tuesday January 26 2016

icefairy’s Treasure Chest

Book Review of If You Were Me and Lived In ... Italy

Wednesday February 3 2016

Little Miss History

Book Review of If You Were Me and Lived In ... Italy

Sunday February 7 2016

Inspired by Savannah

Author Interview with Carole P. Roman

Tuesday February 9 2016

Satisfaction for Insatiable

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Book Review of If You Were Me and Lived In ... Italy

Disclosure: I received a free book to facilitate my honest review. All views and opinions expressed are my own. icefairy's Treasure Chest is not responsible for winner selection or prize fulfillment.


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