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Sunday, May 11, 2014

If You Were Me And Lived In... Australia GIVEAWAY

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.



Some of you may remember last year when we got to review 4 books by Carole P. Roman.  This was our introduction to the If You Were Me And Lived In... series.  Now the series has grown, and includes not only our beloved Mexico, South Korea, France and Norway books, but also India, Kenya, Turkey, and now Australia!  When I saw Australia available for review, I jumped at the chance to add it to our collection.


Hannah and Katie are my ideal reviewers, since Hannah is 7 and Katie is 3.  The books are recommended for ages 3-8.  I often find that books appeal to a wider range than suggested, and I noticed my 14 year old photographer was paying an awful lot of attention to the story as I read.  I plan to leave this book on Jack's bed for him to peruse at his leisure, as well.

These books are formulaic in nature, with each answering the same questions about what life is like for a typical child in the country featured.  While adults might find this a little boring by the 5th book, the kids really seemed to appreciate knowing what to expect.  Each book mentions names, currency, a few words of local language, cuisine, culture, landmarks, and more.

For families who are doing a study of different countries, these books would make a great addition as either an introduction to each country, or a summary at the end of that country.


If You Were Me And Lived In... Australia is available on Amazon, where it sells for $8.99, but I'm GIVING AWAY a copy to one lucky reader!

You can connect with author Carole P. Roman via her website.  Leave a comment, suggesting which country you'd like to see her feature next in the series!

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59 comments:

  1. Ireland...The kids great-grandmother just visited and they'd love reading a book about it! Or any country really, we've loved the books we've read in this series so far.

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    1. Ireland sounds lovely! I always think of GREEN when I think of Ireland. It would be nice to put some other thoughts and images in there, lol.

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  2. We are not picky! She does such a great job with these, we would be happy with any place she picked!

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    1. Agreed! It would be fun to have her pick some of the lesser known little countries, just for the novelty of learning something totally new.

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  3. I think I would love to see Russia next. We have loved all the books that we've seen (7 of them!).

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    1. Russia has such a fascinating history! The kids and I learned about the Trans-Siberian Railroad last year. I wonder if that would be included?

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  4. My girls voted for New Zealand to be the next book. They are fascinated by kiwis!

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    1. My Sam loves NZ because the Lord of the Rings movies were filmed there. :)

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  5. I would love a book on Haiti or Israel, as those are my kids' current favorites!

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    1. You know, I didn't even know where Haiti *was* when the earthquake hit? I'd love to learn more about it. And Isreal! That's another country that would be on my bucket list, if I had unlimited resources. Along with Egypt, India, Japan, Scotland... sigh.

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    1. The curriculum we used to use had a section on Spain in second grade. After going through it 7 times, I got kind of tired of Spain, LOL.

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    1. We've been learning about ancient Greece, so that would be a welcome addition for us, as well!

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    1. That's 3 votes for Israel! :) I'd love to see the Wailing Wall someday.

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  10. I have got to agree with Greece.

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    1. We just read a book about Greece today! :)

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  11. I would like to see Panama. We are looking into taking a trip there in the future.

    Les Johnson

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    1. How exciting! They have a great flag, too. :)

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    1. You're in luck! She's already written a France book. :)

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    1. We're going to be studying ancient Rome next year, so Italy would be awesome!

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  14. We love these books, they are great conversation starters. Let's go with Fiji (we can dream...)

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    1. My dad has been to Fiji! He went on a missions trip when I was a kid, and got stuck in a hurricane!

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  15. Thanks for the wonderful review! Here is a list of countries in production- Portugal, Greece, Peru, Hungary, and Scotland. Russia was published last week. Hummm Israel- It's one of the places I've actually been to...l think it will be next! Thanks for the input!

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    1. Oh, how exciting! I'm glad to see the series has really taken off. I would love to see China for my girls who are from China. Thanks for letting me review for you!

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  16. Maybe Israel. (CoreyOlomon at gmail dot com)

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  17. I would like Germany or Canada. Thank you


    candieluster(at)gmail(Dot)com

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    1. My son, Sam, loves New Zealand. He found out some of the Lord of the Rings/Hobbit movies were made there, and has wanted to go there ever since.

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  19. Hmmmm...how about featuring Switzerland or Italy?

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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    1. Sounds good. I'd love to see Europe someday.

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  20. How about Mexico or Canada, our border countries.

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    1. I've been to both of those. :) But it would be great to get the kids' perspective.

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  21. Hungary! I really liked the history and culture of the country when we took our kids on vacation there. Plus the dipping dots ice creams were cheaper than regular ice creams in this country and the dipping dots places never had a line because they were not popular.

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    1. Carole says Hungary is in production! :)

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  22. I would like to see the next book be about England.

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  23. Ireland would be cool to learn about...or Italy:)
    annejk112233 at yahoo dot com

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  24. I think New Zealand would be nice to visit.

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    1. New Zealand has more sheep than people! I thought that was interesting. :)

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  25. Japan would make a great book setting.

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    1. I'd love to see Japan someday. My son has been there with the Air Force.

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  26. I'd love for her to do an Asian country, making Korea?

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  27. I think London would be great! Thank you for the cool giveaway :)
    tigers3450@ att dot net

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  28. thanks for sharing especially in the Pintastic Pinteresting Party

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  29. I'm too late for the giveaway :(, but I would like to go anywhere that's quiet. It doesn't matter. I just need a one way ticket to quietville.

    Thanks for this awesome Review!

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    1. Oh, I hear that, Lisa! Our youngest spends hours screaming every day, and with Hannah off track, the girls have been playing and bickering LOUDLY. If I promise to whisper and bring chocolate, can I join you in Quietville for a weekend??

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