My husband and I usually travel to Las Vegas every year. One of our favourite spots to stay is “The Luxor”. If you aren’t familiar with it is an Egyptian themed resort. There is a Sphinx and a pyramid to greet you. As we walk up to the resort I’m always have to look up at the Sphinx and Pyramid and wonder about the “real thing” in Egypt. I can only imagine how amazing it would be!
“If You Were Me And Lived In…Egypt” by Carole P. Roman is another installment in the “A Child’s Introduction to Culture Around The World” series. These are wonderful books that will gently introduce your child to different cultures around the world.
Take your child on an amazing trip to Egypt all from the comfort of your armchair. You and your child will explore the language, customs and history of the “cradle of civilization”. I love that the facts are told from the point of view of a child. Ms. Roman shares the important facts about Egypt that everyone needs to know when learning about a new country, things like the name of the capital city and special geographic locations.
I love how the author spends time discussing things that my children can relate to. She talks about what the children in Egypt call their Mom, Dad and Grandparents. My kids love to try out their pronunciation of the new words they’ve learned for Mom and Dad. She also talks about sports and games that the children in Egypt play. My kids love to compare them to the games that we play here.
When the author introduces a new foreign word she shows the pronunciation in parentheses within the text. This is a great feature not only for adults who may be reading the story aloud, but for little readers who are still learning. At the end of the book is a guide that gives the pronunciation and definition.
Some of the pages are text heavy which can be intimidating for younger readers. When we first started reading the books in this series, my daughter found the choice of font difficult to read. She has read several of the books in this series now, and has become accustomed to the font and it is no longer and issue.
The illustrations helped us visualize what life in Egypt is like. We especially enjoyed the images of the Pyramids and Spinx. We took some time to research some real images of the Spinx. The illustrations really peeked the interest of the kids to learn more.
“If You Were Me And Lived In…Egypt” is a great introduction to the lives of people living in Egypt.
For more information on “If You Were Me And Lived In…Egypt” please visit:
Author’s Website: http://caroleproman.com/
Author’s Blog: http://caroleproman.blogspot.ca/
Amazon.com: “If You Were Me And Lived In…Egypt”
Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of “If You Were Me And Lived In…Egypt” in exchange for my review. All opinions are 100% my own.