Reviewer Conny Withay:Operating her own business in office management since 1991, Conny is an avid reader, volunteers reading the Bible to the elderly, and makes handmade jewelry. A cum laude graduate with a degree in art living in the Pacific Northwest, she is married with two sons, two daughter-in-laws, and one granddaughter.
Author: Carole P. Roman
Publisher: Red Feather Publishing
“If you were me and lived in Mexico, your home would be somewhere here, in the southern part of North America,” Carole P. Roman writes in her children’s story, If You Were Me and Lived In … Mexico – A Child’s Introduction to Cultures Around the World.
Part of the worldwide series, this thirty page paperback targets preschool to early elementary school aged children and readers who like learning words from other countries. With no profanity, scary scenes, or violence, the book would best be read to beginner readers based on some of the more complicated words. Colorful illustrations usually cover one side of the page with a nicely sized font wording on the opposite side. A page at the end of the book explains how to pronounce certain words but no English explanation.
Mexico is an interesting place if you live there. The reader learns its old capital, Mexico City, has many historic buildings like the Palacio de Bellas Artes or the Palace of Fine Arts.
A unique place to visit is Chichen Itza, an old Mayan Temple shaped like a pyramid with one step for each day of the year.
There are many different activities in the country such as futbol, which is known as soccer, or celebrating Descubrimiento de America, the day Christopher Columbus discovered America.
A favorite food is the tamale, a mixture of meat and corn dough wrapped in a corn husk. Made spicy or sweet, it is delicious to many people.
The reader learns foreign words such as peso for money, la muneca for doll, and la escuela for school (Spanish accent marks are included in the book, not in this review). Also taught are common names for boys and girls along with what to call parents.
Not written as a fictional story, this educational book is a simple way for a young child to learn about a foreign land, especially if he or she knows someone is living there or planning a trip to visit.
With so many countries around the world, one looks forward to future books in the series to learn more about a specific location.
Thanks to Red Feather Publishing for furnishing this book in exchange for a review based on the reader’s honest opinion.
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