Title: If You Were Me And Lived In… Portugal
Series: If You Were Me And Lived In…(#10)
Author: Carole P. Roman
Illustrator/Book Cover Design: Carole P. Roman
Genre: Non-Fiction, Childrens, Picturebook, Countries,
Publisher: Carole P. Roman
Received: From Publisher For Honest Review
Release Date: May 2014
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The 10th installment of If You Were Me And Lived In series is about Portugal. The reader learns common names parents name their children born in Portugal. As well as learning how to say Mother, Father, and Grandmother in Portuguese. Also learn the local sites, foods, and holidays.
I enjoy these books as an adult, even though they are for children. They give just the right amount of information. It does not overload your brain and makes you curious for more about the country. So for me, it is a nice introduction to read before I read an adult book about the history of Portugal.
I have done a few reviews from this series and there is a formula the author uses to teach about countries. Not a bad thing just an observation. I did feel like this book did more questions like “Do you know what this Portuguese word means?”. At first, my brain came up with many answers and confusion because... I forgot there is a glossary of the meaning of words in the back of the book. Doh!
I still think these are great books and really helpful for children and adults.