If You Were Me and Lived In … Ancient Greece Review

by Carole P. Roman

Ancient Greece

Because of lockdowns, local and national, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, home education is a massive part of life. Even when the virus is defeated, learning at home should still be encouraged to support a child’s education and supplement schoolwork. One of the best ways to learn at home is through reading, especially when used for pleasure rather than schooling and learning new things without really knowing you are learning. There are some great books to help educate in a fun way and one such series is If You Were Me and Lived In … by award-winning author Carole P. Roman. If You Were Me and Lived In … Ancient Greece takes us back 2300 years through time and history to the birthplace of Western civilisation and in a fun way.

If you have you ever wondered about ancient world civilisations and how governments, politics and democracy came into being, you can find out in Carole P. Roman’s If You Were Me and Lived In … Ancient Greece.

Carole P. Roman is a prolific children’s author, writing picture books, chapter books, joke books and more and has won over 100 awards. The If You Were Me and Lived In … series is a series of educational children’s books that originally introduced children to different cultures around the world, with the latest additions to the series having expanded to now introduce children to ancient civilisations.

If You Were Me and Lived In … Ancient Greece travels back a massive 2,300 years through time and history to the country that introduced the world to democracy, politics, government, philosophy and more.

This picture book contains 54 pages, and they are packed with a wealth of information along with accompanying beautifully drawn illustrations, by Mateya Arkova. Whilst at its core it is an educational book featuring lots of facts about the ancient Greeks, their lives, towns, jobs, gods and goddesses, it is also a story that delivers the facts with ease.

If You Were Me and Lived In … Ancient Greece is written in an easy way that children will understand and delivers the information with a bit of humour mixed in with the facts. It also asks questions to get the young reader thinking and engaged with the book. It is very well written and includes simple pronunciations in brackets next to Greek names and terms, ensuring that children will have no trouble understanding what is written, teaching new words and concepts in the process.

This book is a great introduction to learning more about an ancient civilisation and their history, in this case Ancient Greece. Children, parents and teachers will love it, I know I do as it is fun to read, easy to understand and the illustrations help you visualise what life was like. A perfect book to help with history studies or even just to learn more about the world, where things started and how different or similar things are today. History can be quite dry, but Carole P. Roman makes it more fun delivering the facts with humour and even describing the smells, sounds and other sensory details of the time period.

Whilst it condenses a lot of easy to grasp facts into its 54 pages, If You Were Me and Lived In … Ancient Greece delivers a lot and is an excellent starting point for further study.

Rating: 5/5

RRP: £9.99

For more information, visit www.caroleproman.com. Available to buy from Amazon here.

DISCLOSURE: I was provided with a free copy of this book for the purposes of writing a honest and impartial review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.This review uses an affiliate link which I may receive a small commission from if you purchase through the link.
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