If You Were Me and Lived in… Brazil by Carole P. Roman Review

A Child's Introduction to Cultures Around the World #17


The If You Were Me and Lived In… series of children’s books, written by the award-winning author Carole P. Roman, give children a brief introduction in to different world cultures and civilisations. This time we are visiting Brazil, the largest country in South America!

If You Were Me and Lived in… Brazil introduces children to the largest county in South America and also the largest Portuguese speaking country in the world! In the 1500’s explorer Pedro Alvares Cabral declared the country as part of Portugal. This 30-page book has been beautifully illustrated by Kelsea Wierenga.

Children reading this book will find out interesting facts such as popular Brazilian children’s names, food, the Amazon, native animals, popular sports and of course, Carnival. They will also find out that Brazil is the largest producer of coffee in the world!

If You Were Me and Lived in … Brazil is written in such a way that it is enjoyable for children to read. They will be able absorb the basics of a different culture, whether that is the different foods eaten or to the words used for mother and father. Any pronunciations of words are broken down in a fashion so that children can pronounce the words and there is also a pronunciation guide along with the meaning of the word at the back of the book.

This is a great book to spark a child’s interest in other counties and cultures. The information is presented in a very informal and enjoyable way, so it doesn’t feel like you are reading a school textbook. It is factual, fun and very enjoyable.

Rating: 5/5

RRP: £9.99 (Paperback) / £3.50 (Kindle)

Available to buy from Amazon here.

For more information on Carole P. Roman, her books and the Captain No Beard and If You Were Me and Lived In… series visit www.caroleproman.com.

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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