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Number four in a series of world culture, If You Were Me and Lived in... Turkey, explores cultural differences through a child's understanding. A respectful and lively treatment of the subtle differences of the people from different parts of the globe we share. Join Carole P.Roman as she travels to learn out the people, culture, and customs of the people Turkey.


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Number four in a series of world culture, If You Were Me and Lived in... Turkey, explores cultural differences through a child's understanding. A respectful and lively treatment of the subtle differences of the people from different parts of the globe we share. Join Carole P.Roman as she travels to learn out the people, culture, and customs of the people Turkey.

30 review for If You Were Me and Lived in... Turkey: A Child's Introduction to Culture Around the World

  1. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

    A beautiful book that really opens a child's mind to cultures. The books in this series are so well done and educate a child while also entertaining. I find myself learning too.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Jalynn Patterson

    About the Book: Number four in a series of world culture, If You Were Me and Lived in... Turkey, explores cultural differences through a child's understanding. A respectful and lively treatment of the subtle differences of the people from different parts of the globe we share. Join Carole P.Roman as she travels to learn out the people, culture, and customs of the people Turkey. About the Author: Former social studies teacher Carole P. Roman's fourth entry in her cultural series, "If You Were Me a About the Book: Number four in a series of world culture, If You Were Me and Lived in... Turkey, explores cultural differences through a child's understanding. A respectful and lively treatment of the subtle differences of the people from different parts of the globe we share. Join Carole P.Roman as she travels to learn out the people, culture, and customs of the people Turkey. About the Author: Former social studies teacher Carole P. Roman's fourth entry in her cultural series, "If You Were Me a Lived in..." takes young readers to Turkey. The series has been embraced by parents, educators, as well as her target audience, children ages 3-8. Her award winning series Captain No Beard, has developed a huge fan base. She lives on Long Island with her husband and near her children and grandchildren. My Review: Once again, we are reunited with Carole Roman and her awesome children's series, If You Were Me and Lived In..... In this addition we are transported to Western Asia, to the land of Turkey; and if you live there it is officially called the Republic of Turkey. Turkey is a cool country full of rich culture that provides many tourist attractions and very rich, fulfilling foods&dishes sure to please every palate. The author describes the food served there in such detail that you can almost taste the Borek and Doner Kebabs. Girls there play with dolls (bebek) and boys enjoy a good game of football (which is like our game of soccer). They also enjoy and celebrate a holiday there called Children's Day which is celebrated every year on April 23rd. As you can see, Turkey is a very exciting country to learn about, I have only touched on a few of the many facts in the book. If You Were Me And Lived In...Turkey, is a great way for your child to learn about this faraway land. If you would like to purchase this great children's book, you can do so at this link. **Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Miranda Reads

    Oh my! Such a cool one!! Review to come with thanks to the author for a free copy in exchange for an honest review YouTube | Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Snapchat @miranda.reads Oh my! Such a cool one!! Review to come with thanks to the author for a free copy in exchange for an honest review YouTube | Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Snapchat @miranda.reads

  4. 5 out of 5

    Dylena Menard

    Pictures: Alright time to dive into this. First off I loved the pictures in these books. The characters in the book weren’t too dark and didn’t blend in with the background. You could see all of the characters and understand what’s going on in the pictures, though there was this one page where it was a little hard to see the letters because the words were blending in with the background but we were still able to read the words. What’s more this book is apart of a series so the pictures look prett Pictures: Alright time to dive into this. First off I loved the pictures in these books. The characters in the book weren’t too dark and didn’t blend in with the background. You could see all of the characters and understand what’s going on in the pictures, though there was this one page where it was a little hard to see the letters because the words were blending in with the background but we were still able to read the words. What’s more this book is apart of a series so the pictures look pretty similar to the pictures from the rest of the series and also if you wanted a book that has a wild color scheme to go with a child’s imagination then this book isn’t for you since this is primarily an educational book about a real place in real life. What I’m trying to say is that the pictures look modern, so the color schemes aren’t wild like other children books, but the colors are normal to go with what turkey would really look like and yet still entertaining. So there are no pink buildings or blue hair, but just a nice picture of scenery with people doing things. Storyboard: Like I said above this book is apart of a series, and it’s an educational book. So the story is similar to the rest of the books but still as good because it’s about a different country. Carole Roman, the author, writes what your name could be if you lived in Turkey and other basic information about the country that would intrigue any child but not overwhelm them at the same time. My little cousins have been able to remember the information from these books quite well, so this series is a win in my family. Education: I feel like I got down most of the education factors written above in the Storyboard section. The book is for education purposes or maybe your children are just curious but this book includes information that any child can understand and remember and what’s more it’s information little children are curious about. Information or facts about what citizens of Turkey would use for money, and what landmarks are there to see and what would their favorite food or holiday would be. So it’s generic information that most of us wouldn’t know because those of us who would read this book haven’t lived in Turkey but we can relate to what the book is trying to teach us, especially the children. Binding: The binding is similar to the rest of the books. The cover is whitish so I have to make sure the kids don’t take markers to it and the binding is on the flimsy side but in the end the book is thin so it won’t take up much space on the bookshelf which is a good thing for us. So in the end there are Pro’s and Con’s for this book but this book was a win for us in the end, especially for my little cousin who just turned 7. Lately he’s been flipping through the different books apart of this series because he's been playing this game where he’s learning about cities and different cultures and he's been curious about the countries of the world ever since, so the books in this series that we have, have been looked at quite a bit.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Gayle Pace

    REVIEW I have been one of the privileged to be able to read and review quite a few of Ms. Roman's children's books. They are wonderful books. This book, IF YOU WERE ME AND LIVED IN.....TURKEY has wonderful, bright colored pictures that will immediately catch a young reader's attention. The print is large for their little eyes to read. There is so much a child can learn in Ms. Roman's books. They teach and at the same time are fun and interesting. There isn't too much learning in them that it be REVIEW I have been one of the privileged to be able to read and review quite a few of Ms. Roman's children's books. They are wonderful books. This book, IF YOU WERE ME AND LIVED IN.....TURKEY has wonderful, bright colored pictures that will immediately catch a young reader's attention. The print is large for their little eyes to read. There is so much a child can learn in Ms. Roman's books. They teach and at the same time are fun and interesting. There isn't too much learning in them that it becomes boring for the reader. Just enough to learn exciting things about different countries and their customs. One thing I like about the books also is that the cover can be wiped with a damp cloth for times when the little fingers are sticky. The books are an adventure into other countries and what it would be like to live as a child there. These are wonderful books that every child should have an opportunity to read or be read to. They can put it on their shelf and read again and again. You can see their little faces light up with wonderment. I would definitely recommend that you go out and get these books for your child or another child in your life. They will love it. I would give this book 5 TURKEYS. I was given a complimentary copy of IF YOU WERE ME AND LIVED IN....TURKEY from the author, Carole P. Roman for my honest opinion. No other compensation took place.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Ruth B

    The fourth book in the If you were me and Lived in... series takes us to Turkey. This magical country, set in two different continents, is the perfect excuse to travel through imagination and words. As all the other books in the series, the book has beautiful and colorful illustrations. The writing is simple but educational in an engaging way. These facts make the book appealing to children and they have the perfect length for young readers. The book presents the perfect opportunity to expand our The fourth book in the If you were me and Lived in... series takes us to Turkey. This magical country, set in two different continents, is the perfect excuse to travel through imagination and words. As all the other books in the series, the book has beautiful and colorful illustrations. The writing is simple but educational in an engaging way. These facts make the book appealing to children and they have the perfect length for young readers. The book presents the perfect opportunity to expand our knowledge about cultures around the world. They also are the perfect excuse for children and adults to share a reading moment. Another good thing about the book is that it can be used as a teaching strategy; I know for personal experience. If you are a teacher for young learners there are many activities you can create from this book (and the others in the series). *** I received a copy from the author in exchange of an honest review. ***

  7. 5 out of 5

    Krista

    I love these books for Around the World, my children and I are so excited every time we get one of Carole P. Roman's books. We are home educating so I teach my children a different country every month and these books are great. They are not your average children's informational books that just tell about the country. They take your children on a journey of what it is like to be a kid at this time in that country. We read If You Were Me and Lived In.. Turkey and my children were so happy to see a I love these books for Around the World, my children and I are so excited every time we get one of Carole P. Roman's books. We are home educating so I teach my children a different country every month and these books are great. They are not your average children's informational books that just tell about the country. They take your children on a journey of what it is like to be a kid at this time in that country. We read If You Were Me and Lived In.. Turkey and my children were so happy to see all the wonderful things that kids that live in Turkey eat, do and traditions! Author Roman has a great way of getting kids excited about countries and wanting to go there. Beautiful written children's book! With great illustrations, if you are learning or going to teach your child about Turkey this is the book for you. We loved it! These books are not too long for your little reader either and my children also like them as stories before bed to dream of other countries they say!

  8. 4 out of 5

    Linda B

    If You Were Me and Lived in...Turkey is another excellent addition to Carole P. Roman’s unique series of books to introduce children to other cultures around the world. She introduces the children to common boy and girl names, foods, what children call their parents, places to go, games to play, and answering all the questions that a child would ask. The books are described as for pre-K through age eight. Younger children will enjoy the colorful and playful illustrations and while you read to th If You Were Me and Lived in...Turkey is another excellent addition to Carole P. Roman’s unique series of books to introduce children to other cultures around the world. She introduces the children to common boy and girl names, foods, what children call their parents, places to go, games to play, and answering all the questions that a child would ask. The books are described as for pre-K through age eight. Younger children will enjoy the colorful and playful illustrations and while you read to them, and young readers will enjoy learning about how other children live. I highly recommend all of the books of this series for parents, grandparents, and for use in preschool and elementary schools.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Rob Slaven

    As usual i received this book free in exchange for a review. Also as usual I give my candid thoughts below. Unsurprisingly with a series of this size (I've got eight of them on my desk) they follow a pretty specific formula: * Map page, show the country and name the capital * Geographical overview, origin of capital's name * Common names for boys/girls * Words for mom/dad * Words for money * Common tourist attractions * Common foods * Most popular sport * Annual festivals and Events * Facts about school * P As usual i received this book free in exchange for a review. Also as usual I give my candid thoughts below. Unsurprisingly with a series of this size (I've got eight of them on my desk) they follow a pretty specific formula: * Map page, show the country and name the capital * Geographical overview, origin of capital's name * Common names for boys/girls * Words for mom/dad * Words for money * Common tourist attractions * Common foods * Most popular sport * Annual festivals and Events * Facts about school * Pronunciation guide The books are factual, straightforward and vividly illustrated and I could see a child reading a few of them but not all of them. I also don't see a lot of potential for multiple readings but they'd learn quite a few things even on the first trip around.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Athena Nagel

    I have had the great opportunity to review quite a few of Carole's books and I love them all. I subscribed my children to Little Passports world edition and we spend a great deal of time learning about so many places around the world. Carole's books are an excellent addition to our studies and learning process. These books have just enough interesting information to entertain children but not so much that they will shy away thinking it is too much work. I call it their accidental learning. If yo I have had the great opportunity to review quite a few of Carole's books and I love them all. I subscribed my children to Little Passports world edition and we spend a great deal of time learning about so many places around the world. Carole's books are an excellent addition to our studies and learning process. These books have just enough interesting information to entertain children but not so much that they will shy away thinking it is too much work. I call it their accidental learning. If you have not read any of these books with your children you should consider it. They are awesome and entertaining. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

  11. 5 out of 5

    My Book Addiction and More MBA

    IF YOU WERE ME AND LIVED IN ....TURKEY An Child's Introduction to Culture Around the World CAROLE P. ROMAN is another Children's Book/Cultural Education. A must read for your not only young readers, but for educators, parents and grandparents alike. Ms. Roman gives young readers an introduction into cultures around the world with this wonderful, educational series. This is a delightful series, and well worth the time to read,savor and enjoy with your little ones. Very educational! I so enjoy this IF YOU WERE ME AND LIVED IN ....TURKEY An Child's Introduction to Culture Around the World CAROLE P. ROMAN is another Children's Book/Cultural Education. A must read for your not only young readers, but for educators, parents and grandparents alike. Ms. Roman gives young readers an introduction into cultures around the world with this wonderful, educational series. This is a delightful series, and well worth the time to read,savor and enjoy with your little ones. Very educational! I so enjoy this series. Received for an honest review. RATING: 5 HEAT RATING: NONE REVIEWED BY: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More

  12. 4 out of 5

    Kristi Bernard

    Books are a wonderful way to travel to distant lands. Learning about other cultures and peoples is fun and enlightening. Welcome to the Republic of Turkey located in Western Asia. Turkey has a city that is the second largest in the world. This city is known as Istanbul. If you were a boy who lived in Turkey your name could be Ruzgar, Suna or Zeki. And if you were a girl you might be called Damla, Ismet or Sema. If you shopped at the market you would use lira to buy things. There is a great histor Books are a wonderful way to travel to distant lands. Learning about other cultures and peoples is fun and enlightening. Welcome to the Republic of Turkey located in Western Asia. Turkey has a city that is the second largest in the world. This city is known as Istanbul. If you were a boy who lived in Turkey your name could be Ruzgar, Suna or Zeki. And if you were a girl you might be called Damla, Ismet or Sema. If you shopped at the market you would use lira to buy things. There is a great history that surrounds Turkey. There are also wonderful foods like Borek, a delicious pastry stuffed with meat, cheese or potatoes. Turkey has a unique and wonderful culture. Parents, teachers and student will love learning about Turkey, and its history and culture which is rich with interesting people, food, and sports. Colorful illustrations show clothing, life through the eyes of a child and so much more. Simple sentence structure makes for an easy and enjoyable read.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Melanie Adkins

    This trip we head to Turkey. What a colorful place that is rich in history Turkey is. We get to experience the things the people of Turkey do in a weeks time. Carole P. Roman does a fantastic job of sharing the culture, language and history of far away places. Children get the chance to peek into someone else's world with these books. New words and different celebrations but Ms Roman shows we are all basically the same. I didn't find any issues. I gave this one 5 cheers out of 5 because it's a This trip we head to Turkey. What a colorful place that is rich in history Turkey is. We get to experience the things the people of Turkey do in a weeks time. Carole P. Roman does a fantastic job of sharing the culture, language and history of far away places. Children get the chance to peek into someone else's world with these books. New words and different celebrations but Ms Roman shows we are all basically the same. I didn't find any issues. I gave this one 5 cheers out of 5 because it's another window into the world. ~Copy of book provided by author in exchange for a fair review

  14. 4 out of 5

    Momma Frugal

    I really enjoy these books. They are a terrific way for your children or students to learn about other countries. They are written in a format that is easy to understand. Until I read the book, I never realized that Istanbul sits on two continents! The author does an awesome job writing these books. These are a MUST for any child's library or classroom. Thank you to the author for providing me with a complimentary copy of the book for my honest review!

  15. 5 out of 5

    Theresa

    Carol P. Roman adds Turkey to her series of A Child's Introduction to Culture Around the World. We were fascinated by the book from I didn't know that, to that is really old and it's still there. A helpful resource for introducing children to the world beyond the United States. We always enjoy reading these books.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Reagan

    Won this in the Goodreads giveaway! Can't wait to read and review as soon as it arrives!! *Updated* A great educational and entertaining read. It reveals facts that are interesting to children in an easy to read and understand format. But not to simple to loose the interest of older readers. The author was thoughtful enough to include a passport and flag.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Autumn

    We received this book to give an honest review. Me and K both love learning about new places! And we got to read about Turkey in this wonderful book. We learned what people in Turkey eat, what they use for money, what school is called, and what you call your mother and father which is awesome. This story makes learning about a new country so much more fun than just reading facts.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Sandra Stiles

    Great cultural book. You will learn about marinated and grilled goat, soccer, and their favorite holiday. Learn what you call your mother and father and common names for boys and girls. Great beginning to learning about other countries.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Dan Jackson

    If You Were Me and Lived in... Turkey is a great book that explores cultural differences through a child's understanding. Illustrated with great images, we will take a great tour in the street of turkey and meet great pepole. This is a great book with a great message for kids ! I Like it !

  20. 4 out of 5

    Becca

    I grouped my review together for these books. They are fantastic :) These books are so fantastic for kids. I really wish my kids were still little, but I read them to my 10 yr old and he really enjoyed them as well. Each book tells you about where you can find each place. It tells about what kind of food they eat, what sports they like. It is fun to see the similarities in so many different cultures. AND the differences. What a great idea to write these books. Each book tells about an important d I grouped my review together for these books. They are fantastic :) These books are so fantastic for kids. I really wish my kids were still little, but I read them to my 10 yr old and he really enjoyed them as well. Each book tells you about where you can find each place. It tells about what kind of food they eat, what sports they like. It is fun to see the similarities in so many different cultures. AND the differences. What a great idea to write these books. Each book tells about an important day to each place, and what they would use for money. It's very insightful, for a children's book. The illustrations are wonderful in the books. They are a quick and easy way to share with your children the difference and beauty of each culture in our world. Such a beautiful display of culture. I enjoyed each book. They each had fun facts, and were interesting to read. If you have kids with friends from other countries this would be a fabulous way to introduce them to their culture. For me, I just wanted my son to see all the amazing people, and cultures that there are in our fabulous world. Each one is beautiful, and wonderful. I love this world we live in, and all the different people and cultures that add to that beauty. Such a great idea! Thanks to Carole P. Roman for your insight on each of these wonderful parts of our world. Source: I was given these books by the author in return for an honest review. I was not compensated in any way for this review. These are my own PERSONAL thoughts on the books.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Amanda Shelley-Masters

    Lily Says: This book was wonderful and all about the amazing place called Turkey! My Favorite picture was of the Haga Sophia. I thought the picture was very beautiful and the history of the place was beautiful as well. I would love to see the place in person one day. My favorite part was when they talked about what to call your mom and dad. I have noticed that dads are called Baba in a lot of places from reading these books. I learned that the money they use is called a lira and that instead of socc Lily Says: This book was wonderful and all about the amazing place called Turkey! My Favorite picture was of the Haga Sophia. I thought the picture was very beautiful and the history of the place was beautiful as well. I would love to see the place in person one day. My favorite part was when they talked about what to call your mom and dad. I have noticed that dads are called Baba in a lot of places from reading these books. I learned that the money they use is called a lira and that instead of soccer they call it football like in England. I also learned that they have a childrens day on April 23rd where kids would get to sit on a pretend government and get to run the country for the day, you get to be on T.V. and people come from all over just to spend time to get to know the culture. I think that is pretty cool! I would recommend this book to everyone who loves to read! I know I loved reading it myself! Mom Says: This book was wonderful and I had a great time reading it! My daughter got right into all the great stuff she learned about Turkey and all the colorful pictures really helped to really bring home what we were reading. The Childrens Day in April sounded really cool and something everyone would love to take part in young and old! Carole really knows what captivates her audience and what is great to educate the mind. great job Carole! another smashing book!

  22. 4 out of 5

    Anne Rightler

    Award-winning Carole P Roman's series If You Were Me and Lived in...is a wonderful way to introduce children, ages pre-K to 8 years, to cultures of people around the world. Turkey, beautifully illustrated and simply written, is sure to capture a child's interest and imagination. A pronunciation guide at the back and embedded in the narrative enables children to learn simple Turkish words and names of places in Turkey. From going to the market to visiting the Hagia Sophia, a historic museum, from Award-winning Carole P Roman's series If You Were Me and Lived in...is a wonderful way to introduce children, ages pre-K to 8 years, to cultures of people around the world. Turkey, beautifully illustrated and simply written, is sure to capture a child's interest and imagination. A pronunciation guide at the back and embedded in the narrative enables children to learn simple Turkish words and names of places in Turkey. From going to the market to visiting the Hagia Sophia, a historic museum, from eating kababs and Borek to playing soccer and from celebrating Children's Day in April to going back to school, kids will learn about traditions and geography. It is well known that books can take an armchair reader (or one sitting on a lap) anywhere and Roman does a fantastic job of taking her readers to Turkey, an ancient place of beauty and age-old customs. Highly recommended for a child's library. I received my book from a contest.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Charles

    This is another installment in the excellent series of books "If You Were Me and Lived in ..." They are all valuable resources for multi-cultural studies in the early years of elementary school. The level of writing is approximately second grade, although younger if the child is given help, and the reader is given some simple facts about life the country of focus. As the title indicates, in this case the country is Turkey and the reader learns a few Turkish words such as those for school, mother This is another installment in the excellent series of books "If You Were Me and Lived in ..." They are all valuable resources for multi-cultural studies in the early years of elementary school. The level of writing is approximately second grade, although younger if the child is given help, and the reader is given some simple facts about life the country of focus. As the title indicates, in this case the country is Turkey and the reader learns a few Turkish words such as those for school, mother and father. Other activities include eating, the favorite national sport, the money that is used and the favorite national holiday. A few simple facts of interest is the easiest way to start a life of learning about other cultures, so this is a good way to start that worthy and now essential task. This book was made available for free for review purposes and appears on Amazon.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Laura Phelps

    I read a lot of books with my little sister, and while she loves fiction books, she always seems to most enjoy books that she can learn from, whether that's an informative fictional book, like the Magic Tree House series, or a nonfiction book like this one. Children are so hungry for knowledge, especially when it is new to them. That being said, she and I both loved this book. It not only taught her about Turkey, but it gave us an opportunity to talk about what culture is, and how that looks in d I read a lot of books with my little sister, and while she loves fiction books, she always seems to most enjoy books that she can learn from, whether that's an informative fictional book, like the Magic Tree House series, or a nonfiction book like this one. Children are so hungry for knowledge, especially when it is new to them. That being said, she and I both loved this book. It not only taught her about Turkey, but it gave us an opportunity to talk about what culture is, and how that looks in different countries. This book was a great choice for her, and any other child who wants to learn something. I definitely plan on picking up the rest of the series if I get the chance. I won this book through Goodreads First Reads Giveaways.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Chris The Story Reading Ape

    Did you know that on Childrens' Day (23rd April) Turkish kids can sit in Parliament, elect a Leader to appear on national TV and speak to everyone in Turkey? This is just one of many great facts in this book. See my review also at: http://www.amazon.co.uk/product-revie... http://www.amazon.com/You-Were-Lived-... http://www.amazon.ca/product-reviews/... http://www.amazon.com.au/product-revi... Did you know that on Childrens' Day (23rd April) Turkish kids can sit in Parliament, elect a Leader to appear on national TV and speak to everyone in Turkey? This is just one of many great facts in this book. See my review also at: http://www.amazon.co.uk/product-revie... http://www.amazon.com/You-Were-Lived-... http://www.amazon.ca/product-reviews/... http://www.amazon.com.au/product-revi...

  26. 5 out of 5

    Mrs Mommy Booknerd http://mrsmommybooknerd.blogspot.com

    SERIES REVIEW: What great all encompassing books for kids on countries all over the world. My son is constantly asking me about places all over the world, so these books are right up his alley. It presents great information in a way that is easy for kids to understand. It is like taking a tour of each of the counties within the pages of a book! 4 stars

  27. 4 out of 5

    Randy

    a book in a series giving children brief looks at various countries around the world. Discussed are foods children might like, the toys they play with, how they address their parents, that sort of thing. Cute with drawings of a boy and girl pointing out things on each page.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Allergykidmom's Book Reviews

    As I have stated in past posts, I love these books. They are very helpful when trying to learn about new cultures. They are filled with a lot of information. I know for a fact that every time my daughter reads one of these books, she actually learns something new. Just like the other books in the series, If You Were Me and Lived in..., they start out showing you where the country is located along with the capital of that particular country. We are then given an interesting fact about the capital As I have stated in past posts, I love these books. They are very helpful when trying to learn about new cultures. They are filled with a lot of information. I know for a fact that every time my daughter reads one of these books, she actually learns something new. Just like the other books in the series, If You Were Me and Lived in..., they start out showing you where the country is located along with the capital of that particular country. We are then given an interesting fact about the capital/country. For instance, Istanbul (a city in Turkey) is the second largest city in the world. As the journey continues, we learn about the different foods that are eaten, names children might have, money that one would use, and much more. The part that really excited my daughter is learning about holidays and traditions that take place in other countries. At the end of the book there is a list of pronunciations. The art work is just as amazing. Bright vivid colors along with cartoon like drawings help draw children in and keep them interested in the book. Like I have stated before, I really like this series and think that everyone would benefit from having them in their homes. It would be even better if you would go out and purchase your child's school a couple of them so that they can learn about the different cultures around the world.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Brenna

    I loved the If you were me and lived in series of books by Carole P. Roman. The 4th is If you were me and lived in Turkey. The colors used in the illustrations are realistic colors and show off the pictures well. Occasionally the print is over a picture or on a dark colored page, but the print is a good size and reads very clearly. This book, as well as the whole series, is enjoyable and educational at the same time. The book even has a glossary with a pronunciation guide in the back. Home schoo I loved the If you were me and lived in series of books by Carole P. Roman. The 4th is If you were me and lived in Turkey. The colors used in the illustrations are realistic colors and show off the pictures well. Occasionally the print is over a picture or on a dark colored page, but the print is a good size and reads very clearly. This book, as well as the whole series, is enjoyable and educational at the same time. The book even has a glossary with a pronunciation guide in the back. Home school parents would love these for their lesson plans, but even more, I can see children reading these with interest without much pressure because they make learning about it's specific country entertaining. ***The complete 10 book series of If You Were Me and lived in...series was won in a giveaway through The Children's Book Review given by the author.****

  30. 4 out of 5

    Shannon McGee

    Another addition to If You Were Me And Lived In series. This time we learn about living in the country Turkey. The reader is introduced to what common boys and girls' names are. We learn Turkish names of common items like money, mom and dad. The lite children's picture book is full of facts and cute illustrations. I do enjoy these series of books because it is like a beginner's class on countries I don’t know much about. I don’t have children but my inner child tells me she would have liked thes Another addition to If You Were Me And Lived In series. This time we learn about living in the country Turkey. The reader is introduced to what common boys and girls' names are. We learn Turkish names of common items like money, mom and dad. The lite children's picture book is full of facts and cute illustrations. I do enjoy these series of books because it is like a beginner's class on countries I don’t know much about. I don’t have children but my inner child tells me she would have liked these books as well. My only reservation is I feel that there could be more to learn but I think that is the adult in me. Maybe the amount of information is just right for a child. I think this series will be really helpful for kids once they reach age fo social studies classes and have reports to do.

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