Disclosure: I received a copy of this book for this review. All opinions expressed are 100% mine.
I have long been a supporter of anything that teaches as well as entertains. I love the series of books by Carole P. Roman that allow children to explore another country’s culture. When I was reading If You Were Me and Lived in … Hungary I even learned something. Did you know that the Rubik’s cube was invented in Hungary? I didn’t, so see it goes to show that you are never to old to learn something new.
This book not only informed the reader of how Hungary was different from another countries, but also showed similarities. I loved that it mixes history in with fun facts so that the reader does not feel like they are reading a boring history book. So far every book in this series that I have read has introduced the reader to a few words that are spoken in the country the book is about. I love that. Anything that teaches tolerance of another culture is alright with me and my family is multi cultural family.
I am impressed with how both parents and children alike can learn something from these books and that it can spark a conversation about how even though we may talk a different language, dress different, look different, or go by a different name, we are all the same underneath.
If you are looking for a great series that teaches your child about another countrys culture than check this series out. You can start by checking out If You Were Me and Lived In …. Hungary.
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