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Monday, March 26, 2018

Homeschool Review Crew - Carole P. Roman

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I was thrilled to get a chance to review Carole P. Roman books and collections from Carole P. Roman. Specifically, I received:

If You Were Me And Lived In... Peru: A Child's Introduction to Cultures Around the World
If You Were Me And Lived In... Australia: A Child's Introduction to Cultures Around the World
Oh Susannah: Color With Me

What is Carole P. Roman books and collection?

If you are familiar with Carole P. Roman's books, you know that she knows how to express a variety of cultures information in easy-to-read and colorful books. She has written a few different series, some made for younger children and others intended for slightly older upper elementary, and the historical books are intended to be used into the teen years.

She had added to her collection some early chapter books and the Oh Susannah series. Susannah Maya Logan is a little girl who experiences typical childhood events and overcomes situations, like nighttime fears. The coloring book accompanies the stories and includes a couple of question pages and a couple pages that ask you to draw things like something you are afraid of.

Additional books in her series include The Cultural Series that is intended for children ages 4 to 8. The Historical books are meant for ages 8 to 15. Other books by Carole P. Roman include Captain No Beard for ages 3 to 8, Bedtime series for children ages 4 to 8, Rocket-Bye for ages 2 to 8, Can a Princess be a Firefighter is for ages 2+, Oh Susannah is intended for children ages 7 to 12, and Things that Go Bump is intended for ages 7 to 12.

Carol P Roman Children's Book Author
IF you were me and lived in ...
Oh Susannah Books

How Did We Use It?

When I showed the kids the books, my oldest daughter, who is in high school, got all excited when she saw the book on Australia since her favorite Christian band - For King And Country - are from Australia originally. Obviously, at 16, she is older than the intended age range, but it was fun to watch her get all excited and sit down to read the book aloud to us all. We tried to locate on the map where the members of the band are from, and enjoyed every last word about Australia. She also compared the shape of the picture in the book to a shape of Australia she had recently drawn and was pleased at the results.

Next, I read the book about Peru to my younger daughter. I was excited that we got the Peru book because my 20-something niece moved to Peru in January to serve as a missionary indefinitely. We saw her for the last time in quite awhile over Christmas, and have been anxiously awaiting news from Peru. We have been hearing her jungle stories and stories about the delicious food in the city, so I was interested to read Carole P. Roman's version of Peru and get more of an insight into what my niece is experiencing. Sure enough, some of the foods described in the book were the same as what my niece had talked about enjoying. And, the other information about the rain forest, the mountains and the cities fit with accuracy as well.

Finally, we received the Oh Susannah book that is a coloring book that corresponds with the chapter stories about Susannah. My daughter enjoyed coloring the pages, and we thumbed through the pages which inspired us to learn more about the chapter books. The coloring book also provides a few pages where it invites your child to draw a picture of, for instance, something he or she is afraid of and to answer questions about the Oh Susannah stories as well.

What Did We Think?

I love these books. They are a fun and easy way to learn about different cultures, and the Oh Susannah coloring book was really fun for my coloring loving little artist. I love how the books provided just enough detail to pique your interest to delve into learning more, and we love love loved the pictures.

I remember my son absolutely devoured these history books, like If You Were Me And Lived In Colonial America when he was late middle school or early high school age. They are perfect for your student especially if they are visual or enjoy graphic novels. If I had younger kids, I'd love to explore the Pepper Parrot's Problem with Patience: A Captain No Beard Story since they just look like a fun sit-on-your-lap kind of book to enjoy.


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Carole P. Roman books and collections {Carole P. Roman Reviews}

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  1. I love how the books you read were meaningful for your kids because of For King and Country and your missionary niece. God bless. :)

  2. We really enjoy the "If Your Were Me and Lived In..." series, too! Although they are made for a certain age group, I honestly think the interest level spans through a broad set of ages. As an adult, I enjoy them, and so does my younger child. (P.S. we also enjoy listening to For King And Country)