“If you were me and lived in Egypt (EE-jihpt), your home would officially be called the Republic of Egypt,” Carole P. Roman writes in her children’s book, If You Were Me and Lived In … Egypt – A Child’s Introduction to Culture Around the World.
~ What ~
Part of the international series, this thirty-six-page paperback targets preschool to early elementary school-aged children and readers who like learning about other countries. With no profanity, scary scenes, or violence, it would best be read to beginner readers based on some complicated words that usually include pronunciation. Typically, colorful illustrations cover one side of the page with a nicely sized font wording on the opposite side. Several pages at the end of the book reiterate how to pronounce certain words and their meanings.
Egypt is one of the oldest nations on earth. The transcontinental country’s capital is Cairo, which was built on the Nile River and has the second-oldest university in the world. It is a land known for its three large pyramids built by three kings.
Favorite foods are halawa, aish, kushari, kofta, baba ghanoush, tehina, kidba, and ros be laban. A well-known game is Senet, and a national holiday celebrating the beginning of spring is Sham-al-Nessim.
The reader learns names for mother and father. Also taught are common names for boys and girls, as well as words for doll, money, and school.
~ Why ~
Not written as a fictional story, this educational book is a simple way for a young child to learn about a foreign land, especially if he or she knows someone living there or is planning a trip to visit.
~ Why Not ~
The book contains many multi-syllable words, some in foreign languages that may frustrate beginner readers, but it also is a way to learn new words from another country.
~ Who ~
Award-winning author, Roman has written complete series for children of books based on counties and pirate genre. She lives in New York with her husband and close to her children and grandchildren.
~ Wish ~
I wish there were books like this on every country so children could see and learn about the vast array of different cultures throughout the world.
~ Want ~
With so many countries on the planet, one looks forward to future books in the series to learn more about a particular location.
Thanks to the author for furnishing this complimentary book in exchange for a review based on the reader’s honest opinion.
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