My girls are both voracious readers and keeping them well-fed in good quality books is always a challenge. I am always on the look out for great books that keep their interest but isn't junk food reading. Of course, we were so excited with this chance to review a couple different Carole P. Roman books! I bet you have heard of at least one of her most popular series! The "If You Were Me and Lived in...." books are very, very popular! I was so excited to get the chance to explore these book with my girls! My only regret is that I didn't get to them sooner!
For review we received a hard copy of If You Were Me and Lived in...Colonial America and a bonus mystery book called, Oh Susanna: It's in the Bag.
If You Were Me and Lived in...Colonial America takes your children back in time to Colonial America. Learn what life was like for a young boy or girls growing up during the time of the Protestant Reformation, travel with your family to the Netherlands and then on again to the new world where you encounter a brutal storm aboard the Mayflower and finally arrive at your new home: Plymouth. Survive the first winter with your family and finally survive with the help of the natives. You witness the first thanksgiving too!
Told from the perspective of a young child, If You Were Me and Lived in...Colonial America answers questions like: What type of games did children play? What did you wear? What kind of work or chores did you do? Where did you go to school?
The cute illustrations really add character and charm to this book... I think the cover is my favorite part with the the illustrated characters superimposed over a realistic background. I would recommend this book for older/more proficient readers as an independent reader (Maggie loved it and reads at about a 3rd grade level) but would also make an excellent read aloud for younger kids. It has a lot of pictures to grab the attention of even younger children.
This is #9 in the series! I want them all!