Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way.
Carole P. Roman is an educational author for aspiring learners and children young and old at heart. She has written over fifty children’s books and has received many awards for her cutting edge storytelling and books for the modern-day.
Carole P. Roman’s assorted series includes something for just about everyone. She has kindly given us four children’s history books in exchange for my honest review. The books we received are:
- If You Were Me and Lived in Ancient Greece
- If You Were Me and Lived in Ancient China
- If You Were Me and Lived in Italy
- If You Were Me and Lived in China
These books are for elementary children and teach history in an age-appropriate explanation with colorful illustrations.
My oldest son LOVES all things China. He has always been fascinated with China. The people, the land, the culture. You name China, and he wants to know more. So naturally, I was excited to receive these two corresponding books as his favorite subject is history.
We read If you were me and lived in ancient China and If you were me and lived in China together. I like that Carole P. Roman assorted series has books that you can coordinate together for history, geography, and world study together like above.
Looking at the covers I didn’t know what to expect. As we read LOTS of living books in our house, I guess I was hoping for a rich storyline with the main character who tells all about his life in China.
However, these books are almost elementary textbook status. They are extremely factual. I learned some really cool facts about ancient China I didn’t know before. I liked that it included words from the language.
The ancient book gave a detailed timeline description with emperors and their way of life. The modern-day book has many random facts from food choices, to holidays, and fun facts in between.
My honest opinion of the books we received from the Carole P. Roman assorted series is as follows:
The books are extremely factual and kind of dry. My children really weren’t engaged, and unless I pick and read the book, they have not asked to have it read again to them.
The illustrations are nice, but the printing quality is poor so you cannot make out the details as you would with a thicker cardstock and gloss.
While these books may not be a new favorite in our house, I do still enjoy the facts we’ve learned.
These books would be well suited for a household that enjoys textbook style fact books.
In conclusion, the Carole P. Roman assorted series has so many different books to choose from. Check out the other reviews on the crew to see if there are some books that your family would like to add to their library.