Tuesday, August 6, 2013

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South KoreaSome time ago I was offered to review a new book by Carole P. Roman, If You Were Me and Lived In South Korea. Of course, I couldn’t pass it up, especially considering that we are hoping to “visit” South Korea virtually in our journey around the world. I’d say that the book is best suited for kids who are 3-5 years old. It gives a very basic introduction to this country and uses perhaps a dozen Korean words. I think it’s a good basic introduction to the country, but I wish there was an index with additional sources for the students and parents who want to know more. I do recommend this series to parents who want to introduce their young children to world geography, food and tradition in an age appropriate way without going into too many details. Right now three books appear to be available in the series (Mexico, France and South Korea), and I hope more is on their way!


Carole P. Roman said...

Thank you for the wonderful review. My biggest resource was talking to people who come from the country I was writing about. From the waiters in restaurants, to the dry cleaner and the nail salon, people were excited and eager to share information about their homeland. Everywhere I go, folks have asked me to do "one more" about their place of origin.

Joyful Learner said...

I've never seen that book before but I can recommend some others you might be interested in:

A cute rhyming story and recipe on how to make Bibimbap:

Great collection of Korean folktales:

My favorite resource for stories, songs, crafts, etc. Well-written.

Another good resource:

A book about Harvest Moon Festival:

Happy reading!

Ticia said...

That does sound intriguing for a series. I hope they come out with more too because there's a dearth of good materials for geography for that age.

maryanne @ mama smiles said...

This sounds like an excellent book to read with my kids. Thanks for the review!