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5.0 out of 5 stars The Land Of The Midnight Sun, 20 Feb. 2014
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prisrob "pris," (New England USA) - See all my reviews
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Have you ever wished to live in or visit other parts of the world? I love to travel, and have often thought about living in another country. The United States is a melting pot of different peoples with different nationalities. It is a good thing, indeed, to learn about other cultures, other languages and other countries. In this way, we can become better neighbors and better friends.

The author, Carole Roman, brings us to Norway. Norway is often called 'The Land Of The Midnight Sun' because some times of the year, the sun shine most of the 24 hours. Oslo is the capital and has many attractions. One of the most interesting and fun activities is skiing. Do you know how to ski? Children call their parents momma and papa just as we do in the United States. See, we really are not that different wherever we go. It is important to learn about other countries and cultures, so that we know more about our neighbors and friends. Norway is a beautiful country with delicious foods, and fun things to do. At the end of every book that the author, Carole Roman writes, she includes a glossary of words, so that we know how to pronounce new words that are indigenous to that country. The illustrations are vibrant and colorful, depicting all the children of Norway, their clothes, how they live, what they eat, and the fun activities that take place.

I really enjoy Carole Roman's books. They care fun and informative, full of information about countries we might visit, or people we may get to know as neighbors or friends. Note: I was given this book to read and review.

Recommended. prisrob 02-20-14
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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent introduction to the Norse culture that has had a strong influence on American society, 4 Dec. 2014
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Charles Ashbacher (Marion, Iowa United States) - See all my reviews
This review is from: If You Were Me and Lived in ...Norway: A Child's Introduction to Cultures Around the World (Kindle Edition)
While some do argue to the contrary, there is no real doubt that children in the United States need to grow up being exposed to other cultures. The simplest and easiest exposure is the development of children's books where the topic is how children live in other countries. This is the second book that Roman has developed in her "If You Were Me and Living In ..." series and it is clearly a valuable educational resource.
Written at the level of the early elementary school student, there is an average of approximately five short lines of dialog on one page with an associate image on the facing page. The images are clear and colorful without the colors being overwhelming, a few Norwegian words are included and pronunciations are given in an end page. The scenes are all based on an aspect of the country of Norway and the actions are those of children.
There is a large Norwegian population in Northeast Iowa and there is an annual Nordic Fest in Decorah. Therefore, I have had some exposure to the Norse culture. In that region the standard joke about how you solve a difficult problem involving machinery is "First you cuss it in Norwegian." This book is an excellent introduction to the Norse culture that has had a significant influence on the American society.

This book was made available for free for review purposes.
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5.0 out of 5 stars If You Were Me and Lived In Norway by Carole P. Roman, 3 Oct. 2013
This review is from: If You Were Me and Lived in ...Norway: A Child's Introduction to Cultures Around the World (Kindle Edition)
The land of the midnight sun. The Kirkenes Snow hotel. Syttend Mai Day. There is so much more included in this terrific book for young ones.

This is another beautiful book to use as a teaching tool. The pronunciation page is awesome! Helping young ones to learn more about their world and the people in it. Carole P. Roman is a master at producing fun and educational materials.

I found no issues.

I gave this one 5 cheers out of 5 because our young ones can't have enough good material in their library.
~Copy of book provided by author in exchange for a fair review~
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5.0 out of 5 stars Snow fun - yes it is!, 20 Jun. 2014
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Chris Graham (Manchester, UK) - See all my reviews
This review is from: If You Were Me and Lived in ...Norway: A Child's Introduction to Cultures Around the World (Kindle Edition)
How would you like your pocket money to have a hole through it?
Apart from making a snowman, what else could you make?
Norwegian kids have a LOT of interesting things to do and eat.
This is a great informative series for kids AND adults to read.
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