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I Want to Do Yoga Too by Carole P. Roman

I Want to Do Yoga Too

Reviewed by Teri Davis

When Hallie and her mother visit the yoga studio, Hallie is disappointed when her mother leaves her with Robin and other children while she has class. Hallie insists that she can do yoga too.

As Hallie continues to complain, Robin suggests that Hallie pretend to be a tree which is quiet and peaceful. Robin continues to instruct Hallie in creating airplane wings, a butterfly, and the cobra which were all quiet activities.

When her mother returns, Hallie is surprised that this make believe time really was yoga.

If You Were Me and Lived in…India, If You Were Me and Lived in…Kenya, If You Were Me and Lived in…Norway, If You Were Me and Lived in…Portugal, If You Were Me and Lived in…Russia and If You Were Me and Lived in Turkey by Carole P. Roman

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Reviewed by Teri Davis

“If You Were Me and Lived In…” is a wonderful journey experiencing life in other countries with different languages, foods, and customs. How can anyone be completely prepared to visit any country? Reading a book by Carole P. Roman is the perfect introduction into other ways of life in other parts of the world.

If You Were Me and Lived In…France…, If You Were Me and Lived in…South Korea, and If You Were Me and Lived In…Mexico by Carole P. Roman

Reviewed by Teri Davis

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If You Were Me and Lived In… is a series of books which illustrate the cultural uniqueness in France, Mexico, and South Korea. These three books each discuss the famous events and attractions of each country. This is a quick overview of the culture and language with each one stating words such as boy, girl, mom, dad, money, school, and a quick look at the food choices.

Each book begins with the physical shape of the country and then show its place in comparison to the rest of the world. A drawing of recognizable and well-known sights from each capital city is described and illustrated. All of the books show a common shopping scene while discussing common children’s proper names for each of these countries.

For the book discussing France, how the children address their parents as well as the money, and everyday activities such as buying bread in Paris, a visit to the Eiffel Tower, eating crepes, playing football which is really soccer and to learn about Bastille Day.

In the book about South Korea, there is information about the money system, how the children speak with their parents, common sites from ancient times to modern amusement parks, the food and how to eat it, Taekwondo, dolls, the Lunar New Year celebration, as well as many of the cultural tradition in dress with elders, and going to school.