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If You Were Me and Lived in...Poland: A Child's Introduction to Culture Around the World (If You Were Me and Lived)

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Join Carole P. Roman when she visits Poland in the newest book of her informative series. Learn about the varied customs and cultures. Travel to Eastern Europe to discover what you would eat and do for fun. See the land through the eyes of a youngster like you and understand what life is like in this exciting place.

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Kindle Edition, 22 pages
Published September 5th 2016 by Cardinal Street, Inc.
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Nov 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I continue to learn something new every time I read on of Roman's books. And I continue to enjoy the way it broadens my daughter's mind. Another great book in this series.
Vera Godley
Jan 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Poland is a land rich in history. In musical history, Poland boasts being the birthplace of Frederick Chopin. If you love classical music, you are much aware of his beautiful music. This little book speaks of benches with buttons you can push and they render Chopin's music. What a treat to enjoy. Also, the discovery of how our Earth moves around the Sun was made by a Polish scientist, Nicolaus Copernicus and the famous salt mine that has many beautifully carved chambers is accented as Polish her ...more
N.N. Light
Carole P. Roman is back with a new installment in her Cultural series and this time she’s taking us to Poland. I have never been to Poland but after reading this book, I’m planning on taking a trip there someday (bucket list).

Fun facts about Poland I learned from this book:

People of Poland are called Polanie

Poland was founded in 1025

The official seal of Warsaw has a mermaid on it

Most Polish kids spent time outdoors playing

Ice hockey is huge in Poland

A popular game people play is spot the gnome

Montzalee Wittmann
Oct 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
If You Were Me and Lived in...Poland: A Child's Introduction to Culture Around the World by Carole P. Roman is a great way to start kids off learning about the world. These wonderful books of hers show the kids a different land, their way of life, what they eat, how they say things, how they dress, their celebrations, and what they do for fun. This is different from her history books which are awesome also but these take the kids to different parts of the world to introduce children to new and e ...more
Julia Walker
Jun 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Who knew that mermaids were important in Poland? This is an awesome nonfiction book for elementary age children. There is a considerable amount of well researched information provided in the book. It is a fun read, never boring. In the back of the book there is a pronunciation section to help with all the new words you will learn. It is part of a series that certainly opens the doors to a whole world of information about other countries.
Oct 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I love these little books. Roman's does a great job of educating little ones about different countries and cultures. I wish I could say they were just for kids, but I learn something new every time I read another one of these books.

If you have little kids and want to expose them to some culture, and countries, these are some great resources. In my opinion it's our job to embrace all the different cultures we are surrounded by and teach our children to love everyone.

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Anne Rightler
Sep 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Award-winning Carole P Roman's series If You Were Me and Lived a wonderful way to introduce children, ages pre-K to 8 years, to cultures of people around the world. Poland, a new addition to the series, beautifully illustrated by Kelsea Wierenga and simply written, is sure to capture a child's interest and imagination. A pronunciation guide at the back and embedded within the book enables children to learn simple words and names of places in Poland. From going to see the ancient Wielicza ...more
Ruty  B
Jun 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It sounded good to go to Poland after I visited Germany. Another great educational addition to this series. I have to say I felt in love with Poland thanks to this book, I cannot wait to have the chance to visit this country and all the lovely places named on it.

As I keep saying I also have to congratulate the illustrator, she did a magnificent job.

*** I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review. ***
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Feb 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Reviewed by Paola (Age 9) for reader Views (02/17)

“If You Were Me And Lived in…Poland” by Carole P. Roman was a lot of fun to read. I learned that one of my favorite things to eat, Pierogi, is from Poland! I also learned that Poland is in Central Europe, they were the second in the world to have a Constitution, and the classical music composer Chopin was from Poland, too. They had a working salt mine that when it closed it turned into a place for tourists to visit. My Mom and I were surprised to
Wanda Maynard
Nov 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Pick up this truly unforgettable book and read about another wonderful place that you would love to explore. IF YOU WERE ME AND LIVED IN...POLAND, by Carole P. Roman, is a fascinating book about a country in Central Europe. You'll learn about the language, the cultures, and one thing I found very interesting was the salt mine that has been there since the thirteenth century. There is even a wonderful underground city made from rock salt. A great place to visit. And, who doesn't like football, i ...more
Oct 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
The "If You Were Me and Lived in... " series introduces young readers to countries around the world through the eyes of children. The book on Poland is the latest addition to the titles available. How the city of Warsaw is named for the figures in an old legend involving a fisherman and a mermaid is charming. Children will also find the game of looking for gnomes in the city of Wroclaw intriguing - and a bit like the current craze to find Pokemon characters around town. Common names chosen for b ...more
Robert Yokoyama
Sep 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Carole P. Roman makes Poland sound like a fun place to visit. I learned that people in Poland are called Polanie.This means people who live in an open field. I learned that Poland has the oldest constitution in Europe. This book is beautifully illustrated by Kelsea Wierenga. There is a lovely illustration of a river called the Vistula. There is also a beautiful illustration of a bridge and buildings on the same page There is also a beautiful picture of a chapel in Poland. This chapel is known to ...more
Jennifer Lara
Oct 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
If you were me and lived in…Poland by Carole P. Roman, illustrated by Kelsea Wierenga, introduces readers to the Central European country. From the first official kingdom in 1025, we learn that Poland was the first European country to have a constitution which was written on May 3, 1791 and only second in the world after the United States. The book discusses the capital of Warsaw and everyday life in Poland. From the grocery store items to traditional foods to famous tourist attractions, readers ...more
Feb 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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I think Poland is one of those countries rarely talked about in school unless you are studying WWII. Most of what I know about Poland, I've learned from stories I've read during WWII and nothing current. So, I found much to learn in this book that is part of Roman's wonderful series that teaches children about the culture and language of countries all over the world.

I was fascinated by the salt mine that you could tour if visiting Krakow. I likely wouldn't be able to handle it as I am claustroph
Gail Hollingsworth
Nov 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is an interesting book for young children to learn about Poland and what it would be like to live there. They learn where it is located. What they would be called in a family, and some typical names for boys and girls. Things that would be served at the dinner table like rosol, bigos, and pierogi. They learn what children like to play such as snow skiing, bird watching, sledding or football. Polish history is told in a fun way. There are many statues in Poland, lots are mermaids.....hmm. Ch ...more
Nov 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing

We received this book to give an honest review.
You know I never really knew much of anything about Poland so this was a nice book about the different things that is within Poland. Like all the other books in this series we get to learn what people eat there, festivities if there are in, what you would call your parents and so much more.
These are great books to have in a classroom so children can learn about different places around the world.
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Sep 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
If You Were Me And Lived In Poland is an introduction to what life is really like in Poland. You get a first hand look at what modern day Poland is like from everyday rituals to what holidays they celebrate. With a comprehensive guide in the back to properly pronounce words, it will leave you wanting to go visit Poland for yourself!

I enjoyed reading this book and it made me even more curious about Poland and the culture. I love how a series like this can make children to adults want to learn mor
Margaret Chadwick
I would like to thank Carole P. Roman and Bostick Communications for sending me a copy of this book along with another of her books, If You Were Me And Lived In ... Viking Europe. After reading these two books I gave them to my neighbour for her young son. This book is really interesting and educational for young children. In my opinion all young children should have access to Carole's educational books in their own home. This book contains a lot of information about life in Poland. This book al ...more
Melanie Adkins
Oct 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Poland was founded in 1025 and their constitution took over 600 years to write. It was the first constitution in Europe and the second in the world. Poland has many legends too. Check out the one about Warsaw.

I think this series is essential to your child's library. It's a fun way to learn about far off places and the people who live there. Well written and full of information your child and you will love. I enjoy this series because I learn something with every book. It's time to add these w
Chris The Story Reading Ape
Nov 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Another essential read for children so they can have fun while learning about other places in the world.
Poland abounds with legends about many things, like dragons, mermaids, etc, but the most popular figures are . . . (I won't spoil the fun).

See my review also at:
Sandra Stiles
Dec 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is another wonderful cultural book from Carole P. Roman. There are a lot of things I learn from reading her books. The Polish Constitution is the second oldest in the entire world. There is a legend connected to the capital of Warsaw. That is why you will find mermaids everywhere, including the city seal. There are salt mines outside Krakow. It has become a tourist attraction. Playing outdoors is important for children. Poland is one of the most important bird breeding grounds in the world. ...more
Oct 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wow! Even though I have visited Poland I learned things I never knew before. This is a great book to introduce children (and even adults) to Poland. It tells some history, some folk lore (even why there are so many mermaids statues in the city of Warsaw), geography, words, food and more. The illustrations are mostly drawings on top of photos and very well done. After reading this book, I’d love to return to Poland to see some of the sights mentioned.

Great book and I highly recommend it. I was p
Lynn Demsky
This set of children’s travel books just amaze me every time I read one! I never knew that Poland was the first country in Europe or the second in the World to become a country! Poland is pronounced Pokska (Polska) in their country but known to all of the rest as Poland! An amazing educational, fun, adventure – always learning along the way! These books are made for enquiring minds of all ages and fun and easy to learn! GREAT read!
Rabid Reader
Oct 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A fun, colourful and informative children's book that looks at life in Poland. The author engages the reader with simple, easy to understand text and questions throughout the story. The bright illustrations catch the eye and fit well with the text. This book would be excellent for both school and home use.
Sep 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
If You Were Me and Lived in...Poland is such a fun yet informative book. Even though it's the history of the country, it's a delightful read with wonderful drawings that enhance the text. I really enjoyed this educational book and I highly recommend it as well as the entire series! With thanks to the author for my copy.
Arlene Arredondo
Oct 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Great addition to the If you were me and lived in...
This is a great approach to learning about a new culture, language and important facts. What better way than to immerse for a moment in the shoes of children from a different country. very easy to understand and keeps the interest level high as it has questions for interaction.
Charissa Wilkinson
I received this book for a fair review.

Overview: What can one say about Poland? One of the more recent Popes came from there. This trip ought to be interesting.

Likes: We got the basic words once again, and some parts of Polish culture was interesting.

Dislikes: The words were so hard to pronounce.

Conclusion: This book was interesting. Enjoy it with your young travelers.

Melissa ownsbey
Sep 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
i got this free in exchange for review
as awalys this was a fun fast read
i like reading them to my nephew
to teach him about other places
other cultrues
it helps him learn about things in other places
Glenda Bixler
Nov 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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One of my favorites for this series...

Dec 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Love the way they use drawing s and photographs I think it shows so much more to the children. Great information on this country for children. Snow skiing, they do it.
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Named to Kirkus Reviews' Best of 2012 for her first book, award winning author Carole P. Roman started writing as a dare from one of her sons. Using an imaginary game she played with her grandson as a base, Captain No Beard was born."Captain No Beard- An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate's Life" has not only been named to Kirkus Best of 2012, it received the Star of Exceptional Merit, and won the Pinnacl ...more
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