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If you have been following us for a while, you know that we love books. We have all different shapes and styles of books. I especially love the books that help teach while we enjoy them. One of my favorite authors that writes like this for the kids is Carole P. Roman. I am so excited to share the three new titles we got from the Carole P. Roman books and collections.
We have spent a lot of time reading Carole P. Roman books. We have reviewed her historical and cultural “If You Were Me” series before. Our last chance to work with Carole P. Roman, we were introduced to Captain No Beard and his crew. This time, we stayed with some of what we love, and tried a new one as well!
My family is Polish, and I want my kids to get interested in the culture of their heritage. I knew from experience that the cultural “If You Were Me” series would be what I wanted for this! We got our hands on If You Were Me and Lived In…Poland and we were not disappointed! In this book, the children are taken into the life and culture of Poland. We learned about names, history, and everyday life.
The pages of this book are filled with color photos of actual places or things in Poland. On top of these photos, we have cartoon characters showing us what the pages are talking about. At the end of the book, there is a very handy Pronunciation Guide that doubles as a glossary of the words we learn throughout the book.
During our last chance to review books from Carole P. Roman, we tried Captain No Beard, and we fell in love with him. It became the kids’ favorite book! When I saw that we could add to this collection with Captain No Beard Strangers on the High Seas, I jumped at this! This is the fourth book in the Captain No Beard series, but you don’t really need to follow them in order to understand them.
This time Captain No Beard has a new crew member on board the Flying Dragon. This crew member is his little sister. He is not happy to have her on board and isn’t having fun watching over her. However, when an enemy ship, the Shark Bait, approaches little Cayla has the secret weapon to help The Flying Dragon get away. We love the imagination that goes into Captain No Beard and his stories. Each time we read the stories, the kids love to take the adventure out of the books and into their rooms. They become pirates and crewmates just like Captain No Beard!
The final book we got to review was One To Ten: Squirrel’s Bad Day. This book talks about a bad day and how to deal with it. Everyone has bad days, but it doesn’t always mean that it is the worst day possible.
When Squirrel ends up stubbing his toe and losing his acorns into the river, Rabbit sits down with him and teaches him a rating system. As they go through the different types of bad days that happen, we learn that while it might seem bad, it isn’t always the worst day. We see that we can take a look at the bad day, and rate it while looking at the good parts of the bad day.
With all that we have gone through in the last year, I really love this book. The kids can see that there is a lot of good that is still happening, even when they think that they have had a bad day. I love that when the kids have a bad moment, we can pull this book out and talk about how that moment really isn’t a 10, and it is probably just a 2 or 3.
When it comes to having good books in the house, we love to have books by Carole P. Roman on our shelves. While each book is full of learning, the kids don’t realize it. They love when I pull one of these books out and tell them it is time to read. They enjoy the books, I enjoy discussing the books with them and seeing how much they have learned.
Carole P. Roman has a lot of great books in her collection. If you want to know more about the many different titles, check out the other reviews from the crew members right here: