71OsqX2vL3LReviewed by Alyssa Katanic

The adventure continues as Carole P. Roman introduces children to the culture of Kenya in Central South Africa. On this adventure, Roman takes us to Kenya’s capital city of Nairobi, on a safari at the Maasai Mara National Reserve, where elephants, leopards, and lions roam, and to the Mombasa Carnival at Kenya’s largest East Coast port where artists and musicians from Kenya’s multiple cultures go to celebrate their uniqueness, as well as their unity as Kenyans.

As always, Roman shares a bit of the language of Kenya, and displays the colorful and artistic costumes of the culture through the great illustrations. She also inspires children to participate in Kenyan culture by sharing some of the activities by which Kenyan children entertain themselves, such as the English game of Cricket and the craft if recycling objects like boxes and milk cartons into toys. As we read, my son asked me, “Mom! When we finish the milk, can I try building a car like that?”

Roman also does a great job of introducing children to a new culture, sparking their interest to learn more, and inspiring them to take part in the culture themselves. If You Were Me and Lived in …Kenya : A Child’s Introduction to Cultures around the World is a great addition to your home, child care, or classroom collection!

Rating: ★★★★★ 

Alyssa Katanic is a wife and homeschooling mother of 7 children under 11 years old. She loves reading and collecting great books to share with others and knows that one can never have too many!

Review copy was provided free of any obligation by Carole P. Roman. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.