norway_coverReviewed by Alyssa Katanic

Our adventures around the world continue with Carole P. Roman’s series If You Were Me and Lived in… This trip around, we are headed to Norway, a country that I personally knew very little about and was excited to learn a bit along side of my kiddos.

In If You Were Me and Lived in …Norway, Roman takes us on a tour around Norway’s capital city of Oslo, surrounded by lakes. Then off we go for a vacation to the Kirkenes Snow Hotel, made entirely of ice and snow, and thus, only open from November to January. We get to enjoy ice fishing, dog sledding, and skiing. This is all in addition to Roman’s typical introduction of children to the foods, vocabulary, and everyday settings and experiences of the children of the culture that this series is so good at showing.

In addition to If You Were Me and Lived in …Norway, we were also sent the Norwegian flag, which my little ones loved waving around. About two weeks later, while looking at different flags from around the world with my older children during our homeschooling time, the little ones were still excited to recognize Norway’s flag and location on the world map. I love how Roman can make cultural studies so memorable for the younger student and sets that spark of interest for learning more about other cultures! Every home and care center needs a set of these books!

The worst thing about If You Were Me and Lived in …Norway is that it has the danger of influencing you towards taking a very cold vacation! An ice hotel? That is awesome!

Where will Carole Roman take us next, I wonder??

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Alyssa Katanic is a wife and homeschooling mother of 6 children under 10 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.