Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Carole P. Roman ~A Homeschool Crew Review

I love reviewing books, and since we reviewed books by Carole P. Roman last year, I was super excited to read a few different titles this year. Her books are fun, engaging, and full of adventure.

For this year's review we were given:

A Captain No Beard Story - Being a Captain is Hard Work
Oh Susannah: It's in the Bag (An Oh Susannah Story Book 1)
Can a Princess Be a Firefighter? (Nursery Series Book 1)
If You Were Me ad Lived In...CHINA (A Child's Introduction to Cultures Around the World)

Carole P. Roman has won many awards since her first book that was written all because one of her sons dared her to do it. She has a few different series that she writes, one being Captain No Beard, which was born from playing an imaginary game with her grandson. She is also well known for her non-fiction series, "If You Were Me and Lived In..." teaching all about the world around us and the different cultures that go with it.

A little bit about each book ~

Being a Captain is Hard Work is a full blown adventure with Captain No Beard. He's a stubborn captain that likes to do what HE wants to do. He's a know it all, and he doesn't listen to others even if they know best. He decides that he knows exactly what kind of clouds are in the sky and that they will not hinder him from getting to his destination of Dew Rite Volcano. Despite what others have told him, in his stubborness he sets out anyway.

This book is illustrated by Bonnie Lemaire and is full of bold and bright colors. We learn how important it is to have teamwork and exactly why we have two ears and one mouth! We have to listen twice as much as we speak! Also entwined in the story is lessons on different types of clouds. There's even a guide in the back to go over what each kind of cloud is. This was definitely one of our favorites!

This book is a perfect book for young readers that want to branch out into easy chapter books. The chapters are short and easy to read. 

 Susannah Logan's day starts out bad and only gets worse from there. When something goes wrong she just stuffs it into her backpack ignoring what the problem is. She ends up extremely overwhelmed by all of the "stuff" that has caused her backpack to just about come apart at the seams. How is she going to deal with it all?

This is a wonderful book that teaches the kids that they need to ask for help when they need it. They don't need to hide it if they are feeling overwhelmed, and they should always ask a parent for help. 

I love getting books for my sweet grandbaby Mila who is 21/2 years old. When I saw Can a Princess Be a Firefighter, I knew it sounded like something she would love. Of course at two years old she already thinks she is a princess and that's ok with me! Can a Princess Be a Firefighter of course has beautiful illustrations by Mateya Arkova. It is a colorful book that is perfect for a young girl to read or have it read to them. It's all about a young girl wanting to know what she could be when she grows up. She is told that she can be anything that she chooses to be, as long as it makes her happy. This book was inspired by her own grand daughters, and is a beautiful reminder to young girls all over that they can be anything they aspire to be. 

These are some of my favorite books written by Carole P. Roman. Like I said before the "If You Were Me and Lived In..." series is one of her most popular series. It showcases different places around the world and teaches all about different cultures. 

This book was illustrated by Kelsea Wierenga. The pictures are so bright, colorful and full of color. 

I love all of the different aspects of China that the author explains to the reader to help them understand exactly what it's like there. She talks about the geography of China, how names are picked for babies, what they eat and so much more. I love that she goes into even more detail by giving the pronunciation of words that may be hard for the reader to understand. 

We really love reading about places that are all over the world, and how people live their daily lives there. 

What do we think?

Carole P. Roman does a fantastic job of delivering educational, fun, and beautiful books. I haven't found a book from her that I don't like. I highly recommend any of her books because she has something available for almost all ages! 

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