In You Were Me and Lived In Egypt by Carole P Roman Review


If You Were and Lived In… Egypt introduces to the culture of the “Cradle of Civilisation”

I love anything that firstly encourages reading and secondly educates children. The If You Were Me and Lived In… series from award winning children’s author Carole P Roman does both and today we are visiting Egypt.

The If You Were Me and Lived In… series is a child’s introduction to different world cultures and this time out we are visiting the transcontinental country of Egypt (has territory in both North Africa and South West Asia – I learned something new as I thought Egypt was just a North African country).

This short book (34 pages) introduces children to Egypt and the “cradle of civilisation”, pyramids, Egyptian food, popular Egyptian names, the Nile and a basic history of the country so children can see the differences in culture from other countries.

While this series of books only gives limited information the idea is to introduce the culture and country to young children without overwhelming them with facts or turning it into a school textbook.

The book is written in an easy to read and understand way for children with a bit of humour mixed in and to help with the tricky Egyptian names there is a handy pronunciation guide with description at the back of the book (and the pronunciations are also in brackets within the story so no need to keep flickering backwards and forwards).

The book has also been very beautifully illustrated in full colour by Kelsea Wierenga and compliments the text extremely well.

So if you want to expand your children’s knowledge of Egypt and discover the Nile and ancient Pyramids without boring history lessons then If You Were and Lived In… Egypt is a great place to start.

Highly recommended for any child’s bookshelf and would also be a great benefit to nursery and primary schools as an educational aid.

Rating: 5/5

RRP: £7.99 (paperback)

Available to buy from Amazon here.

For more information on Carole P. Roman, all her books and the Captain No Beard and If You Were Me and Lived In… series visit


Disclosure: I was provided with a free copy of this book for the purposes of writing an honest and impartial review.
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