I received this book from the author for the purpose of this review. All comments and opinions are entirely my own.
Join Carole P. Roman and travel through time to visit the most interesting civilizations throughout history in her exciting new series. Learn what kind of food you might have eaten during the Middle Ages, the clothes you might wear, what your name could be, and children did for fun. If You Were Me and Lived in…does for history what her other award-winning series did for culture. So get on-board this time-travel machine and discover the world through the eyes of a young person just like you.
So far the thickest book in this particular series, If You Were Me an Lived In… Middle Ages is a very advanced read for the target audience, and not in a bad way either. It covers so many aspects of the Middle Ages that if grasped at their young age will set them ahead in school when they begin studying this time in history.
It is written in simple terms with some vocabulary words that are included in the glossary at the end of the book and well illustrated pages to help the kids better envision the words they are hearing.
The only flaw I can point out in this particular book, is that pages are much longer in this book than they were in the others of this series. The targeted audience has a very small attention span when listening to books and sometimes the only thing kids like to do is flip the page and because of the lengthy paragraphs on each page, they will have to wait quite a while before they get to look at a new picture.
So, though I still highly recommend this author and all of her series, this particular book in the series is a bit long winded and needs to be read to an older audience of probably 8+ so as to not to lose their attention so quickly. I give it 4 out of 5 stars.