Friday, July 22, 2016

My "Second" Trip to Brazil is Provided by Carole P. Roman as part of her Child's Introduction to Culture!

Hurray! This is the first country toured by Carole P. Roman where I actually have been! And I still learned more from her book than my having been there! LOL You see, I was on a tour with many people and the entire trip was planned from beginning to end... But I did want to spotlight one of the most amazing sights for me...You can see the Christ Statue from many places around the country, but when you travel up the hill to where the status is located, and then walk on up to "look up" at its majesty...there is no way not to recognize God's gift in giving us His Son...

Come now, and travel with your children, to see what it'd be like there in the country, way down below the Equator...

If You Were Me and Lived in...
A Child's Introduction to Culture
  Around the World
By Carole P. Roman
Illustrated by Kelsea Wierenga

If you were me and lived in Brazil, your home would be known as the Federative Republic of Brazil, which is the largest country in South America.

Belmonte, Portugal: Pedro Álvares Cabral monument [Credit: Nmmacedo]It is the largest Portuguese-speaking country in the world. The people speak Portuguese there because the explorer, Pedro Alvares Cabral, declared it as a part of Portugal in the 1500s. 
Brazil is the largest producer of coffee in the world...

But let's meet some of the children who live there first!

If you were a boy, your parents might have chosen Lucas, Paulo, or Bruno as your name...

Our trip includes a boat trip to the Amazon River through the Amazon Rain Forest... You'll be learning about the birds and other animals who lived there and how important it is to keep the Forest in good condition!

When I travel I love to taste native foods...Here's one I thought sounded delicious. It is pao de queijo, which is a crispy ball of baked bread and cheese! And how about a sweet ending to your meal with a Brigadeiros, which is a combination of condensed milk, butter, sugar, and cocoa powder--with sprinkles!

Do you remember playing jacks? Well, the children in Brazil use pebbles... Cool, right? Instead of a ball, one of the pebbles is thrown in the air. Boy, I bet you have to be much faster to play with pebbles, don't you?

And if you're going to be in Brazil, hopefully you get to go to the Carnival of Brazil!

And still there is more to learn about children's activities and
happenings in Brazil...Makes me wish I could go back and just travel around to various places, including the Carnival Parade at least! Right?

This series will never grow old! It is taking us around the world to places where most of us never have the opportunity to go. It was great visiting the largest Portuguese-speaking Country in the world!


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