Two more great books from the If you were me and lived in… series. First, we visit Peru where the readers learn about this South America country and its culture, weather, and topography. We learn that Peru has many different climates from dry plains to the wet Amazon Rain Forest. The Andes Mountains runs through Peru and is the home of the famous city of Machu Picchu. Ceviche, a popular Peruvian dish, is discussed as well as other not so famous dishes.
Second, we visit Greece, the “crossroads of Europe, western Asia, and Africa.” The readers learn about Athens, the largest city in Greece and the “cradle of western civilization” and the birthplace of democracy. Greek food is mentioned giving few examples of delicious Greek food like the loukoumades, doughnuts with honey and cinnamon. Of course, you can’t read about Greece and not learn about the Olympic Games and its origins. As well as the Feast of St. Basil at the New Year where a coin is hidden inside a cake and whoever finds the coin is said to have good luck in the new year.