I’m thrilled to hand the reins over to my lovely guest reviewer, Kirsty, who is participating in her first blog tour today!
London Hat Hunting Mission is available to buy now in ebook and hardback. You can buy a copy of both here.
Before I share Kirsty’s review, here is a bit about the book.
Four little Londoners, Hope, Jun, Lea and Parth, come from a different cultural background, are good friends living in London. They are travelling to the iconic places around the city in search of magic hats to cure Mr Globe’s headache. The book is illustrated with a mix of real life photographs of iconic places in London and digital illustration so children can have a vivid visual experience of London and at the same time open up their world of imagination.
This is a story book about 4 friends who go on a journey around some of London’s famous places and landmarks to find hats to help their friend Mr Globe.
I have two children, a 2 year old daughter and a 6 year old son, we had a lovely time sharing this book together. I loved the way the 4 characters are introduced and given little personalities, my daughter enjoyed the fact the characters were dolls and my son liked the fact that the illustrations were photos – it made it more real for him.
My son has been to London and liked being able to spot places and monuments he had seen. We liked the different fonts that were used throughout the book, this made the writing stand out for little eyes and kept them engaged. The book says it’s suitable from age 2, however my 2 year old struggled to stay engaged with the story so we talked about the pictures instead which was just as good a valuable learning experience.
My son had fun trying to say thank you in all the different languages and enjoyed looking at all the different hats. I also used to teach primary children and I can see this book would be a valuable addition to a classroom especially with the dolls alongside.
I did find it slightly irksome that the book starts with some gentle rhyming but this doesn’t continue throughout the book. I think children who live in London or have been to London would relate more to this book but my children did like looking at it. If someone is looking for a book to introduce multiculturism to children this is a good choice.
Thank you Kirsty for this fantastic review!
About The Author:
Winnie Mak Tselikas is a believer in diversity. Born and raised in Hong Kong, she studied engineering, worked in commercial sales and in 2011 switched to education upon moving to London. There, she met her half-French, half-Greek husband and they had a son, who now has family in China, France, Greece, HK, the UK and the US. Winnie considers her son to be a world citizen rather than of a particular nationality or culture. Inspired by her family and London’s diversity, she founded One Dear World and created the lovely adventures of Mr. Globe and the little Londoner dolls.
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