I am so excited to be part of the blog tour for London Hat Hunting Mission! It’s a wonderful book that both my daughter and I have thoroughly enjoyed reading, in fact it’s been our bedtime read for 5 nights in the past week!
I really love children’s books that have a message behind them. I love that my daughter loves books and reading and that with books like London Hat Hunting Mission we can learn new things together.
Title: London Hat Hunting Mission
Author: Winnie Mak Tselikas
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.
Synopsis: 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.
Published: 8th October 2017
Rating: 5 stars
Review: We love this book so much, and I can’t recommend it enough. The story is wonderful written and really engaging. My daughter was captured from the very first moment. The opening map had her looking at all of the places throughout London and she fell in love with Hope, Jun, Parth Lea and of course Mr Globe.
The illustrations/photos are wonderful, they really capture the many essences of London and the people that live there. My daughter is fascinated by all of the places. She wants to visit all of the places our four little friends visit in the story, the next time we go to London.
She already has Danish as a second language but she loved learning words in the the languages which are mention in the book. I think that the London Hat Hunting Mission is the perfect book to introduce the idea of what a wonderful thing diversity is to children. Reading it has sparked so many amazing discussions between my daughter and myself, not only about London and it’s landmarks, but about all of the different people who live there. And about Hope, Jun, Parth and Lea too.
She also love the ending to the story, which was really wonderful. And shrieked with joy to find Mr Globe modelling all of those different and wonderful hats on the map which forms the back cover of the book too. I love that there is a map included, and my daughter takes great delight in tracing the journey which Hope, Jun, Parth and Lea take to find those hats and help Mr Globe.
I asked my daughter what she thought of the book after our first read of it. I asked her what she would give it I 5 was the best story and 1 was a story she didn’t like. And she said 10 and when I asked her why she replied ‘I was smiling all the way through mummy’. I am not sure if you can get higher praise than that!
I know that London Hat Hunting mission is going to be a firm favourite for a long time to come and both my daughter and myself hope that Hope, Jun, Parth, Lea and Mr Globe have lots more adventures we can read about too! If you want to find our more about London Hat Hunting Mission, you can do that over at the One Dear World website, you can also find the book over on Amazon too.
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