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.
London Hat Hunting Mission was published on the 16th October 2017 by One Dear World. Thank you to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for having me on this blog tour and for my copy of the book for this review.
London Hat Hunting Mission is centred around four young children as they explore the capital city searching out hats for Mr. Globe who has fallen ill. Hope, Jun, Lea and Parth come from different cultural backgrounds and are good friends so they work together in order to help Mr. Globe.
The London Hat Hunting Mission is a wonderfully colourful book for younger children using both real photos of various London places and digital illustrations of the children. I read this with my five-year-old daughter and she really enjoyed visiting the various places in the book, whilst not many of them were familiar places (not being Londoners ourselves!) she liked finding out where the children were visiting and the sort of hats they were finding.
London Hat Hunting Mission is engaging education into the various cultures that make London the place it is, as well as across the UK. It was certainly a fun way for my daughter to learn about London and cultural backgrounds which prompted her to ask more questions to understand more about the differences in the hats.
My daughter particularly liked the maps at the front and the back of the book and talked through the landmarks, particularly Big Ben and the London Eye.
What is a nice touch is that the dolls are available for purchase to make the book even more interactive for children. You have the chance to win a doll of your choice below.
London Hat Hunting Mission is a both an educational and interesting read that is beautifully pictured throughout.
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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.