I'm delighted to be one of the stops taking part in the blog tour for London Hat Hunting Mission by Winnie Mak Tselikas and I will be sharing my review. There is also a great giveaway to enter but first of all let's take a look at the description for 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.
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One of my favourite parts of the day is sitting down with my children and reading a book, luckily they love books as much as me. Having a three year old and a five year old it can on occasion be difficult to find books that they both like. However London Hat Hunting Mission worked well as my little boy really engaged with the story and my little girl loved looking at the different dolls in the pictures. So I had two very happy children!
Illustration wise I thought that using dolls and then real pictures worked really well and gave a good contrast along with making the book stand out a little bit more. The premise of collecting the different hats was lovely and I thought the message the book portrays was put across well. Along with the idea of working together and showing kindness to each other.
We did visit London nearly two years ago and my little boy loves reading books set there so as soon as he saw particular landmarks he was chatting away about it to me. It really was lovely to see him take such an interest as well as attempting to repeat some of the ways in which to say thank you.
As soon as the book finishes I always get asked when will the next adventure be!
Lots of fun and engaging!
With thanks to Rachel at Rachel's Random Resources for my copy.
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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