I received this book as part of the blog tour by Rachel’s Random Resources to spread the word about London Hat Hunting Mission by Winnie Mak Tselikas. I have two boys under the age of 6 who helped me review the book.
Hope, Jun, Parth and Lea come from a variety of backgrounds and live in the same town. Mr Globe has a headache, so the four friends set off on a mission across London to find the right hat to make him feel better.
They explore major landmarks and areas of London meeting a wide range of people along the way. They collect lots of different types of hat to help Mr Globe feel better.
This story helps to gently introduce young ones to our multicultural society. The friends are dolls which make them innocent and easily likeable for children. The photos as a backdrop help give it a non-fiction feel to remind the children the places visited, and the people they meet are typical of those living in London. It encourages a sense of respect for other beliefs, languages, and cuisines without overly stereotyping them.
My two boys liked it for different reasons; my youngest enjoyed spotting the hats and different colours, whilst my eldest loved learning more about London and the variety of places he could visit.
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.
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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.
Follow the links below to find out more about One Dear World: