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#BlogTour! #Review – London Hat Hunting Mission by Winnie Mak Tselikas (@OneDearWorld) @RaRaResources

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Who wants to go on a mission?
Not just any mission….a HAT mission!

I am so excited to be kicking off the blog tour for the ‘London Hat Hunting Mission’, courtesy of RaRaResources and One Dear World. Here is my review from both me and my 4 year old daughter, Eva.

London Hat Hunting Mission - Front Cover
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.

What does TWG think?

What a fun little book! I love how the author has used dolls to tell the story in the big city of London, crouching down to a child’s level straight away. Whilst children often follow their peers regarding other people’s lifestyles, skin colour etc, I am hoping that a lot of parents/guardians read this book and learn a thing or too while they’re at it! I read this book to my four-year old, Eva, and her response to the book was this:

‘I loved it! Their hats are cool and I loved how they went on a number 15 bus!’.

The fact that the dolls were of different skin colour wasn’t important to my daughter at all. It wasn’t that she ignored it, it was because to her, different skin colours aren’t a big deal. In her eyes, they were just four dolls looking for hats. Why can’t adults think like that?

I am a massive fan of London, so being able to go on a mission through the eyes of a child in London, in a book, blew me away and made me feel like a giggly child again. The only thing I would say about this book is that the story itself isn’t grabbing as I find that in most children’s books, the writing rhymes or has more of a beat to it. The content of the story is clearly important and gets the message across, but for me, I think it needs to be more adapted to grab the child’s’ attention.

All in all, ‘London Hat Hunting Mission’ is a fun read, ideal for a quality time reading session for both parent and child.

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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.

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