Aimed at children aged 2-7 years, this book tells the story about a little mouse, who has lost his hat. The little mouse visits a yellow building that is full of lost items. If you ever lose anything, this is where it ends up. But the little mouse can only speak Welsh, so Mr and Mrs Frog have to work out what the mouse has lost!
What makes this book extra special is how it begins to introduce its readers to a new language, the Welsh language in fact. As a mother who has two children in a Welsh school, and can only read and write a little myself, it is a novel way to bring us together as a family.
Growing up in a prominently English speaking city, even though Cardiff is the capital of Wales, you are still surrounded about bilingualism everyday. Most notably, visitors to our city will notice the bilingual signage upon crossing the Prince of Wales bridge. People may jeer at the fact that our signs may sometimes be amusing to read, but that doesn’t diminish the passion that we have for the Welsh language in Wales.
This book is a fun exiting tale to introduce a second language to children whether you’re in the classroom, or at home.