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The Queen's Handbag

Steve Antony

8 Reviews

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The Queen Collection, For National Curriculum Early Years, For children c 0-2 years, Fiction, Picture books, Picture storybooks, People & places (Children's / Teenage)

From the creator of THE QUEEN'S HAT comes another hilarious tale that this time takes you all around the United Kingdom on a wild swan chase after the Queen's handbag!

With a Jon Klassen appeal, Steve Antony is the one to watch.

A naughty swan steals the Queen's handbag, so naturally, the Queen races after it. She follows it all around the United Kingdom in various modes of transport, including an Aston Martin car, a motorbike, a Red Arrow plane, a speedboat, a train and a horse. Taking in sights such as Stonehenge, Snowdonia, Giants Causeway, Edinburgh Castle, Oxford and then arriving back in London, this chase includes the Queen's butler and an awful lot of policemen.

A witty and stylish celebration of the United Kingdom and the Queen.

Praise for THE QUEEN'S HAT: 'This is a wonderful romp of a read that's a great introduction to London, royalty and all that makes Britain great.' - Sun

'... this picture book is hard to beat for its sweet simplicity and charming monochromatic drawings.' - The Times

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Praise for The Queen's Handbag

  • Praise for The Queen's Hat:

  • 'The witty and super stylish illustrations are a celebration of London and one of the Queen's very important relatives. A certain future classic, and without a doubt my absolute new favourite picture book! - LiteraryLoves

  • This is a wonderful romp of a read that's a great introduction to London, royalty and all that makes Britain great. - The Sun

  • ... this picture book is hard to beat for its sweet simplicity and charming monochromatic drawings. - The Times

  • A truly wonderful, sometimes cheeky but absolutely essential children's book, a joyous thing indeed. - Read it Daddy

  • The carefully detailed illustrations tell a witty tale far beyond that expressed in the text... so hats off to Steve Antony for creating a crazy royal caper wich even manages to include an appearance by the infant Prince George. - Evening Echo Ireland

  • The joy of this books is in the detail... each stylish spread contains lots to look and laugh at. Beautifully depicts our traditions and our relationship with the Royal Family... brilliant. - Rhino Reads

  • A timely picture-book treasure... a rare joy for 3+ among a pile of opportunistic royal rot. It's the best guide since Madeline in London. - The Oldie Magazine

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Steve Antony

Steve Antony - a graduate from the prestigious MA in Children's Book Illustration at Anglia Ruskin - is the author-illustrator of The Queen's Hat and Please Mr Panda. Only debuting in 2014, Steve has had enormous success: The Queen's Hat won the Evening Standard's Oscar's First Book Prize, and was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize. Please Mr Panda was chosen as Picture Book of the Month by US retailer Barnes & Noble, who held over 650 Panda events over one weekend.

Steve aims to create picture books that are slightly 'off the wall', books that children will laugh at and adults will tweet about, but most of all, books that he enjoys.

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