Follow the Queen on a hilarious adventure through London, in pursuit of her fly-away hat! Winner of the Evening Standard's Oscar's First Book Prize.
A hilarious tale that will take you all around London! Winner of the Evening Standard's Oscar's First Book Prize.
A sudden gust of wind sets of a marvellous London adventure for the Queen, the Queen's men and one very special hat. So let's follow one determined, dare-devil queen through London Zoo, over Tower Bridge and up Big Ben ... just where will that hat land?
Featuring favourite London landmarks, including Tower Bridge, Big Ben and London Zoo.
"This picture book is hard to beat. The Times
"A wonderful romp of a read that's a great introduction to London, royalty and all that makes Britain great." Sun
Steve Antony is a Waterstones Prize shortlisted author, a Kate Greenaway Medal nominee and the creator of the much-loved Mr Panda books.
Collect all four books in The Queen Collection series: (each with a shiny foil cover!)
The Queen's Hat - Winner of the Evening Standard Oscar's Book Prize
The Queen's Handbag
The Queen's Present
The Queen's Lift-Off
... this picture book is hard to beat for its sweet simplicity and charming monochromatic drawings. - The Times
This is a wonderful romp of a read that's a great introduction to London, royalty and all that makes Britain great. - The Sun
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
Hilarious... chuckles aplenty with every turn of the page... wonderful illustrations... if this debut is anything to go by, Steve Antony's creative talent is one to follow with interest. - Books for Keeps
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
A truly wonderful, sometimes cheeky but absolutely essential children's book, a joyous thing indeed. - Read it Daddy
A book that grown-ups (royals included) and children alike will enjoy. - Emma Lee-Potter
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
Since his 2014 debut, multi award-winning author-illustrator Steve Antony has so far written and illustrated 18 picture books and sold over one million copies worldwide, and 7 of his titles have been nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal.
His Mr Panda series has sold over 700,000 copies worldwide and was recently optioned for TV by Magic Light Pictures. His highly acclaimed The Queen's Hat (the first instalment of the Queen Collection) was adapted into a musical concert by the London Symphony Orchestra and won the Evening Standard's Oscars Book Prize. His Queen's Hat inspired Shaun the Sheep statue raised 15,000 for the Wallace and Gromit Children's Charity.
He plays an active role in his local community as Patron to Swindon Libraries Children's Services and recently designed their library card. He is an Ambassador for The National Literacy Trust , an active supporter of Beanstalk and a vocal advocate for more incidental inclusiveness in children's literature, having written several articles on the subject. Through his art, Steve has helped raise thousands for various UK charities including My AFK, BookTrust, Willow Foundation and Wallace and Gromit Children's Charity.
Steve's studied at Anglia Ruskin University after taking voluntary redundancy from a Swindon call centre. Steve was part-raised in New Mexico and now lives in Swindon UK with his husband and cat.