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The Queen's Hat

Steve Antony

8 Reviews

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For National Curriculum Early Years, Interest age: from c 3 years, Fiction, Picture storybooks

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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

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Praise for The Queen's Hat

  • ... 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

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Steve Antony

Steve Antony is an award winning, bestselling children's book writer and illustrator based in Swindon in the UK. His 2014 debut, The Queen's Hat, won the Oscar's First Book Prize, was nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal and shortlisted for a clutch of awards, including the Waterstones Children's Book Prize. Steve's other books include Please Mr Panda, which was a London Times Pick of the Week, a Barnes & Noble Book of the Month and was simultaneously read in 645 Barnes & Noble stores across the States on Jan 10th 2015. Steve's Shaun the Sheep sculpture based on The Queen's Hat raised 15,000 for the Wallace and Gromit Children's Charity.

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