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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

A hilarious tale that takes you all around London - winner of the The Evening Standard's Oscar's First Book prize.

A witty and stylish celebration of London, the Queen and the royal family's new baby. And with a celebratory sparkly red foiled cover.

A sudden gust of wind sets off a marvellous London adventure for the Queen, the Queen's men and one very special hat. So let's follow one determined, daredevil queen through the zoo, over Tower Bridge and up Big Ben... just where will that hat land?

Winner of the Evening Standard's Oscar's First Book prize and shortlisted for the Waterstone's Children's Book prize, with a Jon Klassen appeal, Steve Antony, a debut author-illustrator, is the one to watch.

'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

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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 - 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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