The Queen's Knickers

The Queen's Knickers

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By (author) Nicholas Allan

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  • Publisher: RED FOX
  • Format: Paperback | 32 pages
  • Dimensions: 234mm x 286mm x 8mm | 220g
  • Publication date: 1 May 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0099413140
  • ISBN 13: 9780099413141
  • Edition: 12000
  • Edition statement: Reissue.
  • Illustrations note: FULL-COLOUR ILLUSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT
  • Sales rank: 10,945

Product description

It's a busy year for the Queen - she has lots of important events to attend. Meanwhile, a little girl is wondering what knickers Her Majesty will choose to wear on a school visit! Will they be her 'at home' knickers - adorned with corgis - or her 'garden party' knickers, or perhaps her woolly Balmoral ones...? Both children and adults will love this very special and endearing insight into a child's imagination, from the best-selling author-illustrator of Father Christmas Needs A Wee and Jesus' Christmas Party. Recently, the Queen visited a nursery in Norfolk and enjoyed a display based on the book: "...just to make it special, there was one element that was not quite so traditional: pants. These were not just any pants, either. They were the Queen's Knickers, and at Dersingham Infant and Nursery School, in Norfolk, they were put on special display in honour of their royal visitor" ~ Valentine Low, The Times

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Author information

Nicholas Allan studied Fine Art at the Slade and has completed an MA in creative writing at the University of East Anglia. His highly original picture books have won him several awards including the Sheffield Children's Book Award for The Queen's Knickers and the Federation of Children's Books Best Picture Book Award for Demon Teddy. He is also the author of Hilltop Hospital, a book that has been adapted into a BAFTA-winning television series. Nicholas Allan is the author/illustrator of over thirty children's books.

Review quote

"The Queen is not a subject beyond humour; a welcome, gold-embossed reissue of Nicholas Allan's picture book The Queen's Knickers takes a cheerily irreverent look at royals" -- Julia Eccleshare Guardian "Humourous, entertaining and a little bit naughty, this classic has been revived with a eye-catching new cover for the Jubilee, the story inside is as brilliant as it has always been ... Pairing a tongue-in-cheek story of how the Queen chooses her undergarments, with charming and warming illustrations, creates a book to be loved by children of all ages" Book Keepers "A jolly story ... This one made my four-year-old son hoot with laughter" -- Lorna Bradbury Daily Telegraph "This new edition will hopefully bring the book to a whole new audience of knicker-making monarchists" Independent "This is a knockout ... Affectionate, funny and entirely delightful" Books for Children

Back cover copy

The Queen has lots of occasions to attend: Royal Weddings, Foreign Visits, her Chrismas Day Speech and BOTH her Birthday Parties. She has lots of lovely outfits, with matching hats, of course. But does she wear matching knickers? All is revealed in this warm and humorous book. "This is a knockout . . . affectionate, funny and entirely delightful" BOOKS FOR CHILDREN "A naughty charming book" EVENIGN STANDARD "Pure fun" MAIL ON SUNDAY More books by Nicholas Allan: Cinderella's Bum Father Christmas Needs a Wee The Giant's Loo Roll Jesus' Christmas Party