The Queen's Handbag

The Queen's Handbag

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A hilarious picture book story, featuring the royal family, plus favourite British landmarks.

What does the Queen do when a sneaky swan snatches her handbag? Gives chase, of course. By car, motorbike, plane and more! Hold on to your hats (and handbags) for a whirlwind trip around the British Isles.

Featuring favourite British landmarks, including Windsor Castle, the Angel of the North and the Giant's Causeway.

"This is a book brimming with Britishness and it puts on a jolly good show." The Bookbag
"If this book doesn't make you smile and adore the Queen even more, nothing else will." London Mums Magazine

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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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 243 x 261 x 1mm | 202g
  • Hodder Children's Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 4-colour
  • 1444925547
  • 9781444925548
  • 66,843

Review Text

Superbly illustrated, with a muted palette that suits the story perfectly...Even the endpapers are full of humour' Parents In Touch
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Wonderfully busy and humorous * School Librarian * The real delight lies in spotting the jokes hidden in the scenes of ever-increasing pandemonium * Evening Standard * Humorous sequel * Surrey Advertiser * Celebrating her Majesty's 90th birthday, Steve Antony's playful story follows the drama that unfolds when a swan pinches the royal bag * Smallish Magazine * Steve Antony's evocative illustrations are full of humour... This is a confident and accomplished follow-up to The Queen's Hat * The Scotsman * A sneaky swan has stolen the Queen's handbag? Follow her on an hilarious journey in various modes of transport around the UK ... A great conversation starter! * South Wales Evening Post * A majestic read * Evening Echo (Cork) * 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 * Needless to say that the illustrations are beautiful and clearly effective ... if this book doesn't make you smile and adore the Queen even more, nothing else will. * London Mums Magazine * An awesome adventure. A wonderful romp of a read that's a great introduction to London, royalty and all that makes Britain great. * The Sun * Funny tale, which takes you all around the UK on a wild swan chase after the Queen's handbag. Why has there not been a picture book about the Queen's handbag before? * Angels & Urchins * I absolutely adored this book... perfectly executed with style and grace... captures London perfectly. This is a story for all generations and a brilliant, British book to boot. It's almost beyond words... every British household needs a copy, whether or not you're George's, William's or Charles's generation. * * * * * * Bookbag * I loved the first book, and this follow up is just as good...One for the permanent collection, this is a book brimming with Britishness and it puts on a jolly good show. * The Bookbag * 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 * Not to be missed! * Storytime Magazine * A certain future classic, and without a doubt my absolute new favourite picture book. * LiteraryLoves * Superbly illustrated, with a muted palette that suits the story perfectly...Even the endpapers are full of humour' * Parents In Touch *
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About Steve Antony

Steve Antony is a highly talented and versatile author-illustrator. He has had a passion for storytelling from an early age, but it was the MA in Children's Book Illustration at Cambridge that really enabled him to channel this passion. Since embarking on the MA course, he has enjoyed creating picture books on a range of subjects from the Queen's hat to a war between rectangles and lizards! He 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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241 ratings
3.51 out of 5 stars
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3 37% (90)
2 11% (27)
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