The Queen's Hat

The Queen's Hat

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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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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 260 x 264 x 8mm | 188g
  • Hodder Children's Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • w. numerous col. ill.
  • 1444919156
  • 9781444919158
  • 67,930

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Clever, shiny and I love all the little soldiers -- Gillian Anderson * Evenind Standard * This is a heart-warmingly humorous book which did not fail to raise a smile or two from this particular reader * English 4-11 * A good book for young readers (and for those who read to them!) Wittily illustrated...a beautifully illustrated book that will put smiles on many faces. Her Majesty would probably like a copy too! * The School Librarian * A funny tale about what happened to the Queen's hat when the wind went SWISH! * The Guardian * A beautifully illustrated book that will put smiles on many faces. Her Majesty would probably like a copy too! * School Librarian * A witty and stylish celebration of London. 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 * An exhilarating London adventure... beautifully rendered. * The Bookworm Baby (blogspot) * Stunning... lovingly rendered... possibly the most stylish and worthwhile souvenir of London you can buy. * Picture This Book * Visual humour in abundance... brilliant! * Red Reading Hub * Gorgeous... everything you want in a picture book - enchanting illustrations and a story that's full of fun. * Emma Lee-Potter * Beautiful and clever... bears all the hallmarks of a classic. * The Little Book Collector * A real love letter to the capital. * The Illustrated Forest * A visual feast from the moment you cast your eyes over the cover... a quintessentially British charm. * Magpie That * Fantastic... eye-catching... fast-paced... made us smile at every single turn of the page. * Read It Daddy! * A riotous Royal romp through magnificent capital city. Beautifully unique in its sophisticated and engaging illustrative style, this story unfolds page by magnificent page. * The Book Sniffer * Gorgeous... I'd quite happily have any of the illustrations on my wall. * Charlotte Eyre - POP (People of Publishing) * Hilarious... stylish... an almighty ode to London. Will brighten up any bookshelf. * The Looking Glass * A timely picture-book treasure... exuberant illustrations. It's the best guide to London since Ludwig Bemelmans's Madeline in London, too. -Amanda Craig * The Oldie * Sweet simplicity and charming monochromatic drawings. * The Times * 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 * 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 * 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 * 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 * A certain future classic, and without a doubt my absolute new favourite picture book. * LiteraryLoves *
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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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Rating details

557 ratings
3.97 out of 5 stars
5 30% (169)
4 41% (229)
3 24% (134)
2 4% (24)
1 0% (1)
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