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    • ISBN:9781444919158
    • Publication date:02 Oct 2014
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The Queen's Hat

By Steve Antony

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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

Biographical Notes

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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  • ISBN: 9781444922448
  • Publication date: 01 May 2014
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  • Imprint: Hodder Children's Books
A certain future classic, and without a doubt my absolute new favourite picture book. — LiteraryLoves
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
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
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
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
Sweet simplicity and charming monochromatic drawings. — The Times
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
Hilarious... stylish... an almighty ode to London. Will brighten up any bookshelf. — The Looking Glass
Gorgeous... I'd quite happily have any of the illustrations on my wall. — Charlotte Eyre - POP (People of Publishing)
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
Fantastic... eye-catching... fast-paced... made us smile at every single turn of the page. — Read It Daddy!
A visual feast from the moment you cast your eyes over the cover... a quintessentially British charm. — Magpie That
A real love letter to the capital. — The Illustrated Forest
Beautiful and clever... bears all the hallmarks of a classic. — The Little Book Collector
Gorgeous... everything you want in a picture book - enchanting illustrations and a story that's full of fun. — Emma Lee-Potter
Visual humour in abundance... brilliant! — Red Reading Hub
Stunning... lovingly rendered... possibly the most stylish and worthwhile souvenir of London you can buy. — Picture This Book
An exhilarating London adventure... beautifully rendered. — The Bookworm Baby (blogspot)
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
A beautifully illustrated book that will put smiles on many faces. Her Majesty would probably like a copy too! — School Librarian
A funny tale about what happened to the Queen's hat when the wind went SWISH! — The Guardian
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
This is a heart-warmingly humorous book which did not fail to raise a smile or two from this particular reader — English 4-11
Clever, shiny and I love all the little soldiers — Gillian Anderson, Evenind Standard
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