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    • ISBN:9781444925531
    • Publication date:01 Oct 2015
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The Queen's Handbag

By Steve Antony

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From the creator of The Queen's Hat comes another hilarious tale that this time takes you all around the United Kingdom on a wild swan chase after the Queen's handbag!

With a Jon Klassen appeal, Steve Antony is the one to watch.

A naughty swan steals the Queen's handbag, so naturally, the Queen races after it. She follows it all around the United Kingdom in various modes of transport, including an Aston Martin car, a motorbike, a Red Arrow plane, a speedboat, a train and a horse. Taking in sights such as Stonehenge, Snowdonia, Giants Causeway, Edinburgh Castle, Oxford and then arriving back in London, this chase includes the Queen's butler and an awful lot of policemen.

A witty and stylish celebration of the United Kingdom and the Queen.

Praise for The Queen's Hat: 'This is a wonderful romp of a read that's a great introduction to London, royalty and all that makes Britain great.' - 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: 9781444925548
  • Publication date: 05 May 2016
  • Page count: 32
  • Imprint: Hodder Children's Books
Superbly illustrated, with a muted palette that suits the story perfectly...Even the endpapers are full of humour' — Parents In Touch
A certain future classic, and without a doubt my absolute new favourite picture book. — LiteraryLoves
Not to be missed! — Storytime Magazine
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
A majestic read — Evening Echo (Cork)
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
Steve Antony's evocative illustrations are full of humour... This is a confident and accomplished follow-up to The Queen's Hat — The Scotsman
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
Humorous sequel — Surrey Advertiser
The real delight lies in spotting the jokes hidden in the scenes of ever-increasing pandemonium — Evening Standard
Wonderfully busy and humorous — School Librarian
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Antonia Woodward

Antonia grew up in a village in rural Suffolk where she was known by locals as "that red haired girl who can read a book and walk her dog at the same time". She graduated with a first class honours degree in illustration in 2007. When she is not illustrating she runs The Art Cupboard, and holds craft workshops near her home in Lincolnshire.Her website is www.antoniaillustrates.co.uk and you can follow her on Twitter @antoniawoodward

Ben Cort

Ben Cort is the illustrator of many well-known and popular books including 'Aliens Love Underpants' . He lives in Bedfordshire with his wife and young family.

Brian Moses

Brian Moses lives in the village of Etchingham with his wife Anne, a loopy labrador called Honey and a collection of bad-tempered chickens.He first worked as a teacher but has now been a professional children's poet since 1988. To date he has over 200 books published including volumes of his own poetry such as Holding the Hands of Angels (Salt) and Behind the Staffroom Door (Macmillan), anthologies such as The Secret Lives of Teachers and Aliens Stole My Underpants (both Macmillan), picture books such as Beetle in the Bathroom and Trouble at the Dinosaur Cafe (both Puffin) and non-fiction titles such as Titanic: Lost & Saved (Wayland). Over 1 million copies of Brian's poetry books have now been sold by Macmillan and in 2005 he was nominated for both the CLPE Award and the Spoken Word Award. Brian also visits schools to run writing workshops and perform his own poetry and percussion shows. To date he has visited well over 2500 schools and libraries throughout the UK. He has made several appearances at the Edinburgh Festival, been writer in residence at Castle Cornet on Guernsey, on the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Light Railway and at RAF schools in Cyprus. Recently he has visited several International schools in Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Italy, Spain, France and Ireland.He has performed his poetry at Borders on Second Avenue, New York and in September 2006 he was invited to Iceland to take part in 'Kids in the Marsh' - a festival of children's poetry and song. At the request of Prince Charles he spoke at the Prince's Summer School for Teachers in 2007 at Cambridge University. He is one of ten children's poets invited by then Poet Laureate Andrew Motion to feature on the National Poetry Archive.Favourite book: 'Turtle Diary' by Russell Hoban.Favourite Movie: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Favourite Music: Bob Dylan

Britta Teckentrup

Britta Teckentrup is an illustrator, fine artist and writer. She was born in Hamburg, Germany, and went on to study at St. Martin's College and the Royal College of Art in London. Britta has created over 40 books, translated in 20 languages worldwide, and her artwork has been shown at exhibitions all over the world. She lives and works in Berlin with her artist husband and their young son.

Catherine Anholt

Catherine and Laurence Anholt are a husband and wife team who have produced about 200 children's books, published in more than 30 languages around the world. Their books have won numerous awards, including the Nestlé Smarties Gold Award on two occasions.Catherine comes from an Irish family and is one of eight brothers and sisters. Catherine and Laurence met while studying Fine Art at Falmouth School of Art. They went on to take Master's Degrees at the Royal College of Art and the Royal Academy respectively.Around half of the Anholts' titles are illustrated by Catherine, including the Chimp and Zee series and numerous picture books published by Orchard Books.The Anholts have been closely involved with a number of literacy charities and Catherine produced some of the original material for the highly successful government funded BookStart scheme, which encourages parents to share books with babies from the earliest possible age. Their work has taken them inside Downing Street and Buckingham Palace on several occasions.Catherine and Laurence live near the sea in Devon. They have three grown up children: Claire works for the UN in New York, Tom Anholt is a painter living in Berlin and Maddy is an actor based in London. Alongside her children's books, Catherine produces hundreds of painting and prints. You can see some of them at: www.catherineanholt.com