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The Queen's Hat

The Queen's Hat (The Queen)

Author: Steve Antony

Ref: 9781444919158
With a Jon Klassen appeal, Steve Antony, a debut author-illustrator, is the one to watch. 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? A witty and stylish celebration of London, the Queen and the royal family's new baby. And with a celebratory sparkly red foiled cover. Winner of the Evening Standard's Oscar's First Book prize and shortlisted for the Waterstone's Children's Book prize. '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

volume no: 1

Winner of Evening Standard Oscar's First Book Prize 2015. Commended for Kate Greenaway Medal 2015. Shortlisted for Waterstones Children's Book Prize: Best Illustrated Book 2015.

Critic Reviews
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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