The Queen's Hat

Author(s): Steve Antony

Picture Books

From Steve Antony, the author and illustrator of PLEASE, MR. PANDA and BETTY GOES BANANAS!

A sudden gust of wind sets off a marvelous adventure for the Queen, lots of Queen's men, and one very special hat. Just where will that hat land? Following a hysterical, epic hat chase, the Queen is reunited with her hat -- and the royal baby!

Young children will love the search-and-find fun of the story, the hysterical mayhem that breaks loose, and Steve Antony's winning art style. THE QUEEN'S HAT shows some of London's most famous sites, and back matter explains their significance.


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From a debut author-illustrator comes an hilarious tale that takes you all around London!

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.

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

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.

General Fields

  • : 9781444919158
  • : Hachette Children's Group
  • : Hodder Children's Books
  • : 0.198
  • : November 2014
  • : 265mm X 260mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : October 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Steve Antony
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : English
  • : [E]
  • : 32
  • : chiefly illustrations (colour)