Author(s): Steve Antony
The Queen has raced around London and dashed all over the UK. Now she is setting off around the world in search of the perfect Christmas present - and she's not alone. Father Christmas is here to help! From the North Pole to the Sydney Opera House, via the State of Liberty, the Eiffel Tower, the Pyramids and more - will the Queen find a gift that is truly special? And who is it for?! A witty and stylish celebration of the Queen and the world's best known landmarks, created by Steve Antony, winner of the Oscar's First Book Prize, nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal and shortlisted for the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize. 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
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
Steve Antony is an award winning, bestselling children's book writer and illustrator based in Swindon in the UK. His 2014 debut, The Queen's Hat, won the Oscar's First Book Prize, was nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal and shortlisted for a clutch of awards, including the Waterstones Children's Book Prize. Steve's other books include Please Mr Panda, which was a London Times Pick of the Week, a Barnes Noble Book of the Month and was simultaneously read in 645 Barnes Noble stores across the States on Jan 10th 2015. Steve's Shaun the Sheep sculpture based on The Queen's Hat recently raised GBP15,000.00 for the Wallace and Gromit Children's Charity.