The Queen's Hat
Publication Date: 25 August 2015
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.
About the Author
After taking redundancy in 2010 from a Swindon call-centre, I decided to pursue my dream job by applying for a place on the Children's Book Illustration MA course at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge.
My 2014 debut, The Queen's Hat, was a Uni project inspired by a photo I'd chanced upon. It won the Oscar's First Book Prize and was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize. My Shaun the Sheep sculpture, based on THE QUEEN'S HAT, raised £15,000.00 for the Wallace and Gromit Children's Charity, and the book was adapted into a concert by the London Symphony Orchestra. A sequel and a three-quel have since published.
I've written and illustrated several other books, including the popular MR PANDA series; I've illustrated a cover of the Famous Five series and adapted Tim Minchin's When I Grow Up into a picture book.