The Queen's Present by Steve Antony
  

Synopsis

The Queen's Present by 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

Reviews

A certain future classic, and without a doubt my absolute new favourite picture book. LiteraryLoves This has become a wonderful series - so clever, yet so simple and very funny... A wonderful book, full of humour and such fun to read and to share Parents In Touch The Queen's Present is a delightful addition to The Queen Collection, and a suitably warm and fun Christmas read My Book Corner 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 A treat for winter reading The Bookbag All carefully drawn in a muted palate of festive red, green and white, the illustrations are mind-boggling -- rows upon rows of tiny green elves line the Sydney Opera House -- and the ending is a timely reminder that love, not consumerism, is the true meaning of Christmas Belfast Telegraph 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 A witty and stylish celebration of the Queen and the world's best known landmarks Chronicle Live.co.uk A festive tale about the Queen's quest to find the perfect presents for her great-grandchildren. Stunning to look at and lots of fun Scottish Daily Express A red and green triumph by Steve Antony...Full of elves, reindeer and quirky details to spot The Queen's Present is a welcome and worthy addition to this picture book series. The Scotsman A magical tour of the world's most famous landmarks Eastern Daily Press As in the book's predecessors, The Queen's Hat and The Queen's Handbag, her majesty is followed by an entourage of tiny loyal subjects, this time green-clad elves, creating a visually striking picture book using only the red and green colours of Christmas Evening Echo (Cork)

About the Author

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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Book Info

Format

Hardback
32 pages
Interest Age: To 5

Author

Steve Antony
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Publisher

Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group

Publication date

6th October 2016

ISBN

9781444925630


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