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Steve Antony - Author

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.

Featured books by Steve Antony

I'll Wait, Mr Panda

I'll Wait, Mr Panda

Baby and Toddler 3+ readers

Author: Steve Antony Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/01/2016

This delicious picture book combines stunning art, an unforgettable panda and a hilarious lesson in good manners. Steve Antony's Please Mr Panda has taken the publishing world by storm. The first print run was 115,000 hardback copies.

Please Mr Panda

Please Mr Panda

3+ readers

Author: Steve Antony Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/09/2015

A humorous lesson in manners from the most endearingly grumpy panda. Likely to become a class catchphrase!

The Queen's Hat

The Queen's Hat

3+ readers 5+ readers

Author: Steve Antony Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/10/2014

Winner of Oscar’s First Book Prize 2015 & Shortlisted for the Waterstone's Best Illustrated Book 2015   From a debut author-illustrator comes an hilarious tale that takes you all around London! On winning Oscar's First Book Prize Steve Antony said “Being shortlisted alongside such talented writers and illustrators was an honour, but to have won this very special prize is very moving.”

Other books by Steve Antony

Green Lizards and Red Rectangles and the Blue Ball

Green Lizards and Red Rectangles and the Blue Ball

Author: Steve Antony Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/03/2020

The green lizards and the red rectangles have finally learned to live in harmony together ... but what happens when a blue ball appears from nowhere? A timely story about celebrating diversity and learning to get along, told with style and simplicity. Steve Antony is the winner of the Oscar's First Book Prize and has been nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal and shortlisted for the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize. Praise for Green Lizards vs Red Rectangles: 'A visually entertaining story of war and peace.' - Kirkus Review '... acknowledges and celebrates difference, rather than trying to ignore or gloss over it.' - Publishers Weekly

Goodnight, Mr Panda Board Book

Goodnight, Mr Panda Board Book

Author: Steve Antony Format: Board book Release Date: 20/02/2020

A hilarious Mr Panda picture book, about the importance of doing the Bedtime Routine properly! In a sturdy board book, perfect for even the youngest readers. Mr Panda and his friends are getting ready for bed. But some won't brush their teeth, others won't have a bath, and one won't even wear pyjamas! It's down to Mr Panda to show them how to do bedtime properly. The perfect read to enjoy with little critters who are less than enthusiastic about going to bed. It's completely charming and full of fun. WRD books Look out for more books starring the grumpy (but loveable!) Mr Panda. Over half a million copies sold to date! Please Mr Panda Thank You Mr Panda I'll Wait Mr Panda Mr Panda's Colours Mr Panda's Feelings

We Love You, Mr Panda

We Love You, Mr Panda

Author: Steve Antony Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/01/2020

Everyone's favourite grumpy Panda is looking for love in this laugh-out-loud funny picture book! Mr Panda is offering free hugs to all his animal friends. But they are all too busy hugging each other! Does nobody love Mr Panda? Look out for more books starring the grumpy (but loveable!) Mr Panda. Over half a million copies sold to date! Please Mr Panda Thank You Mr Panda I'll Wait Mr Panda Goodnight Mr Panda Mr Panda's Colours Mr Panda's Feelings

Betty Goes Bananas

Betty Goes Bananas

Author: Steve Antony Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/12/2019

Families everywhere will laugh out loud at Betty's brilliantly observed tantrums in this hilarious picture book. Who would have thought a banana could cause such a BIG drama?

We Love You, Mr Panda

We Love You, Mr Panda

Author: Steve Antony Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/09/2019

Everyone's favourite grumpy Panda is looking for love in this laugh-out-loud funny picture book! Mr Panda is offering free hugs to all his animal friends. But they are all too busy hugging each other! Does nobody love Mr Panda? Look out for more books starring the grumpy (but loveable!) Mr Panda. Over half a million copies sold to date! Please Mr Panda Thank You Mr Panda I'll Wait Mr Panda Goodnight Mr Panda Mr Panda's Colours Mr Panda's Feelings

Amazing

Amazing

Author: Steve Antony Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/2019

A joyful new picture book by the award-winning Steve Antony, creator of the bestselling Please Mr Panda. A little boy and his pet dragon are the very best of friends. They laugh, they sing, they dance, they snooze. They are both amazing - just like everyone else! A celebration of friendship and being yourself with a positive message about celebrating diversity. The perfect platform to start conversations about the importance of understanding and acceptance. Steve Antony is the winner of the Oscar's First Book Prize and has been nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal and shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize.

Thank You, Mr Panda Board Book

Thank You, Mr Panda Board Book

Author: Steve Antony Format: Board book Release Date: 07/03/2019

Learn to say 'Thank You' with Mr Panda in this charmingly funny story. In a sturdy board book, perfect for even the youngest readers. Mr Panda has surprise presents for his friends. Some are too big, some are too heavy, and some are simply bizarre... But remember, it's the thought that counts! Definitely silly, but with plenty of opportunity for a discussion about manners afterwards should you so wish. The Bookbag Look out for more books starring the grumpy (but loveable!) Mr Panda. Over half a million copies sold to date! Please Mr Panda I'll Wait Mr Panda Goodnight Mr Panda Mr Panda's Colours Mr Panda's Feelings

The Queen's Lift-Off

The Queen's Lift-Off

Author: Steve Antony Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/03/2019

Follow the Queen and her loyal astronauts on a lightning tour through space in this hilarious picture book story. The Queen's off to space! Travelling at the speed of light, she goes where no man (or Queen) has gone before. From the Moon to Mars, via Mercury. No planet is left unexplored. But will she be back in time for tea? Praise for The Queen's Hat, Winner of the Evening Standard Oscar's Book Prize: Hard to beat. The Times A wonderful romp of a read. The Sun Deserves to become a classic. Parents in Touch Steve Antony is a Waterstones Prize shortlisted author, a Kate Greenaway Medal nominee and the creator of the much-loved Mr Panda books. Collect all four books in The Queen Collection series: (each with a shiny foil cover!) The Queen's Hat - Winner of the Evening Standard Oscar's Book Prize The Queen's Handbag The Queen's Present The Queen's Lift-Off

The Queen's Lift-Off

The Queen's Lift-Off

Author: Steve Antony Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/09/2018

Follow the Queen and her loyal astronauts on a lightning tour through space in this hilarious picture book story. The Queen's off to space! Travelling at the speed of light, she goes where no man (or Queen) has gone before. From the Moon to Mars, via Mercury. No planet is left unexplored. But will she be back in time for tea? Praise for The Queen's Hat, Winner of the Evening Standard Oscar's Book Prize: Hard to beat. The Times A wonderful romp of a read. The Sun Deserves to become a classic. Parents in Touch Steve Antony is a Waterstones Prize shortlisted author, a Kate Greenaway Medal nominee and the creator of the much-loved Mr Panda books. Collect all four books in The Queen Collection series: (each with a shiny foil cover!) The Queen's Hat - Winner of the Evening Standard Oscar's Book Prize The Queen's Handbag The Queen's Present The Queen's Lift-Off

Goodnight, Mr Panda

Goodnight, Mr Panda

Author: Steve Antony Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/08/2018

A hilarious Mr Panda picture book, about the importance of doing the Bedtime Routine properly! Mr Panda and his friends are getting ready for bed. But some won't brush their teeth, others won't have a bath, and one won't even wear pyjamas! It's down to Mr Panda to show them how to do bedtime properly. The perfect read to enjoy with little critters who are less than enthusiastic about going to bed. It's completely charming and full of fun. WRD books Look out for more books starring the grumpy (but loveable!) Mr Panda. Over half a million copies sold to date! Please Mr Panda Thank You Mr Panda I'll Wait Mr Panda Mr Panda's Colours Mr Panda's Feelings

Mr Panda's Colours Board Book

Mr Panda's Colours Board Book

Author: Steve Antony Format: Board book Release Date: 12/06/2018

Learn all about colours with Mr Panda in this charmingly funny board book. Lemur loves yellow, Elephant likes blue, but what could Mr Panda's favourite colour be? Find out and help your little bears explore colours with this simple board book story. Look out for more books starring Mr Panda. Over half a million copies sold to date! Please Mr Panda Thank You Mr Panda I'll Wait Mr Panda Goodnight Mr Panda Mr Panda's Feelings

Mr Panda's Feelings Board Book

Mr Panda's Feelings Board Book

Author: Steve Antony Format: Board book Release Date: 12/06/2018

Learn all about feelings with Mr Panda in this charmingly funny board book. Lemur is happy and Swan is scared. But how is Mr Panda is feeling? Find out and help your little bears express their emotions with this simple board book story. Look out for more books starring Mr Panda. Over half a million copies sold to date! Please Mr Panda Thank You Mr Panda I'll Wait Mr Panda Goodnight Mr Panda Mr Panda's Colours

I'll Wait, Mr Panda Board Book

I'll Wait, Mr Panda Board Book

Author: Steve Antony Format: Board book Release Date: 13/03/2018

A hilarious Mr Panda picture book about learning to be patient. In a sturdy board book, perfect for even the youngest readers. Mr Panda is making a delicious surprise. What could it be? The animals must wait and see. One by one Mr Panda's friends get bored and give up. All except one little penguin... Will his patience be rewarded? This deliciously droll Panda and his gigantic doughnut will have you shouting for seconds. WRD Look out for more books starring the grumpy (but loveable!) Mr Panda. Over half a million copies sold to date! Please Mr Panda Thank You Mr Panda Goodnight Mr Panda Mr Panda's Colours Mr Panda's Feelings

Unplugged

Unplugged

Author: Steve Antony Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/03/2018

A delightful picture book about the fun you can have when you unplug yourself and get outside! From the author of the much-loved Mr Panda series. Blip spends all day plugged into her computer, playing games and having fun. But when there's a power cut, Blip goes down the stairs and out the front door, where she discovers playing games and having fun... outside! Isn't it wonderful to be unplugged? This simple story is perfect for families trying to strike the right balance between screen time and outdoor play. Steve Antony is the winner of the Evening Standard Oscar's First Book Prize. He's been nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal and shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize.

The Queen's Present

The Queen's Present

Author: Steve Antony Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/10/2017

A charmingly funny Christmas picture book, featuring the royal family, plus some of the world's best-known landmarks. The Queen is off on a round-the-world tour in search of the perfect Christmas present. And she's not alone... Father Christmas is here to help! Follow the Queen and Father Christmas on a whirlwind tour of some of the world's best-known landmarks. From the North Pole to the Sydney Opera House, via the Statue of Liberty, the Eiffel Tower and more. I absolutely adored this book... this is a story for all generations and a brilliant, British book to boot. Bookbag A wonderful romp of a read. The Sun Steve Antony is a Waterstones Prize shortlisted author, a Kate Greenaway Medal nominee and the creator of the much-loved Mr Panda books. Collect all four books in The Queen Collection series: (each with a shiny foil cover!) The Queen's Hat - Winner of the Evening Standard Oscar's Book Prize The Queen's Handbag The Queen's Present The Queen's Lift-Off

Unplugged

Unplugged

Author: Steve Antony Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/09/2017

A delightful picture book about the wonders of all the fun you can have inside AND outside, by the award-winning Steve Antony, author of the bestselling Please Mr Panda. BLIP spends all day plugged into her computer, playing games and having fun. But when there is a POWER CUT, Blip goes down the stairs and out the front door, where she discovers playing games and having fun . . . OUTSIDE. Isn't it wonderful to be UNPLUGGED? 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. [A] gorgeous piece of propaganda for going outside. & [T]he book is so elegantly illustrated and cleverly conceived.

Thank You, Mr Panda

Thank You, Mr Panda

Author: Steve Antony Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/07/2017

Learn to say 'Thank You' with Mr Panda in this charmingly funny picture book. Mr Panda has surprise presents for his friends. Some are too big, some are too heavy, and some are simply bizarre... But remember, it's the thought that counts! Definitely silly, but with plenty of opportunity for a discussion about manners afterwards should you so wish. The Bookbag Look out for more books starring the grumpy (but loveable!) Mr Panda. Over half a million copies sold to date! Please Mr Panda I'll Wait Mr Panda Goodnight Mr Panda Mr Panda's Colours Mr Panda's Feelings

Please Mr Panda Board Book

Please Mr Panda Board Book

Author: Steve Antony Format: Board book Release Date: 04/05/2017

Learn to say 'Please' with Mr Panda in this charmingly funny story. In a sturdy board book, perfect for even the youngest readers. Mr Panda has a tray of doughnuts. Patiently and politely, Mr Panda asks his friends if they would like one. Each animal says yes, but without the all-important 'please'! Is anyone worthy of Mr Panda's doughnuts? An ideal book for kids to learn about good manners. The Sun Simple yet funny enough for multiple readings. Kirkus Does the job beautifully. The Times (Children's Book of the Week) Look out for more books starring the grumpy (but loveable!) Mr Panda. Over half a million copies sold to date! Thank You Mr Panda I'll Wait Mr Panda Goodnight Mr Panda Mr Panda's Colours Mr Panda's Feelings

Thank You, Mr Panda

Thank You, Mr Panda

Author: Steve Antony Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/10/2016

Learn to say 'Thank You' with Mr Panda in this charmingly funny picture book. Mr Panda has surprise presents for his friends. Some are too big, some are too heavy, and some are simply bizarre... But remember, it's the thought that counts! Definitely silly, but with plenty of opportunity for a discussion about manners afterwards should you so wish. The Bookbag Look out for more books starring the grumpy (but loveable!) Mr Panda. Over half a million copies sold to date! Please Mr Panda I'll Wait Mr Panda Goodnight Mr Panda Mr Panda's Colours Mr Panda's Feelings

Green Lizards vs Red Rectangles A story about war and peace

Green Lizards vs Red Rectangles A story about war and peace

Author: Steve Antony Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/09/2016

A brave and thought-provoking picture book about war and peace, from the creator of the much-loved Mr Panda series. The green lizards and the red rectangles are at war. No one can remember why, but they fight and fight... Until one day, a little red rectangle decides to speak up. Can lizards and rectangles find a way to overcome their differences and live peacefully together? Accessible for even the youngest readers, this is the perfect book to start conversations about learning to get along with each other. Steve Antony is the winner of the Evening Standard Oscar's First Book Prize. He's been nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal and shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize.

I'll Wait, Mr Panda Board Book

I'll Wait, Mr Panda Board Book

Author: Steve Antony Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/08/2016

A hilarious Mr Panda picture book about learning to be patient. Something young children can often struggle with! Mr Panda is making a delicious surprise. What could it be? The animals must wait and see. One by one Mr Panda's friends get bored and give up. All except one little penguin... Will his patience be rewarded? This deliciously droll Panda and his gigantic doughnut will have you shouting for seconds. WRD Look out for more books starring the grumpy (but loveable!) Mr Panda. Over half a million copies sold to date! Thank You Mr Panda Please Mr Panda Goodnight Mr Panda Mr Panda's Colours Mr Panda's Feelings

The Queen's Handbag

The Queen's Handbag

Author: Steve Antony Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2016

A hilarious picture book story, featuring the royal family, plus favourite British landmarks. What does the Queen do when a sneaky swan snatches her handbag? Gives chase, of course. By car, motorbike, plane and more! Hold on to your hats (and handbags) for a whirlwind trip around the British Isles. Featuring favourite British landmarks, including Windsor Castle, the Angel of the North and the Giant's Causeway. This is a book brimming with Britishness and it puts on a jolly good show. The Bookbag If this book doesn't make you smile and adore the Queen even more, nothing else will. London Mums Magazine Steve Antony is a Waterstones Prize shortlisted author, a Kate Greenaway Medal nominee and the creator of the much-loved Mr Panda books. Collect all four books in The Queen Collection series: (each with a shiny foil cover!) The Queen's Hat - Winner of the Evening Standard Oscar's Book Prize The Queen's Handbag The Queen's Present The Queen's Lift-Off

Betty Goes Bananas in her Pyjamas

Betty Goes Bananas in her Pyjamas

Author: Steve Antony Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/01/2016

Meet Betty, a baby gorilla. When it's time for Betty to go to bed she will do almost anything to stay up. Families everywhere will recognise and laugh out loud at Betty's brilliantly observed bedtime antics in this hilarious picture book.

Monster in the Hood

Monster in the Hood

Author: Steve Antony Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2016

A monster book with a twist! Sammy Squirrel, Henri Hedgehog, and Marvin Mouse have heard all about the MONSTER IN THE HOOD. He's GRUMBLY. And RUMBLY. And frighteningly HUNGRY! But are things always what they seem? With lots of suspense and build up with every single page turn, this is a witty cautionary tale with a thrilling twist at the end, from the award-winning creator of The Queen's Hat, Please Mr Panda and Betty Goes Bananas.

Green Lizards vs Red Rectangles A story about war and peace

Green Lizards vs Red Rectangles A story about war and peace

Author: Steve Antony Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/10/2015

A brave and thought-provoking picture book about war and peace from the bestselling author of The Queen's Hat and Please Mr Panda. The green lizards and the red rectangles are at war. But why? They fight and fight and fight - can they find a way to live peacefully side by side despite their differences? The perfect platform to start conversations about the futility of war, this brave and brilliant story is visually stunning and full of clever details to pour over. Steve Antony is the winner of the Oscar's First Book Prize and has been nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal and shortlisted for the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize. 'A visually entertaining story of war and peace.' - Kirkus Review

Please Mr Panda

Please Mr Panda

Author: Steve Antony Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2015

Learn to say 'Please' with Mr Panda in this charmingly funny picture book. Mr Panda has a tray of doughnuts. Patiently and politely, Mr Panda asks his friends if they would like one. Each animal says yes, but without the all-important 'please'! Is anyone worthy of Mr Panda's doughnuts? An ideal book for kids to learn about good manners. The Sun Simple yet funny enough for multiple readings. Kirkus Does the job beautifully. The Times (Children's Book of the Week) Look out for more books starring the grumpy (but loveable!) Mr Panda. Over half a million copies sold to date! Thank You Mr Panda I'll Wait Mr Panda Goodnight Mr Panda Mr Panda's Colours Mr Panda's Feelings

The Queen's Hat

The Queen's Hat

Author: Steve Antony Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/09/2014

A hilarious tale that will take you all around London! Winner of the Evening Standard's Oscar's First Book Prize. A sudden gust of wind sets of a marvellous London adventure for the Queen, the Queen's men and one very special hat. So let's follow one determined, dare-devil queen through London Zoo, over Tower Bridge and up Big Ben ... just where will that hat land? Featuring favourite London landmarks, including Tower Bridge, Big Ben and London Zoo. This picture book is hard to beat. The Times A wonderful romp of a read that's a great introduction to London, royalty and all that makes Britain great. Sun Steve Antony is a Waterstones Prize shortlisted author, a Kate Greenaway Medal nominee and the creator of the much-loved Mr Panda books. Collect all four books in The Queen Collection series: (each with a shiny foil cover!) The Queen's Hat - Winner of the Evening Standard Oscar's Book Prize The Queen's Handbag The Queen's Present The Queen's Lift-Off

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