The Queen’s Handbag by Steve Antony (Hodder Children’s)

12020054_10153549039370446_4319054156044134338_nIn the follow up to Steve Antony‘s highly acclaimed ‘The Queen’s Hat‘, ‘The Queen’s Handbag‘ is set to receive the royal seal of approval.

Incorporating a number of iconic British landmarks and archetypal images, this is a humorous tale about the swiping of our Monarch’s handbag and how she goes about single-handedly getting it back!

12046934_10153549039425446_4810013577556986932_nWatch the Queen give chase in various modes of typically British transport, to pursue the sneaky swan as it swoops off with her handbag.

Set to a quintessentially Great British back drop, this tale of cat and mouse includes instantly recognisable scenery such as Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and the Angel of the North.

12011256_10153549039420446_6829084658348828277_nAntony cleverly uses a limited but powerful palette, peppered with stunning monochromatic illustrations and lots and lots of policemen!

Packed with visual humour and minimal text, this makes for a fun and engaging read for a young or emerging reader and introduces them to a wealth of well known landmarks.

12009717_10153549039390446_119161418250259831_nA special mention is needed also for the sole but highly enigmatic corgi, the Queen’s loyal butler and the cheeky cameo from a certain Mr Panda. Published on the 1st October by Hodder Children’s books, we have high hopes for this to be another best seller for Steve Antony and we’ve enjoyed watching him take the picture book market by storm.

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