Monday, July 28, 2014

The Queen's Hat by Steve Antony

Reviewed By Carmela Ramos

 Hats off to Steve Antony for his debut Picture Book The Queen’s Hat.
With a well-crafted plot, straightforward text, and limited colour palette of only four colours, The Queen’s Hat is a perfect example of where less is more.

 My children and I highly enjoyed following the Queen as she chases her favourite hat, which is being wind-swept all through London. On our tour of London’s iconic landmarks, we were accompanied by the Queen’s ant-like guards, an adorable royal corgi, and a tray-balancing butler!

We were delighted with each page turn and the ending is truly heart-warming. With a brilliant combination of simple language and visual humour, The Queen’s Hat is sure to please children from three years and up.


Back Cover Blurb
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?
A witty and stylish celebration of London, the Queen, and the new royal baby.

Released in May 2014

For more information visit www.hachettechildrens.com.au or www.steveantony.com

Thank you to Hachette Australia for sending us a copy of this charming book.

Steve Antony (AUTHOR-ILLUSTRATOR)

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.