A short while ago, we were lucky enough to have Maria from Library Services in Gateshead come in to visit us in Reception and Year 1 to read a book called The Queen’s  Handbag. It was written and illustrated by Steve Antony.

We were happily surprised when Maria told us that Steve was actually going to join us for the session all the way from New York too and do a question and answer session online. WOW!!! We got to meet the author!!!

When we had finished listening to him, we all thought hard about what the queen might actually keep in her handbag and drew some of our ideas.

If you watched the Platinum Jubilee Party, you will know that Paddington Bear found out exactly what she keeps in there!!

Click on this hyperlink or copy and paste it into your browser and you shuld be able to read the book online for yourself.

EBOOK: The Queens Handbag Book PDF EPUB TUEBL MOBI (bibleandbookcenter.com)

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Here’s a review of the book to whet your appetite:

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.

There are four books in this series, each with a shiny cover and each taking you to different places with the Queen.  You might like to read the others.

THE QUEEN’S HAT – WINNER OF THE EVENING STANDARD OSCAR’S BOOK PRIZETHE QUEEN’S HANDBAGTHE QUEEN’S PRESENTTHE QUEEN’S LIFT-OFF

If you click on the link below, you will be able to watch Steve himself read this book to you. It was his very first book.  While you listen, you will be able to spot many famous London landmarks. Maybe some of you will have been to London and have visited some of the places yourself.  

The Queen’s Hat read by its author and illustrator Steve Antony – YouTube