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The Queen's Knickers

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Published by Red Fox, part of Random House Children's Publishers UK

Format: Paperback


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EAN: 9780099413141
Published: 6 Jan 2000

The Queen's Knickers Jubilee Activities

About the book


A little girl is looking forward to the Queen's visit to her school - and wonders what knickers Her Majesty will choose to wear! Will they be her 'at home' knickers - adorned with corgis - or her garden party knickers, or perhaps her woolly Balmoral ones? Whichever choices from the Official HM Knicker Guide the Queen decides upon, the girl is determined that the royal visitor will feel at home at her school.

Both children and adults will love this very special and endearing insight into a child's imagination.

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What the critics say

The Queen is not a subject beyond humour; a welcome, gold-embossed reissue of Nicholas Allan's picture book The Queen's Knickers takes a cheerily irreverent look at royals
- Guardian

Humourous, entertaining and a little bit naughty, this classic has been revived with a eye-catching new cover for the Jubilee, the story inside is as brilliant as it has always been . . . Pairing a tongue-in-cheek story of how the Queen chooses her undergarments, with charming and warming illustrations, creates a book to be loved by children of all ages
- Book Keepers

A jolly story . . . This one made my four-year-old son hoot with laughter
- Daily Telegraph

This new edition will hopefully bring the book to a whole new audience of knicker-making monarchists
- Independent

This is a knockout . . . Affectionate, funny and entirely delightful
- Books for Children

Funny, well-written and illustrated
- Daily Express

A naughty charming book
- Evening Standard

Pure fun
- Mail on Sunday

A delightful tale
- Yours magazine

Speculation about HRH's underwear is a mischievous subject that children will no doubt enjoy during the pomp and circumstance of the Diamond Jubilee
- Primary Times

This hilarious and irreverent book with delightful pictures takes you on a royal tour of the royal smalls
- Parentdish

What fun! Children will adore this book, with its irreverent look at the fascinating topic of what the Queen wears under all her smart outfits . . . A wonderfully imaginative look inside a child's mind
- Parents in Touch

Warm, affectionate but naughtily humorous this is a must read text for any child aged from one to six-years-old
- Eye magazine

About the Author

Nicholas Allan studied Fine Art at the Slade and has completed an MA in creative writing at the University of East Anglia. His highly original picture books have won him several awards including the Sheffield Children's Book Award for The Queen's Knickers and the Federation of Children's Books Best Picture Book Award for Demon Teddy. He is also the author of Hilltop Hospital, a book that has been adapted into a BAFTA-winning television series. Nicholas Allan is the author/illustrator of over thirty children's books.

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