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The Queen's Knickers

Nicholas Allan

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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: 26 Apr 2012

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About the book


It's a busy year for the Queen - she has lots of important events to attend. Meanwhile, a little girl is wondering what knickers Her Majesty will choose to wear on a school visit! Will they be her 'at home' knickers - adorned with corgis - or her 'garden party' knickers, or perhaps her woolly Balmoral ones...?

Both children and adults will love this very special and endearing insight into a child's imagination, from the best-selling author-illustrator of Father Christmas Needs A Wee and Jesus' Christmas Party.

Recently, the Queen visited a nursery in Norfolk and enjoyed a display based on the book:

'...just to make it special, there was one element that was not quite so traditional: pants. These were not just any pants, either. They were the Queen's Knickers, and at Dersingham Infant and Nursery School, in Norfolk, they were put on special display in honour of their royal visitor' ~ Valentine Low, The Times

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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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