Thursday, January 21, 2016
Review: The Queen's Hat by Steve Antony
The Queen's Hat by Steve Antony. unpgd. Scholastic Press/ Scholastic Inc., August, 2015. 9780545835565. (Finished copy provided by publisher for review.)
Set aside the improbability that any sort of wind could cause QEII's hat to fly off her perfectly coifed head and just dive into this merry romp. The queen is off to visit someone special at Kensington Palace, when said hat flies away. Her guards are in hot pursuit following the queen and her beloved, sweater-clad corgi. As the wind whooshes the hat around, over and through a variety of London landmarks, young readers will giggle at the increasing mayhem.
There is plenty of white space. The palette is comprised of muted purple, black and bright red. Energy and visual humor abound. The endpapers are clever and all-in-all, the book is attractively designed. This should make for some story-time fun.