Bookbug Book of the Month: The Queen's Handbag

The Queen's Handbag by Steve Anthony

ISBN: 978-1444925524


A naughty swan steals the Queen's handbag, so naturally, the Queen races after it. She follows it all around the United Kingdom in various modes of transport, including an Aston Martin car, a motorbike, a Red Arrow plane, a speedboat, a train and a horse. Taking in sights such as Stonehenge, Snowdonia, Giants Causeway, Edinburgh Castle, Oxford and then arriving back in London, this chase includes the Queen's butler and an awful lot of policemen.

"The illustrations might look simple, but there are lots of humorous details hidden in the scenes – flashes of underpants, surfing policemen and a panda running the London Marathon – to name a few. Look carefully and see if you can spot the butler and Corgi in each picture. What is the butler carrying around? You’ll find out at the end of the story. This book would be great for children aged 2 and over – there's lots to look at without being overwhelming, it's a great conversation starter, and even an introduction to British history." 

- Tracy Cooper, Early Years Programme Development Manager 


If your little one loves books about Kings, Queens, Princes, and Princesses, check out our Royal Reads book list.