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Steve Antony is a highly talented and versatile author-illustrator. He has had a passion for storytelling from an early age, but it was the MA in Children's Book Illustration at Cambridge that really enabled him to channel this passion. Since embarking on the MA course, he has enjoyed creating picture books on a range of subjects from the Queen's hat to a war between rectangles and lizards! He aims to create picture books that are slightly 'off the wall', books that children will laugh at and adults will tweet about, but most of all, books that he enjoys.
Lovely, lugubrious Mr Panda is back, loaded up with doughnuts and ready to dispense advice on the best ways to behave. He’s already addressed politeness and good manners, in this story he has one question for the animals queuing up for a delicious doughnut, ‘Have you washed your hands?’ Not one of them has, though Lemur’s tail is clean, and Hippo’s bottom. After Mr Panda has explained why it’s important to have clean hands too, everyone gets together for a marvellous rub-a-dub-dub, soap bubbles sparkling everywhere and there’s one final joke before they get their sticky treats. As ever, the story is beautifully simple, yet will stand repeated readings. Mr Panda cuts a wonderfully bulky figure against a sea-green background and every page is a visual delight.
Soap? . . . Check. Water? . . . Check. Towel? . . . Check. Are you ready to wash your hands, Mr Panda? Join Mr Panda and friends as they learn all about hand washing, sneeze catching and other good hygiene practices. With a lightness of tone and a gentle humour throughout, this new book in the ever-popular Mr Panda series is perfect for helping little ones to stay safe in a Coronavirus/Covid 19 world. A must-have for all bookshelves.
Longlisted for the UKLA Book Awards 2020 | It is rather amazing to have a pet dragon. Everyone loves Zibbo, the tiny dragon, and all the children come together to join in many activities in his company. The pictures tell readers other ways in which the narrator is amazing, even though he sees them as too ordinary to mention. This is a warm, happy book which draws everyone together in their own amazing ways.
How long until Steve Antony is awarded a Royal Warrant and becomes Illustrator By Appointment? The Queen is centre stage in this companion piece to The Queen’s Hat and leads us all on a non-stop tour of Great Britain chasing a cheeky swan who’s stolen her handbag. Her Majesty uses a variety of vehicles in pursuit, including an Aston Martin, one of the Red Arrows and a speedboat, and we see her speeding past Edinburgh Castle, the Giant’s Causeway, The Angel of the North and Snowdonia before she catches the thief at the finishing line of the London Marathon. There is lots to catch the eye and entertain in every spread – can you spot the corgi? Where are the policemen taking a selfie? – while the palette - limited to red, white and blue - is perfect! ~ Andrea Reece
Winner of Oscar’s First Book Prize 2015 & Shortlisted for the Waterstone's Best Illustrated Book 2015 From a debut author-illustrator comes an hilarious tale that takes you all around London! On winning Oscar's First Book Prize Steve Antony said “Being shortlisted alongside such talented writers and illustrators was an honour, but to have won this very special prize is very moving.”