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The Queen's Knickers [Paperback]

Nicholas Allan
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Book Description

6 Jan 2000

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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  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Red Fox; New Ed edition (6 Jan 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0099413140
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099413141
  • Product Dimensions: 24 x 0.5 x 29 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (113 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,776 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"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" (Julia Eccleshare 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" (Lorna Bradbury 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)

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A sparkling, new edition of the affectionate, funny classic story: the perfect book for every child to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
I first read this book with the children I teach in a Reception Class in a village school. Not only did the children thoroughly enjoy the book, ( it was read on several occasions at storytime) but I then went out to buy it for myself and will be giving it as presents for all my adult friends! Altogether a great read, very humorous and well worth a look.
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46 of 47 people found the following review helpful
I read this book to my class of infants (4-7 year olds), and they thought it was wonderful! They especially loved the slightly risque title. There was quite a lot of giggling when they heard it. Anything to do with bottoms always goes down well! A whole story about knickers couldn't fail to appeal. The class was already a big fan of Nicholas Allen...they particularly love "Jesus'Christmas Party". We used it for our Nativity Play, and The Queen's Knickers has joined it on their favourite story list. The illustrations are extremely good and very funny. This book is going in our Story Sack Library where it is sure to be constantly out on loan!
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hillariously funny! 10 April 2003
Any mention of the word "knickers" is guaranteed to get small people giggling. This book certainly captured the imagination of my 3 year old, although I think I probably found it even funnier than he did!
This is a charming and beautifully illustrated book - BUY IT!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely book, very small! 4 May 2012
By Alveron
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As other reviewer's have said, this is an absolutely lovely book.
I have been driven to write my first ever Amazon review though, just to let you know that the edition is very SMALL (14cm x 10.5cm; or 5 and a half inches x 4 inches) not all that much bigger than the palm of my hand. It is called a 'mini treasure', so maybe I should have expected that, but I just thought I'd point it out incase you were expecting a full size book, as I was. The contents are brilliant!
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderfully Funny. 20 Jun 2000
By A Customer
I was given this book for my 50th birthday! Now I shall order copies for all of my friends in the over 50's club! I laughed from beginning to end. Bridget Matthews, Essex.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Queen's knickers are of great concern 30 Mar 2010
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A happy, silly, funny book about the Queen's knickers. She has so many different ones for all kinds of occasions. Anything mildly naughty sets the children off into fits of giggles, after all one doesn't normally speak about this subject. Great illustrations. Open up a discussion on children designing their own knickers?
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Queens knickers 7 Jan 2011
I have only read this to myself and not my daughter yet ..The title tickled me ..I do not live in the UK, so I'm always looking for books that I can read to my daughter with some UK wit and culture.
I thought the story was great .
Can't wait to read it to her...Funny for kids and adults ....Bravo to Nicholas Allan ...Will be buying a lot more of his books
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Grandson loves it 6 Jun 2013
By Buyer54
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My grandson loves this book, but then doesn't all children when the word knickers appears, it's a must to keep re-reading
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not one of the Queen's Jewels, I'm afraid.
It intrigued me when a teacher told me of this book, and I thought it sounded funny and a little bit different. It caught my attention enough to buy it. Read more
Published 21 days ago by KatElfWilliams
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loved by all the children, quick delivery
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Good fun. Made my granddaughter laugh out loud.
Published 2 months ago by janie
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Great story to use for my Royal Family topic next term.
Published 2 months ago by Miss W
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Oh this is such a favourite with the children. Bought several copies of this book as gifts for boys and girls. Read more
Published 3 months ago by J. Holmes
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun for little ones!!
Bought as a present for a little girl. Apparently she loves it and often asks for it as her bed time story!!
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars A book for young children
This was a lovely book which lent itself to a whole topic about colours, numbers and designing knickers. The children enjoyed the humour
Published 4 months ago by lysa smith
4.0 out of 5 stars The queens knickers
This is an excellent child book. Being a child at heart I thought it was funny and would recommend it.
Published 5 months ago by Nanpanten
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun potty training
Bought as encouragement for potty training. Granddaughter loves the story lovely book arrived by return great bedtime reading fun story
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