Steve Antony is currently studying for a Masters Degree in Children's Book Illustration at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, and he aspires to carve a career in the world of Children's Book Illustration. He has written and illustrated several of his own children's picture books as part of his Masters Degree. The Queen's Blue Hat is one of those picture books and it was created as part of his most recent university assignment.
A big thank you to Steve for letting SSP feature this fantastic, fun new story!
Here's a sneak peek into the book and a bit about The Queen’s Blue Hat from Steve:
"In a newspaper, I saw a really funny photo of the Queen almost losing her hat to the wind and suddenly I had this image in my head of the Queen chasing her hat around London. My tutors loved the idea, so I decided to just run with it. I am really happy with the end result, and I hope that other people enjoy reading it. I like to think that the book is not necessarily exclusively aimed at children. It's kind of a funny picture book that I like to think tourists might enjoy also. Whether this book will ever get published remains to be seen, but even if it doesn't, I can say that it has been a great learning experience for me, and I am really happy with the end result."
Some of Steve's other unpublished picture books include There There Baby Bear - a book about a baby bear discovering things for the first time.
Steve is in his second year at Anglia Ruskin University and is currently seeking agent representation. To see more work by Steve Antony please visit www.steveantony.com
You can follow Steve on Twitter, @SteveIsDrawing.