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Review: The Queen’s Knickers (well, we had to do something for the Jubilee!)

Title: The Queen’s Knickers

Author: Nicholas Allan

What it’s about: It is a hilariously funny book about what knickers the Queen wears and the illustrations make it very funny. She has a different pair of knickers for different things such as travelling, at home, funerals, Royal Weddings, horses (extra padded), foreign visits (compulsory Union Jack design), Balmoral (woollen), garden parties, everyday. But one day her panties trunk goes missing!

Holly’s review: A hilarious book about the Queen. The moment I saw it I knew I would like it because sometimes you know you’re going to like something. I liked it because the Queen always has a pair of knickers for something. The way it was written made laugh. 

Sam’s review: At first I thought that this book might be a little childish because of the drawing on the front but this was a classic example of never judge a book by its cover. The simplicity of the drawings added to the comedy of the text. I have never seen such a marvellous collection of panties in one place, and the extra details on each page gave the book comic depth. I’ve been studiously avoiding Jubilee-related things (sick of the overkill) but this was a great read and highly recommended for a look at the royal family.

Nicholas Allan’s website:



Childtastic Books started out as a collaborative blog, written by me and my young daughter Holly. Now she's nearly a teen, she's off doing exciting and new things but I am still here, reading, writing and reviewing books for children and young adults of all ages. I miss her input but I hope she will pop in from time to time to do some guest posts! A little about me - I have just finished an MA in Children's Literature from the University of Roehampton (result pending, eeek) and am a part-time primary school librarian. The other part of my time is spent writing and editing, my own work and others, and I am waiting for my first non-fiction book to be published - a teacher resources pack for Handa's Surprise. I welcome comments and love to hear from visitors to this blog. Please note though that, because of time constraints, it is rare that I can read and review books from self-published authors. I receive so many requests and feel badly about not being able to keep up with them all. Thanks for visiting! Sam

5 thoughts on “Review: The Queen’s Knickers (well, we had to do something for the Jubilee!)

    1. I know! I buy more children’s books because I am interested in them than my daughter! Whenever we go into a children’s bookshop, I spend ages with the books while she gets disinterested after a few minutes. Oh dear…


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