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Win The Queen’s Knickers!

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In the spirit of getting into the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations, we have a copy of ‘The Queen’s Knickers’ by Nicholas Allen up for grabs!  To win, tell us what design your very own special pants/knickers would have (keep it clean please!)   The funniest will win a copy of The Queen’s Knickers for you to share with your kids.

To help you find great children’s books for your Tidy Books bookcase, we review The Queen’s Knickers by Nicholas Allen.

Whether you call them pants, knickers, underpants or bloomers (!) there’s not many pre-schoolers who don’t find them funny, and The Queen’s Knickers is a gentle, funny and affectionate book about wearing the right ones.   If your kids have ever taken time to select the right pants for the occasion then this book is for them.

The Queen’s Knickers are a serious matter of state; some are encrusted with jewels, some come with an inbuilt parachute, new ones are created for special occasions, and some are just for everyday.  My four year old, a dog lover,  particularly liked the ‘At Home’ knickers, adorned with corgis.

A girl imagines what knickers the Queen would choose to wear on a visit to her school.  She can’t decide, so settles, disappointed, for her everyday ones.  It’s a reassuring book; that everyone is ordinary underneath and we tend to have the same sorts of worries.

There’s an interview with author Nicholas Allen who says “I did have a twenty minute conversation with the Queen about the book but never learnt her opinion, as she is very guarded. Children send her decorated paper knickers and she always replies. She admitted, ‘the Ladies in Waiting find the book very amusing.’

The Queen’s Knickers are in a fine tradition of children’s books about pants and bottoms; ‘Sing a Song of Bottoms’, ‘Aliens Love Underpants’, and ‘Who’s in the Loo’ are some of our particular favourites, and get laughs and re-reads.   This warm and friendly book is a great way to do some Jubilee and pants – related reading in one!  And you’ll always wonder about the royal underwear after reading it!

We are delighted to be able to offer one lucky reader a copy of ‘The Queen’s Knickers’ by Nicholas Allen.  Tell us what design your very own special pants/knickers would have (keep it clean please!) by Friday 8th June, and the winner will get a fabulous children’s book.

The Queen’s Knickers is written by Nicholas Allen, published by Red Fox Books, (first pub. 1993) this edition 2012

Find The Queen’s Knickers on the high street in Waterstones, or your local independent bookshop (find your nearest) or even the library!

To be the lucky winner of this fantastic children’s book just tell us one thing…..

What design your very own special pants/knickers would have (keep it clean please!) in the comments box below

Gèraldine Grandidier

About Gèraldine Grandidier

Geraldine is Tidy Books’ founder, designer and CEO, as well as mum to Adele and Emile. She started Tidy Books in her violin workshop because she couldn’t find a good bookcase for her kids. Now her Tidy Books bookcases and storage designs are encouraging independence and a love of reading in kids all over the world.

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46 thoughts on “Win The Queen’s Knickers!

  1. Avatar Lisa Troccoli says:

    My knickers would have a tranquil beach/sea scene on them!

  2. Avatar Carolin says:

    Pink with white polka dots and a cute little frill.

  3. Avatar jemma walton says:

    i’ve have ants on them as i never sit still and always get asked if i have ants in my pants. then i’d be able to say yes

  4. Avatar Jennifer says:

    I asked my 4 year old son what design would he have and he said leaves and muddy puddles on the front and stars on the bum 🙂

  5. Avatar Linda Williams says:

    It’s got to be the ‘Union Jack’ on the front, to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee, with a tasteful picture of her favourite corgi on the back.

  6. Avatar Kirsty says:

    Lots of little parkly crowns to tie in with the jubilee 🙂

  7. Avatar Jamie W says:

    Tiaras and Wands of course:)

  8. my fav (or my hubbies fav) is a pair of pink ruffle ones 😉 xxx

  9. Avatar Lucy robinson says:

    My knicker design would have flowers on them.

  10. Avatar Michelle Bird says:

    A seat as I never get to sit down with my kids… At least I could feel like I was perching my bottom for the day!

    1. Avatar Ruth says:

      Hi Michelle we’ve picked your design as one of our 5 favorites and posted it on Facebook along with the other 4, which ever gets the most likes will win. You can get involved here -https://www.facebook.com/TidyBooks

      Thanks

      Tidy Books

  11. Avatar Lauren Morris says:

    I’d have pink sparkly hearts xx

  12. Avatar emma cella says:

    Union Jack

  13. Avatar Nicola Faulkner says:

    Smiley Sunshines! And lots of them! 🙂

  14. Avatar pam fegan says:

    My design would have to be frilly pants with a picture of a cute corgi of them. AT the back i would have a little picture of the tail!

    1. Avatar Ruth says:

      Hi Pam we’ve picked your design as one of our 5 favorites and posted it on Facebook along with the other 4, which ever gets the most likes will win. You can get involved here -https://www.facebook.com/TidyBooks

      Thanks

      Tidy Books

      1. Avatar Ruth says:

        Hi Pam

        We happy to announce you are the winner of The Queens Knickers

        If you could email your postal address to alastair@tidy-books.com we will post your prize.

        Thanks
        TidyBooks

  15. Avatar Lisa jones says:

    Fig leaves!!!!!

  16. Avatar Hayley Phillips says:

    A kiss, or the words kiss my…. on the bottom! x

    1. I think mine would have to have the words SUPER MUMMY on the back, then on those days when I’m not feeling so super I can go in the cupboard, put my pants on over my clothes and come out as SUPER MUMMY 🙂

  17. Avatar Sally Hamerton says:

    Knicker-bocker-glories!!!!
    I read this book to a group of pre-schoolers at Storytime in our library yesterday – lots of chuckles from mums and little’uns alike!

  18. Avatar Katherine A says:

    Pink with cupcakes and frilly bits for the sprinkles, as I always seem to be baking them for various club and school do’s at the moment.

  19. Avatar Jodi says:

    That book sounds adorable! This is pretty simple and probably already exists out there somewhere, but I’d like some argyle boy shorts.

  20. Avatar Rebecca beesley says:

    A bright jungle scene all over them with lots of long green grass with bright jungle animals hiding all over them inspired by the paintings by Henri Rousseau with a jungle theme.

  21. Avatar Amanda Stauffer says:

    Mine would have flowers and butterflies on them.

  22. Avatar adeela says:

    they would have crowns on..lots of them with shiny gold jewels… 🙂

  23. Avatar Jen Keller says:

    Mine would be in honour of the queens jubilee and have something very British on them like strawberries and cream and a union jack on the back xx

  24. Avatar irene gilmour says:

    black with stars

  25. Avatar Anne Thompson says:

    White with blue and red spots specially for the Jubilee.

  26. Avatar Carie Anelli says:

    Asked my daughter and she said she would like beautiful flowers with butterflies design!

  27. Avatar Adele knight says:

    My would have all the lovely fairytale characters on

  28. Avatar Michelle Cooke says:

    http://www.royal.gov.uk/List%20Images/HomePage/Home%20Feb11%20DJemblem.jpg

    Tried to get a pic of the Queen’s jubilee emblem here, but that’s the link above 🙂

  29. Avatar YvonneJ says:

    Pantaloons with lots and lots of lace.

  30. Avatar philippa read says:

    Jumping beans cause my children are always full of beans and jumping around. 🙂

    1. Avatar Ruth says:

      Hi Philippa we’ve picked your design as one of our 5 favorites and posted it on Facebook along with the other 4, which ever gets the most likes will win. You can get involved here -https://www.facebook.com/TidyBooks

      Thanks

      Tidy Books

  31. Avatar siobhan marie says:

    frills crowns glitter and a sparkling roayl crown on the bum

  32. Avatar Angela Thomas says:

    I always call my son ‘Pickle Pants’, so I’d decorate with gherkins!!!

    1. Avatar Ruth says:

      Hi Angela we’ve picked your design as one of our 5 favorites and posted it on Facebook along with the other 4, which ever gets the most likes will win. You can get involved here -https://www.facebook.com/TidyBooks

      Thanks

      Tidy Books

  33. Avatar Chris Oplocky says:

    To celebrate the Jubilee – a Union Flag of course, with diamond edges!

  34. Avatar Nick Hopkins says:

    A shark in the ocean

    1. Avatar Ruth says:

      Hi Nick we’ve picked your design as one of our 5 favorites and posted it on Facebook along with the other 4, which ever gets the most likes will win. You can get involved here -https://www.facebook.com/TidyBooks

      Thanks

      Tidy Books

  35. Avatar Claire Nelson says:

    It would have to be smarties, colourful, fun and relevant for any age of pant 😉

  36. Avatar Dorothee Archambault says:

    My knickers would have an Eiffel tower on it!
    @Dorothee77

  37. Avatar Susan Gilley says:

    I would have the Union Jack on front and back!

  38. Avatar Ruth says:

    Some excellent knicker design ideas. We will announce a winner soon!

  39. Avatar Ruth says:

    We had so many good entires that we have had to pick our favorite 5. Which ever design gets the most likes on our Facebook page will win, to get involved click this link https://www.facebook.com/TidyBooks

    The top 5 designs are from-

    Nick Hopkins
    Angela Thomas
    Philippa Read
    Pam Fegan
    Michelle Bird

    Well done to everyone else as well.

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