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Tony Ross - Author

Born in 1938 in Wandsworth, South London, Tony Ross never though about a career in art, but says he fell into it after his dream of being a cowboy disintegrated when a letter he wrote to John Wayne was never replied to.

After Liverpool College of Art, Tony became an art director at an Advertising Agency but after a particularly bad day in the office he gave up his job to go into teaching at Manchester Polytechnic.

His first book was published in 1976 and as well as his own, he has illustrated over 1000 books for authors such as Roald Dahl, David Walliams, Paula Danziger and Michael Palin, which are published all over the world. His series of books written with Jeanne Willis featuring the extra terrestrial teacher, Dr Xargle, has established a huge following of fans. As has his fantastic and fun illustrations in the Horrid Henry series. A TV adaptation of his much-loved Little Princess series is currently showing on Channel 5’s Milkshake.

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Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Tony Ross
No-one draws naughty children quite as well as Tony Ross, so it's probably no surprise that his very first picture book was the story of Goldilocks. First published over 40 years ago this has now been reissued by Andersen Press...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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I Want a Bedtime Story!
Tony Ross
After all these years the Little Princess still rules the palace and its inhabitants – including the queen, the admiral and the prime minister. The king is away and she wants a bedtime story, but none of the grown-ups' stories...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/08/2016
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Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Tony Ross
Just the right size for little hands, this board book provides a perfect first introduction to a much-loved fairy tale and sturdy side tabs cleverly tell the story in short-hand via images of a bowl of porridge, a chair, a...
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Format: Board book | Released 07/07/2016
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Jack and the Beanstalk
Tony Ross
Jack, his mother and their cow Clover are real characters in Tony Ross's typically lively version of this much-loved fairy tale. Told in just five scenes, it's full of drama and a wonderful sense of scale too – the beanstalk...
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Format: Board book | Released 07/07/2016
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I Want a Bedtime Story
Tony Ross
After all these years the Little Princess still rules the palace and its inhabitants – including the queen, the admiral and the prime minister. The king is away and she wants a bedtime story, but none of the grown-ups' stories...
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Format: Hardback | Released 04/02/2016
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I Want My Mum!
Tony Ross
Everyone knows the feeling: there are some days and some situations, when only Mum will do. The Little Princess has had a bad day – she spilled water on her best ever painting, banged her knee on the see-saw and...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/02/2016
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My Favourite Nursery Rhymes Board Book: Bedtime Rhymes
Tony Ross
This lovely collection of favourite bedtime nursery rhymes with charming, lively illustrations from Tony Ross to accompany each rhyme is a wonderful book to share. There is also a QR code so readers can enjoy listening to a free audio...
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Format: Board book | Released 07/05/2015
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Rita's Rhino
Tony Ross
November 2014 Book of the Month A funny tale all about the joys and perils of keeping a pet in a flat when animals aren't allowed. How Rita manages to do this is brilliant and it makes for an hilarious...
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Format: Hardback | Released 06/11/2014
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The Nights Before Christmas
Tony Ross
November 2014 Book of the Month Best-selling illustrator Tony Ross has gathered together 24 of the most popular stories about Christmas to make a celebratory volume of the time of year. The 24 stories are designed as a countdown to...
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Format: Hardback | Released 04/09/2014
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Drat that Cat!
Tony Ross
Best-selling Tony Ross tells the story of a cunning cat who knows just how to outwit its owners! Suzy Cat lives with the Baggots. She can be very well-behaved. But she can be ...Trouble. Sharpening her claws on the sofa,...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/02/2014
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Drat That Cat!
Tony Ross
Best-selling Tony Ross tells the story of a cunning cat who knows just how to outwit its owners! Suzy Cat lives with the Baggots. She can be very well-behaved. But she can be ...Trouble. Sharpening her claws on the...
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Format: Hardback | Released 06/06/2013
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I Want to Be!
Tony Ross
Bright and attractive, with simple text accessible to those from around 18 months plus. Girls particularly like the feisty and sometimes rather precocious princess and identify with her easily. A great book for toddlers as they're growing up.
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/04/2013
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My First Nursery Collection
Tony Ross
A bumper collection of the best-loved rhymes and stories of early childhood are gathered in this anthology. All are vividly brought to life in Tony Ross's ebullient and entertaining illustrations which highlight the humour and vivacity of the words. A...
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Format: Hardback | Released 06/09/2012
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I Didn't Do It!
Tony Ross
Wrongly accused children rise up! The best-selling Little Princess is back in a great new adventure. Everyone blames the Little Princess for things that go wrong – the mud on the floor, the disappearance of the chocolate cake, the sinking...
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Format: Hardback | Released 02/08/2012
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I Want to Win!
Tony Ross
The best-selling Little Princess always manages to get her own way largely because she knows exactly what she wants! This time, she wants to win! The Little Princess is used to winning everything in the Palace because she can change...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/07/2012
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The Three Sillies
Tony Ross
Silliness of all kinds is wittily celebrated in this delightful picture book. Sensible and handsome George is surprised by the silliness of Jess, the girl he falls in love with. In fact, he is so surprised that he decides he...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/11/2011
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My Favourite Fairy Tales
Tony Ross
The seven stories in this collection are robustly and entertainingly re-told by popular illustrator Tony Ross who adds richly to the joy of the tales through his hallmark illustrations. Some such as Rumpelstiltskin, Beauty and the Beast and The Musicians...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2011
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I Want to Do it by Myself!
Tony Ross
Best-selling Tony Ross's Little Princess has long delighted readers with her ferocious independence. Now she is off on a camping trip and she is determined that no-one will help her. Readers will love the jokes in the pictures which show...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/05/2011
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I Want a Party!
Tony Ross
Everybody's favourite Little Princess is back for an entertaining new adventure. Bored by her life she longs to throw a party. Luckily the staff at the palace are willing to help her and soon the games, the food, the party...
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Format: Hardback | Released 05/05/2011
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A Little Princess Treasury
Tony Ross
A sumptous collection of puzzles - mazes. spot the differences etc - and fourteen of the most popular Little Princess classic stories, including I want my Dummy!, I want my mum!, I want a Friend! and I want my Tooth! ...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/10/2010
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The Three Sillies
Tony Ross
Silliness of all kind is wittily celebrated in this delightful picture book. Sensible and handsome George is surprised by the silliness of Jess the girl he falls in love with. In fact, he is so surprised the he decides he...
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Format: Hardback | Released 30/09/2010
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My Favourite Fairy Tales
Tony Ross
Best-selling illustrator Tony Ross brings zest to this original mixture of familiar favourites and less well-known stories. In all, he celebrates how the good triumph over the mean-spirited and how kindness outshines trickery while through his entertaining illustrations he adds...
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Format: Hardback | Released 02/09/2010
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My First Nursery Stories (Book and CD)
Tony Ross
Best loved, classic nursery stories are vividly brought to life in Tony Ross's humorous and vigorous illustrations and now together with a CD. Follow the charmingly agile goats as they trip-trott over the bridge having dispatched the hairy troll SPLASH...
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Format: Mixed media product | Released 02/09/2010
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My First Nursery Collection (Slipcase edition)
Tony Ross
My First Nursery Stories is a must-have selection of timeless classics, brought gloriously to life by Tony Ross. The collection includes favourites such as The Three Billy Goats Gruff , Henny-Penny , The Gingerbread Man , Three Little Pigs ,...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/10/2009
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My First Nursery Stories
Tony Ross
Best loved, classic nursery stories are vividly brought to life in Tony Ross's humorous and vigorous illustrations. Follow the charmingly agile goats as they trip-trott over the bridge having dispatched the hairy troll SPLASH into the...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/09/2009
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My Favourite Nursery Rhymes (book and audio CD)
Tony Ross
An essential collection of favourite rhymes that every baby should be given at birth. There are 49 classic rhymes, including There Was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe, Pat-a-Cake, Pat-a-Cake and Incy Wincy Spider and each is brilliantly...
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Format: Mixed Media Product | Released 03/09/2009
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My First Nursery Stories (audio CD)
Tony Ross
Best loved, classic nursery stories are vividly brought to life in this humorous audio CD edition. Follow the charmingly agile goats as they trip-trott over the bridge having dispatched the hairy troll SPLASH into the river...
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Format: Cd-audio | Released 23/07/2009
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I Want To Go Home!
Tony Ross
Castle-moving traumas are just as bad for the Little Princess as all other children. When the Queen says that the family needs a bigger home in a new castle, the Little Princess is not pleased. Even after they have moved,...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/04/2009
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My First Nursery Stories
Tony Ross
Best loved, classic nursery stories are vividly brought to life in Tony Ross's humorous and vigorous illustrations. Follow the charmingly agile goats as they trip-trott over the bridge having dispatched the hairy troll SPLASH into...
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Format: Hardback | Released 09/10/2008
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I Want A Cat
Tony Ross
Jessy uses every trick she knows to make sure her parents give her the pet she wants…Delightfully wicked humour with a great twist at the end.
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/07/2007
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I Want My New Shoes!
Tony Ross
Tony Ross is one of the finest illustrators in the UK and his work is seen way beyond the world of children’s books. His Little Princess is a hugely memorable character that little girls completely adore. She’s feisty, determined, quite...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/04/2007
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Can I Keep It?
Tony Ross
Full of humour, excitement and surprise, this is a must for any young girl. Tony Ross has excelled once again. Don’t forget to watch for the Little Princess elsewhere too as she’s now made it to the TV screen.
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/04/2007
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I Want A Friend
Tony Ross
Finding new friends and starting school isn't always easy and when the Little Princess's first attempt at making friends doesn't work she's feels all alone but luckily she doesn't give up and soon finds she has lots of friends. This...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/02/2007
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I Want To Be
Tony Ross
Bright and attractive, with simple text accessible to those from around 18 months plus. Girls particularly like the feisty and sometimes rather precocious princess and identify with her easily. A great book for toddlers as they’re growing up.
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/02/2007
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I Want To Go Home!
Tony Ross
Moving house is a trauma for everyone at anytime but Tony Ross makes it all so much easier for everyone by using his feisty character The Little Princess in this funny and reassuring picture book that every toddler will love....
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Format: Hardback | Released 06/07/2006
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I Want My Present!
Tony Ross
A lovely lift-the-flap story about the best-selling, feisty toddler, the Little Princess. This book makes a perfect present for Christmas or any time of year. Look out for the Little Princess on TV this autumn – she is starring in...
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Format: Hardback | Released 06/10/2005
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