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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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I Want My Dad!
Tony Ross
We're used to the Little Princess behaving badly, but this new story shows a different side to her, and is surprisingly tender. She's proud of her dad, the king, but still wishes he could do things the other dads in...
Lovereading Price: £9.59 - Saving £2.40 (20%) Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 03/05/2018
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I Want My Potty!
Tony Ross
Potty training with the Little Princess!
Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 24/08/2017
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