I Want A Friend by Tony Ross

The Lovereading4Kids comment

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 series has terrific feel-good appeal and little toddlers will love them.


I Want A Friend by Tony Ross

The first day at school for Tony Ross' best loved character - the Little Princess! The Little Princess is tired of playing with her younger brother and is thrilled to be starting school the next day. However, when her first attempts to make friends with other children fail, she is left all alone. Fortunately, she soon finds other children with no friends, and they decide to play together, sit together, eat together! This fantastic new title focuses on the difficult experience of starting school and making friends. Written with insightful understanding of a child's perspective, it also manages to maintain the anarchic humour that characterises this brilliant series.


Praise for previous Little Princess books: 'A must for any parent and child.

'Hilarious and a godsend to parents.'

'The Little Princess has huge appeal to toddlers and Tony Ross's illustrations are brilliantly witty.'

About the Author

Tony Ross

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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32 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Harpercollins Publishers

Publication date

5th February 2007




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