I Want To Be by Tony Ross

The Lovereading4Kids comment

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.


I Want To Be by Tony Ross

What does the feisty Little Princess want to be when she grows up? Now that the Little Princess can use her potty, she decides it is time to grow up and be something. Her family and friends are eager to give their advice, but the Little Princess has an unexpected idea of her own.


A must for any parent and child. The Guardian Hilarious and a godsend to parents. The Daily Mail The Little Princess has huge appeal to toddlers and Tony Ross's illustrations are brilliantly witty. Practical Parenting

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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Book Info


32 pages
Interest Age: From 2 To 4


Tony Ross
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Harpercollins Publishers

Publication date

5th February 2007




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