I Want My New Shoes! by Tony Ross

I Want My New Shoes!

Written by Tony Ross
Part of the Little Princess Series

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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 stubborn too but always a delight to have around.


I Want My New Shoes! by Tony Ross

The Little Princess is determined not to put anything on her feet, until the Maid shows her a special box. The gleaming red shoes inside are too wonderful for words. Now the Little Princess is so proud of her new party pumps, she refuses to take them off!


Conveys the message that if you do not do as you are asked, you will have to face the consequences. Nursery Education

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: To 5


Tony Ross
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Andersen Press Ltd

Publication date

5th April 2007




Publisher Profile

Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press

logo Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.

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