My First Nursery Stories (Book and CD) by Tony Ross

My First Nursery Stories (Book and CD)

Written by Tony Ross

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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 into the river with a well-aimed kick. See how the three little pigs keep their houses safe from the predatory wolf and watch how Little Red-Riding Hood is outwitted by another wolf as she visits her grandma but is saved in the end. Also available is the companion book My Favourite Nursery Rhymes.


My First Nursery Stories (Book and CD) by Tony Ross

A must-have selection of timeless classics, brought gloriously to life by the award-winning Tony Ross: The Three Billy Goats Gruff , Henny-Penny , The Gingerbread Man, Three Little Pigs , The Enormous Turnip , Little Red Riding Hood , Jack and the Beanstalk and Goldilocks . The stories have all been specially selected for their read-aloud qualities.


Retold and illustrated in a direct and child-friendly way. Ideal for reading aloud. Children's Bookseller 20080815 Wonderfully illustrated collection...perfect for reading aloud. Bookseller 20090718 This is a particularly good retelling with lots of crazy pictures which are fun rather than scary. Blackbird Pie This superb collection of all the old favourite nursery stories with Ross's hilarious illustrations is perfect for reading aloud. Good Book Guide ...quirkily illustrated for very young children. The simple text is perfect for reading aloud at bedtime. Irish Post Gives classics like The Three Billy Goats Gruff and Little Red Riding Hood some wonderfully fresh illustrations. Irish Sunday

Perfect first nursery storybook.
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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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Andersen Press Ltd

Publication date

2nd September 2010




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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