My First Nursery Collection by Tony Ross

My First Nursery Collection

Written by Tony Ross

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A bumper collection of the best-loved rhymes and stories of early childhood are gathered in this anthology. All are vividly brought to life in Tony Ross’s ebullient and entertaining illustrations which highlight the humour and vivacity of the words. A perfect present for every new born baby.


My First Nursery Collection by Tony Ross

The collection includes forty-eight favourite nursery rhymes and eight timeless first nursery story classics: 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.

A sumptuous padded gift collection of favourite nursery rhymes and timeless first nursery stories, gloriously illustrated throughout.

The stories and rhymes have been specially selected for their read-aloud qualities. The large type and full colour, integrated illustrations on every page make these wonderful books to share with even the very youngest child.


My Favourite Nursery Rhymes:

Beautiful to look at: big-size type, art-filled (glossy) pages, with comedy and class...satisfyingly special. Independent

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My First Nursery Stories:

Perfect first nursery storybook Books for Keeps

Wonderfully illustrated collection...perfect for reading aloud. Sue Steel Bookseller

Illustrated with incomparable good humour and charm. Northern Echo

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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176 pages
Interest Age: To 5


Tony Ross
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Andersen Press Ltd

Publication date

6th September 2012




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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