I Don't Want to Go to Bed by Tony Ross


I Don't Want to Go to Bed by Tony Ross

Increased format reissue of this funny story in Tony Ross's popular series about the Little Princess, who now appears in her very own animated television series on Five Life. Why do I have to go to bed when I'm not tired, grumbles the Little Princess, and get up when I am? The Little Princess doesn't want to go to bed. And why should she when she isn't even tired? But the King and Queen are firm and, after several attempts at making her listen to them for once, she does indeed go to bed. But when the King goes in to kiss her goodnight, her bed is empty again! Where can she be?


Little Princess [is a] role-model for children everywhere. The Bookseller Hilarious and a godsend to parents. The Guardian

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 2 To 5


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Publication date

7th January 2008



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