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Tony Ross - Author

About the Author

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.

Featured books by Tony Ross

I Want to Do it by Myself!

I Want to Do it by Myself!

Baby and Toddler 3+ readers

Author: Tony Ross Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/05/2011

Best-selling Tony Ross’s Little Princess has long delighted readers with her ferocious independence. Now she is off on a camping trip and she is determined that no-one will help her. Readers will love the jokes in the pictures which show just how much the Little Princess is getting – although she is completely unaware of it! Tony Ross’s illustrations capture the humour perfectly.

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Other books by Tony Ross

Silly Mr Wolf

Silly Mr Wolf

Author: Tony Ross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2020

Years ago, Mr Wolf would dress up as a sheep and try to be their worst friend but now, the sheep's clothing is far too small for him, so he'll have to find new ways to get his dinner. A hilarious herd of sheep are constantly one step behind Mr Wolf, until he takes one step too far... A stranger-danger story with a classic comical tone and a laugh-out-loud ending from picture book genius Tony Ross.

I Want a Bunny!

I Want a Bunny!

Author: Tony Ross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2020

Little Princess visits a friend who has a rabbit, and comes home obsessed with getting one herself. She's given a stick-insect, a goldfish and a few other low-maintenance pets, but she still wants a bunny. Sometimes getting exactly what you want is a lesson in itself... The Little Princess series: 'Hilarious and a godsend to parents' GUARDIAN

An Anty-War Story

An Anty-War Story

Author: Tony Ross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2019

The only ant with his own name, Douglas is born into the wonderful Antworld and dreams of one day joining the line to hunt out food. But his superiors have other plans for him: Douglas is to be a soldier. They tell him his job is all about parading, waving flags and wearing a uniform, but Douglas is about to discover that there is no glory in war. A humbling perspective on the First World War from master-storyteller Tony Ross. 'Uncompromisingly powerful' GUARDIAN 'Layered and shocking; to be read with the knowledge that a conversation on war will surely follow' KIRKUS 'the perfect way to address the idea of war with children' ASSOCIATION OF ILLUSTRATORS

An Anty-War Story

An Anty-War Story

Author: Tony Ross Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/10/2018

The only ant with his own name, Douglas is born into the wonderful Antworld and dreams of one day joining the line to hunt out food. But his superiors have other plans for him: Douglas is to be a soldier. They tell him his job is all about parading, waving flags and wearing a uniform, but Douglas is about to discover that there is no glory in war. A humbling perspective on the First World War from master-storyteller Tony Ross. 'Uncompromisingly powerful' GUARDIAN 'Layered and shocking; to be read with the knowledge that a conversation on war will surely follow' KIRKUS 'the perfect way to address the idea of war with children' ASSOCIATION OF ILLUSTRATORS

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