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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.

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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

Our Kid

Our Kid

Author: Tony Ross Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/05/2017

Go straightly to school, Our Kid, said Dad. But unless a fish-driven submarine, dinopirates and an elephant ride are the fastest way to school, Our Kid is not doing too well. This tour-de-force from the legendary Tony Ross takes you on a journey to school like no other, and shows that sometimes the oddballs (especially of the goat variety) win the day!

The Not So Little Princess: What's My Name?

The Not So Little Princess: What's My Name?

Author: Tony Ross, Wendy Finney Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/03/2016

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