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Tony Ross - Illustrator

About the Illustrator

Tony Ross has illustrated over 800 books, which are published all over the world. Dr Xargle's Book of Earth Tiggers was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal and Tadpole's Promise won the Silver Medal in the Smarties Prize 2003. He was the British choice for the Andersen Medal 2004. The Nanny Goat's Kid was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2010. He lives on the Welsh border.

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.

Author photo © Mark Guest @ The Bookseller

 

Featured books by Tony Ross

The New Football Coach

The New Football Coach

5+ readers 7+ readers

Author: Dominique Demers Illustrator: Tony Ross Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/04/2018

Miss Charlotte - the new coach of a children's football team - has some odd methods to prepare them for the big match. She decides to teach them to lose! And to have fun. Incredibly, it seems to work, as the kid who was always useless on the pitch suddenly scores a screamer in practice. But will their hopes of victory be dashed when the ambitious star player decides to join the other team? 

ebook of the month
The Midnight Gang

The Midnight Gang

9+ readers

Author: David Walliams Illustrator: Tony Ross Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/02/2018

The spirit of Roald Dahl lives on in David Walliams, and Dahl’s influence is clear to see in The Midnight Gang. Tom is sure that even Matron’s warped tyranny and the general misery of the Lord Funt Hospital (surely very top of any NHS ‘improvement needed list’) is preferable to the torments he endures at his horrible posh school, and he’s even more determined to stay on the wards when he comes across the Midnight Gang, who secretly roam the hospital corridors at night making dreams come true! This will be another deserved hit with children: it’s funny, exciting, and the pages turn as smoothly as the wheels on the best-oiled hospital trolley. What’s more, Walliams explores favourite themes, particularly the exhilarating and liberating power of the imagination, and its ability to utterly transform lives, of young and old alike. A tonic!

ebook of the month
Cannibal Curse

Cannibal Curse

5+ readers

Author: Francesca Simon Illustrator: Tony Ross Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 16/07/2015

The final collection of four brand new utterly horrid stories in which Horrid Henry triumphantly reveals his guide to perfect parents, reads an interesting book about a really naughty boy, and conjures up the cannibal's curse to deal with his enemies and small, annoying brother. Horrid Henry is illustrated by Tony Ross, who also illustrates David Walliams' children's books, as well as his own picture books. Read by Miranda Richardson

ebook of the month
Cannibal Curse

Cannibal Curse

5+ readers

Author: Francesca Simon Illustrator: Tony Ross Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 16/07/2015

The final collection of four brand new utterly horrid stories in which Horrid Henry triumphantly reveals his guide to perfect parents, reads an interesting book about a really naughty boy, and conjures up the cannibal's curse to deal with his enemies and small, annoying brother. Horrid Henry is illustrated by Tony Ross, who also illustrates David Walliams' children's books, as well as his own picture books. Read by Miranda Richardson

ebook of the month
Horrid Henry's Cannibal Curse

Horrid Henry's Cannibal Curse

5+ readers

Author: Francesca Simon Illustrator: Tony Ross Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/07/2015

The final collection of four brand new utterly horrid stories; Horrid Henry's Bake-Off sees Henry and Margaret go head-to-head in a hotly contested baking competition, Henry triumphantly reveals his top tips in Horrid Henry's Extra Horrid Guide to Perfect Parents, he reads an interesting book about Evil Evie, a really naughty girl not too dissimilar to himself in Horrid Henry's Bad Book, and conjures up an ancient cannibal's curse to deal with his enemies and small, annoying brother in Horrid Henry's Cannibal Curse. Horrid Henry is illustrated by Tony Ross, who also illustrates David Walliams' children's books, as well as his own picture books.

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Horrid Henry's Big Bad Puzzle Book

Horrid Henry's Big Bad Puzzle Book

5+ readers 7+ readers

Author: Francesca Simon Illustrator: Tony Ross Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/05/2015

A big, bad puzzle book - 64 pages of wordsearches, mazes, jokes and more, featuring everyone's favourite naughty little boy, Horrid Henry.

Horrid Henry Shows Who's Boss

Horrid Henry Shows Who's Boss

5+ readers

Author: Francesca Simon Illustrator: Tony Ross Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/10/2011

Ideal as a gift, this edition includes ten popular stories about Horrid Henry and his brother Perfect Pete including favourites such as Horrid Henry and the TV Remote as well as an extract from his diary, a list of Henry’s Horrid bedtime thoughts and fact file of Henry’s Top Triumphs – each one more dastardly than the one before.   

Robin Hood All at Sea

Robin Hood All at Sea

9+ readers

Author: Jan Mark Illustrator: Tony Ross Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/07/2011

Interest Age 9+ Reading Age 7+. Fabulous twist on the Robin Hood story from Carnegie Medal winner Jan Mark. Robin Hood's not content with being No. 1 Most Wanted man in Sherwood. So he decides to become a fisherman! But soon realises it won't be as easy as he thought - How will the famous Robin Hood cope with pirates, sea sickness and grumpy sailors? Fun comedy.

Other books by Tony Ross

Horrid Henry: Rainy Day Disaster

Horrid Henry: Rainy Day Disaster

Author: Francesca Simon Illustrator: Tony Ross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/02/2022

Number One for Fiendish Fun! Join Henry in a bumper edition of mayhem with this boredom-beating collection of six of his best rainy day stories! Beat boredom on a rainy day with HORRID HENRY! This book contains six deviously daring rainy day stories about a BRILLIANT invasion, a MAD professor and a sleepover GONE WRONG! Plus loads of fun activities and jokes to keep Horrid Henry fans entertained. An irresistible introduction to reading for pleasure - the perfect gift for Horrid Henry fans everywhere.

Old Macdonald Had a Phone

Old Macdonald Had a Phone

Author: Jeanne Willis Illustrator: Tony Ross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/02/2022

Sing along to the tune of Old Macdonald had a Farm, and learn to put down your phone in this hilarious cautionary tale for a new generation of phone-users. Old Macdonald loves his phone: it helps him organise his farm. But when the animals each get one of their own, they are soon on their phones all day - Here a tweet, there a chat, WhatsApping the farm cat - and before they know it, no work is getting done! What can Old Macdonald do? From the award-winning partnership of Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross, the fourth in the series of picturebooks exploring online issues.

The World of David Walliams: Fun-Tastic Families Box Set

The World of David Walliams: Fun-Tastic Families Box Set

Author: David Walliams Illustrator: Tony Ross Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 03/02/2022

THREE hilarious and moving family novels from number one bestselling author, David Walliams. BAD DAD: Dads are fat and thin, tall and short. There are young dads and old dads, clever ones and stupid ones. There are silly ones and serious ones, loud ones and quiet ones. Of course, there are good dads, and bad dads . . . AWFUL AUNTIE: Stella Saxby is the sole heir to Saxby Hall. But awful Aunt Alberta and her giant owl will stop at nothing to get it from her. Luckily, Stella has a secret - and slightly spooky - weapon up her sleeve . . . GRANDPA'S GREAT ESCAPE: Many years ago Grandpa was a World War II flying ace. But when he is sent to old-folk's home Twilight Towers - run by sinister Matron Swine - it's up to Grandpa and his grandson, Jack, to plot a daring escape. Little do they know the wicked matron is on to them . . .

There's a Snake in My School!

There's a Snake in My School!

Author: David Walliams Illustrator: Tony Ross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/11/2021

From Number One bestselling picture book duo, David Walliams and Tony Ross, comes this ssssspectacularly funny picture book for children of 3 and up. Miranda loves to be different, and on Bring-your-pet-to-school Day she introduces everyone to her very DIFFERENT pet... Penelope the snake. Miss Bloat the headmistress doesn't think snakes should be allowed in school. But Penelope has other ideas... Introducing a spectacularly slithery new picture book packed with mischief and mayhem from two superstars!

Bananas!

Bananas!

Author: David Walliams Illustrator: Tony Ross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/11/2021

Gangsta Granny Strikes Again!

Gangsta Granny Strikes Again!

Author: David Walliams Illustrator: Tony Ross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/11/2021

The new children's book from No. 1 bestselling author David Walliams - an extraordinarily brilliant and rollicking mystery adventure illustrated by artistic genius, Tony Ross, and the sequel to the much-loved and bestselling Gangsta Granny. Ben is getting used to life without his beloved granny. She was a cabbage enthusiast, a Scrabble partner... and an international jewel thief known as The Black Cat. Now, only the memory of their extraordinary adventure to steal the Crown Jewels lives on. Then something inexplicable happens. World-famous treasures are stolen in the dead of night and the clues point to none other than The Black Cat? But that's impossible...? Expect the unexpected in this wonderfully entertaining and laugh-out-loud adventure, which will have readers on the edge of their seats as they join Ben on his quest to unravel the mystery of the return of The Black Cat. This first ever sequel from David Walliams will delight new fans, as well as the millions of readers that have loved Gangsta Granny.

Michael Rosen's Sticky McStickstick: The Friend Who Helped Me Walk Again

Michael Rosen's Sticky McStickstick: The Friend Who Helped Me Walk Again

Author: Michael Rosen Illustrator: Tony Ross Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/11/2021

A powerful and personal story from one of Britain's best-loved authors about his recovery from coronavirus. After being admitted to hospital in 2020 with coronavirus, Michael Rosen had to learn to walk again. With the support of doctors and nurses and a walking stick he names Sticky McStickstick , he manages to embark on the slow steps to recovery. This moving picture book from the former Children's Laureate, with illustrations from Tony Ross, tells a story of perseverance and hope, and is a testament to the importance of overcoming fear and learning to accept help.

The World of David Walliams: The World's Worst Children 1, 2 & 3 Box Set

The World of David Walliams: The World's Worst Children 1, 2 & 3 Box Set

Author: David Walliams Illustrator: Tony Ross Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 16/09/2021

An entire world of hilariously horrible and delightfully dreadful children in one incredible box set! From the phenomenal number-one bestseller David Walliams, these cautionary tales are illustrated in glorious and gruesome colour by artistic genius, Tony Ross. THE WORLD'S WORST CHILDREN Are you ready to meet the World's Worst Children? Five beastly boys and five gruesome girls! Like Sofia Sofa - a TV super-fan so stuck to the sofa that she's turning into one! Or Dribbling Drew - a boy whose drool gets him into trouble on a school trip! And not forgetting Blubbering Bertha - a girl who bawls and tells terrible tales! THE WORLD'S WORST CHILDREN 2 Ready for more? The beastly boys and gruesome girls in this book are even ruder, even more disgusting and WORSE than you could ever imagine! The gruesome characters will make you snort with laughter and thank your lucky stars that you don't know anyone like Gruesome Griselda or Fussy Frankie in real life. It also features a special appearance from fan-favourite Raj! THE WORLD'S WORST CHILDREN 3 Just when you thought it was safe to go back to your bookshelf, 10 more horrendously hilarious stories about the absolute worst children ever! From ten-year old Hank and his endless pranks on his poor, long-suffering family, to Tandy and her titanic tantrums - this compendium of catastrophically horrid boys and girls is the perfect companion to books 1 and 2.

Geronimo

Geronimo

Author: David Walliams Illustrator: Tony Ross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/09/2021

The brand-new HEARTWARMINGLY HILARIOUS children's picture book from NUMBER ONE bestselling David Walliams. Illustrated by artistic genius Tony Ross. Meet Geronimo - the baby penguin who has one dream and one dream only - and that is to fly! But everyone knows penguins can't fly... or can they? With a little help from his dad and friends, baby Geronimo discovers that even the wildest of dreams can come true. A delightfully topsy-turvy book with an uplifting message about following your dreams - another blockbusting classic from David Walliams and Tony Ross! There are lots of funny pictures of penguins in this book, but please note any mention of 'free' penguins on the back cover is a joke and as such should be taken lightly.

Horrid Henry: School Stinks

Horrid Henry: School Stinks

Author: Francesca Simon Illustrator: Tony Ross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/08/2021

Number One for Fiendish Fun! Join Henry in a bumper edition of mayhem with this completely wicked collection of six of his best school stories! Have a mischievous school year with Horrid Henry! This book contains six naughty school stories about a disastrous talent show, a brand new teacher and a nudie foodie! Plus loads of fun activities and jokes to keep Horrid Henry fans busy. An irresistible introduction to reading for pleasure - the perfect gift for Horrid Henry fans everywhere.

Pecyn Henri Helynt 2

Pecyn Henri Helynt 2

Author: Francesca Simon Illustrator: Tony Ross Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/07/2021

Pecyn Henri Helynt 3

Pecyn Henri Helynt 3

Author: Francesca Simon Illustrator: Tony Ross Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/07/2021

Pecyn Henri Helynt 1

Pecyn Henri Helynt 1

Author: Francesca Simon Illustrator: Tony Ross Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/07/2021

Pecyn Henri Helynt 4

Pecyn Henri Helynt 4

Author: Francesca Simon Illustrator: Tony Ross Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/07/2021

Pecyn Henri Helynt 5

Pecyn Henri Helynt 5

Author: Francesca Simon Illustrator: Tony Ross Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/07/2021

Horrid Henry: Big Book of Boredom Busters Activity Book

Horrid Henry: Big Book of Boredom Busters Activity Book

Author: Francesca Simon Illustrator: Tony Ross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/07/2021

Number One for fiendish fun! Banish boredom with Horrid Henry in this bumper activity book. Packed full of gruesome games, cool code breakers, rude jokes, mischievous mazes and much much more, this activity book has something for everyone. Find out how to make more pocket money, fool your family and start a food fight. Just make sure there aren't any tell-tale Perfect Peter's hanging around ...

Megamonster

Megamonster

Author: David Walliams Illustrator: Tony Ross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/06/2021

The hilarious children's book from No. 1 bestselling author David Walliams - a timeless adventure illustrated by artistic genius, Tony Ross. On a volcanic island, in the middle of shark-infested waters, stands The Cruel School. The lessons are appalling, the school dinners are revolting and the teachers are terrifying - especially the mysterious Science teacher Doctor Doktur. When Larker is sent to the school, she quickly realises something very odd is going on... something involving Doctor Doktur, a pair of strange spectacles, and a 'Monsterfication Machine'. And ultimately she finds herself face to face with a real life Megamonster. There seems to be no escape - but for Larker, nothing is impossible...

The Creature Choir

The Creature Choir

Author: David Walliams Illustrator: Tony Ross Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 13/05/2021

Sing your heart out with a whole choir of characters, in the showstopping new picture book from number one bestselling author David Walliams. illustrated by the artistic genius, Tony Ross, and read by the author himself in this spectacular book and CD edition! There's more than one star of the show... In fact, there's a whole choir of them! Warble the walrus LOVES to sing. Unfortunately, she is not very good at it! And when her atrocious warbling causes an avalanche, the other walruses leave her all alone. But when you SING like no-one is listening, SOMETIMES, they start to hear you... Hilariously read by David Walliams, this fantastically funny story now comes in this brilliant Book and CD edition. It's the perfect story for anyone who loves to laugh or sing, and this heartwarming and hilarious story from David Walliams is a delightfully wonderful warble about doing what makes you HAPPY, and being LOUD about it!

The World of David Walliams: The World's Worst Children 1, 2 & 3 Box Set

The World of David Walliams: The World's Worst Children 1, 2 & 3 Box Set

Author: David Walliams Illustrator: Tony Ross Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 10/12/2020

An entire world of hilariously horrible and delightfully dreadful children in one incredible box set! From the phenomenal number-one bestseller David Walliams, these cautionary tales are illustrated in glorious and gruesome colour by artistic genius, Tony Ross. THE WORLD'S WORST CHILDREN Are you ready to meet the World's Worst Children? Five beastly boys and five gruesome girls! Like Sofia Sofa - a TV super-fan so stuck to the sofa that she's turning into one! Or Dribbling Drew - a boy whose drool gets him into trouble on a school trip! And not forgetting Blubbering Bertha - a girl who bawls and tells terrible tales! THE WORLD'S WORST CHILDREN 2 Ready for more? The beastly boys and gruesome girls in this book are even ruder, even more disgusting and WORSE than you could ever imagine! The gruesome characters will make you snort with laughter and thank your lucky stars that you don't know anyone like Gruesome Griselda or Fussy Frankie in real life. It also features a special appearance from fan-favourite Raj! THE WORLD'S WORST CHILDREN 3 Just when you thought it was safe to go back to your bookshelf, 10 more horrendously hilarious stories about the absolute worst children ever! From ten-year old Hank and his endless pranks on his poor, long-suffering family, to Tandy and her titanic tantrums - this compendium of catastrophically horrid boys and girls is the perfect companion to books 1 and 2.

The World of David Walliams: The Amazing Adventures Box Set Gangsta Granny; Ratburger; Demon Dentist; Awful Auntie; Grandpa's Great Escape; the Midnight Gang

The World of David Walliams: The Amazing Adventures Box Set Gangsta Granny; Ratburger; Demon Dentist; Awful Auntie; Grandpa's Great Escape; the Midnight Gang

Author: David Walliams Illustrator: Tony Ross Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 03/12/2020

SIX hugely hilarious and spectacularly moving novels from bestselling, critically acclaimed author David Walliams, in one INCREDIBLE box set! THE MIDNIGHT GANG: When Tom gets hit on the head by a cricket ball, he finds himself at Lord Funt Hospital, and is greeted by a terrifying-looking porter. Things go from bad to worse when he meets the wicked matron in charge of the children's ward... But Tom is about to embark on the journey of a lifetime! GRANDPA'S GREAT ESCAPE: Many years ago Grandpa was a World War II flying ace. But when he is sent to old-folk's home Twilight Towers - run by sinister Matron Swine - it's up to Grandpa and his grandson, Jack, to plot a daring escape. Little do they know the wicked matron is on to them . . . AWFUL AUNTIE: Stella Saxby is the sole heir to Saxby Hall. But awful Aunt Alberta and her giant owl will stop at nothing to get it from her. Luckily, Stella has a secret - and slightly spooky - weapon up her sleeve . . . DEMON DENTIST: Strange things were happening in the dead of night. When children put a tooth under their pillow for the tooth fairy, they would wake to find something creepy in its place. Evil was at work. But who or what was behind it? RATBURGER: Can Zoe keep her beloved pet rat safe from the clutches of the dastardly Burt of Burt's Burgers? GANGSTA GRANNY: Ben's grandma is the boringest grandma ever: all she wants to do is to play Scrabble and eat cabbage soup. But there are two things Ben doesn't know about her: 1) She was once an international jewel thief. 2) All her life, she has been plotting to steal the crown jewels, and now she needs Ben's help. . .

Code Name Bananas

Code Name Bananas

Author: David Walliams Illustrator: Tony Ross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/11/2020

Go back in time with No. 1 bestselling author David Walliams for a whizz-bang epic adventure of action, laughter and secret plots - and the extraordinary friendship between a little boy and a huge gorilla that just might save the day... 1940. Britain is at war with Nazi Germany. Eleven-year-old Eric spends his days at the place that makes him most happy: London Zoo. And there's one animal in particular he loves: Gertrude the gorilla. With bombs falling all over London, Eric must rescue Gertrude. Together with his Uncle Sid, a keeper at the zoo, the three go on the run. But while hiding out at the seaside they uncover a top-secret Nazi plot... Join David Walliams on this action-packed, laugh-out-loud adventure for all the family!

Mamoth Mawr, Y

Mamoth Mawr, Y

Author: David Walliams Illustrator: Tony Ross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/10/2020

Cor Creaduriaid, Y / Creature Choir, The

Cor Creaduriaid, Y / Creature Choir, The

Author: David Walliams Illustrator: Tony Ross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/10/2020

Horrid Henry: Fright Night

Horrid Henry: Fright Night

Author: Francesca Simon Illustrator: Tony Ross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2020

Number One for Fiendish Fun! Get ready for a bumper edition of mayhem with this totally awesome collection of six favourite Horrid Henry stories! Have a ghoulishly spooky halloween with Horrid Henry! This book contains six scary stories about things that go bump in the night, plus tons of fun jokes and activity pages to keep Horrid Henry fans of all ages entertained for hours. An irresistible introduction to reading for pleasure - the perfect gift for Horrid Henry fans everywhere.

Geronimo

Geronimo

Author: David Walliams Illustrator: Tony Ross Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 17/09/2020

The HEARTWARMINGLY HILARIOUS children's picture book from NUMBER ONE bestselling David Walliams. Illustrated by artistic genius Tony Ross, and read by the author himself in this spectacular book and CD edition! Meet Geronimo - the baby penguin who has one dream and one dream only - and that is to fly! But everyone knows penguins can't fly... or can they? With a little help from his dad and friends, baby Geronimo discovers that even the wildest of dreams can come true. A delightfully topsy-turvy book with an uplifting message about following your dreams - another blockbusting classic from David Walliams and Tony Ross! Hilariously read by David Walliams, this fantastically funny story now comes in this brilliant Book and CD edition. There are lots of funny pictures of penguins in this book, but please note any mention of 'free' penguins on the back cover is a joke and as such should be taken lightly.

The World's Worst Parents

The World's Worst Parents

Author: David Walliams Illustrator: Tony Ross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2020

Millions of young readers have loved the World's Worst Children tales and revelled in the World's Worst Teachers with their delightfully dreadful deeds - now prepare for...THE WORLD'S WORST PARENTS! From the phenomenally bestselling David Walliams and illustrated in glorious colour by the artistic genius, Tony Ross. Are you ready to meet the worst parents ever? Sure, some parents are embarrassing - but they're NOTHING on this lot. These ten tales of the world's most spectacularly silly mums and deliriously daft dads will leave you rocking with laughter. Pinch your nose for Peter Pong, the man with the stinkiest feet in the world... jump out of the way of Harriet Hurry, the fastest mum on two wheels... watch out for Monty Monopolize, the dad who takes all his kids' toys... and oh no, it's Supermum! Brandishing a toilet brush, a mop and a very bad homemade outfit...

Horrid Henry: Midsummer Madness

Horrid Henry: Midsummer Madness

Author: Francesca Simon Illustrator: Tony Ross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/06/2020

Number One for Fiendish Fun! Get ready for a bumper edition of mayhem with this totally awesome collection of six favourite Horrid Henry stories! Spend your summer holidays with Horrid Henry! This book contains six favourite stories, plus lots of fun jokes and activity pages to keep Horrid Henry fans of all ages entertained for hours. An irresistible introduction to reading for pleasure - the perfect gift for Horrid Henry fans everywhere.

Cottonwool Colin

Cottonwool Colin

Author: Jeanne Willis Illustrator: Tony Ross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2020

Colin is small, even for a mouse. His mother refuses to let him play outside with his brothers and sisters unless he is wrapped in a big fluffy ball of cotton wool. But instead of keeping him safe, the cotton wool attracts the attention of every fierce creature imaginable - little boys, ducks, even foxes! After a day of being flung, pecked and chased, Colin returns home without his cotton wool, but feeling much BIGGER, and ready to tell his mother that he can look after himself.

Old Dog

Old Dog

Author: Jeanne Willis Illustrator: Tony Ross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2020

'You can't teach an old dog new tricks.' The Young Pups don't want to visit Grandpa - he is so boring, and only ever wants to talk about the olden days. They don't believe Grandpa was ever young or fun, so Grandpa sets out to prove them wrong, and show them that there is life in the old dog yet!

Slime

Slime

Author: David Walliams Illustrator: Tony Ross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2020

The hilarious children's book from No. 1 bestselling author David Walliams - a fantastically funny tale illustrated by artistic genius, Tony Ross. WELCOME TO THE ISLE OF MULCH... This little island is home to a large number of horrible grown-ups. The school, the local park, the toy shop and even the island's ice-cream van are all run by awful adults who like nothing more than making children miserable. And the island is owned by the most awful one of all - Aunt Greta Greed! Something needs to be done about them. But who could be brave enough? Meet Ned - an extraordinary boy with a special power. SLIMEPOWER!

Big Bad Bun

Big Bad Bun

Author: Jeanne Willis Illustrator: Tony Ross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2020

There never was a rabbit as bad as Big Bad Bun. Or so you'd think if you read the letter which he left on his bed after school one day...but it turns out Big Bad Bun (whose real name is actually Fluff) might not be as bad as he makes out. His school report aside, that is!

Misery Moo

Misery Moo

Author: Jeanne Willis Illustrator: Tony Ross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2020

There was once a cow who was always miserable, and a lamb who tried to cheer her up. But the cow was impossible to cheer up! Even Father Christmas was too jolly for her. The poor lamb burst into tears himself, and wallowed in misery. Finally the cow started to miss him, and gave him the best birthday present ever - a great big grin!

The Racehorse Who Learned to Dance

The Racehorse Who Learned to Dance

Author: Clare Balding Illustrator: Tony Ross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/03/2020

Charlie's racehorse has certainly earned the name Noble Warrior: he won the Derby against all odds and bested a bunch of nasty kidnappers. But now Noddy is facing his greatest challenge yet . . . Charlie's best friend Polly is still recovering from an accident that left her almost paralysed. But Polly has a real talent with horses - and she and Charlie are determined not to let it go to waste. Can the two best friends find a way to make Polly's equestrian dreams come true, and forge a new path for the racehorse who wouldn't gallop?

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry's Newspaper

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry's Newspaper

Author: Francesca Simon Illustrator: Tony Ross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/02/2020

Number One for Fiendish Fun! This full-colour Early Reader brings the utterly horrid and totally brilliant Horrid Henry series to a new generation of readers! Learn to read with Horrid Henry! Each Early Reader contains vibrant full-colour illustrations and age-appropriate text developed in conjunction with Early Years Reading Consultants. An irresistible introduction to reading for pleasure.

The Creature Choir

The Creature Choir

Author: David Walliams Illustrator: Tony Ross Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/12/2019

Sing your heart out with a whole choir of characters, in the showstopping new picture book from number one bestselling author David Walliams, illustrated by the artistic genius, Tony Ross! There's more than one star of the show... In fact, there's a whole choir of them! Warble the walrus LOVES to sing. Unfortunately, she is not very good at it! And when her atrocious warbling causes an avalanche, the other walruses leave her all alone. But when you SING like no-one is listening, SOMETIMES, they start to hear you... The perfect story for anyone who loves to laugh or sing, this brand-new story from David Walliams is a delightfully wonderful warble about doing what makes you HAPPY, and being LOUD about it!

A Triple-Decker Treat Collected Poems for Old Dogs and Young Hearts

A Triple-Decker Treat Collected Poems for Old Dogs and Young Hearts

Author: Christopher Matthew Illustrator: Tony Ross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2019

Stepping into the lower deck of Christopher Matthew's Triple-Decker Treat, we discover that not only can a Le Creuset casserole be very dangerous in the wrong hands, but so too can Pilates, open-air opera in evening dress, weekending in Wales with a pug, and pushing a trolley in Waitrose. Next deck up, we meet a menagerie of assorted dogs - among them a spaniel who was once a big star of TV commercials, a Camp Bastion war hero, an overweight pug with ambitions to be a sheepdog and a psychotic Great Dane called Cher Bebe. Finally, on the top deck, we negotiate the pleasures and pitfalls of romance in later years. Love is revealed in the most unlikely places, with the most unlikely people seeking it. Often very funny and always touching, these delightful and stirring verses about cast-iron cookware, rear-fixated puppies and late-flowering love are a celebration of everything life has to offer.

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry's Nightmare

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry's Nightmare

Author: Francesca Simon Illustrator: Tony Ross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2019

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Henry absolutely, positively HATES hiking...so when his parents force him on a family hike, he'll do whatever it takes to make it miserable for everyone else too... A hilarious and horrid Early Reader from bestselling author Francesca Simon, and illustrator Tony Ross.

Horrid Henry: Spooky Spectacular

Horrid Henry: Spooky Spectacular

Author: Francesca Simon Illustrator: Tony Ross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2019

Number One for Fiendish Fun! Get ready for a bumper edition of mayhem with this totally awesome collection of six favourite Horrid Henry stories! An irresistible introduction to reading for pleasure - the perfect gift for Horrid Henry fans everwhere.

Boogie Bear

Boogie Bear

Author: David Walliams Illustrator: Tony Ross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/06/2019

From Number One bestselling author David Walliams comes a hilarious and heartwarming picture book, brilliantly illustrated by the artistic genius, Tony Ross. Up at the North Pole, a big furry polar bear is swimming, fishing and eating. But when she nods off and finds herself far from home, she thinks things can't get any worse. But they can... Much worse! An outrageously funny picture book with an incredibly heartwarming message about celebrating difference - in all its forms.

The Racehorse Who Learned to Dance

The Racehorse Who Learned to Dance

Author: Clare Balding Illustrator: Tony Ross Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 13/06/2019

Penguin presents the audio CD edition of The Racehorse Who Learned to Dance written and read by Clare Balding. Charlie's racehorse has certainly earned the name Noble Warrior: he won the Derby against all odds and bested a bunch of nasty kidnappers. But now Noddy is facing his greatest challenge yet . . . Charlie's best friend Polly is still recovering from an accident that left her almost paralysed. But Polly has a real talent with horses - and she and Charlie are determined not to let it go to waste. Can the two best friends find a way to make Polly's equestrian dreams come true, and forge a new path for the racehorse who wouldn't gallop?

Horrid Henry: Fun in the Sun

Horrid Henry: Fun in the Sun

Author: Francesca Simon Illustrator: Tony Ross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/06/2019

Number One for Fiendish Fun! Get ready for a bumper edition of mayhem with this totally awesome collection of six favourite Horrid Henry stories! Spend your summer holidays with Horrid Henry! This book contains six favourite stories and tons of fun jokes and activity pages to keep Horrid Henry fans of all ages entertained for hours. An irresistible introduction to reading for pleasure - the perfect gift for Horrid Henry fans everwhere.

A Dog's Tale: Life Lessons for a Pup

A Dog's Tale: Life Lessons for a Pup

Author: Michael Rosen Illustrator: Tony Ross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/06/2019

A touching, heartfelt picture book, this is the perfect gift for celebrating any of life's big moments. To fetch! To play! To wag tails all day! When a young puppy needs reassurance, a wise dog is there to offer canine tips for living life to the fullest. For fans of Dr. Seuss's Oh The Places You'll Go Michael Rosen is the king of silliness, but he's also known for The Sad Book, an intensely personal, profound work Tony Ross is one of the bestselling illustrators working today, with his David Walliams collaborations as well as his own successful series

Eric and the Pimple Potion

Eric and the Pimple Potion

Author: Barbara Mitchelhill Illustrator: Tony Ross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/06/2019

Eric's spots are multiplying! It seems his problem might be solved when his Auntie Rose sends Mum some magic face cream from South America. Dare he use it? Eric decides to take the risk and tries out the pimple potion. But he soon discovers there are some very unexpected side effects...

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry's Injection

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry's Injection

Author: Francesca Simon Illustrator: Tony Ross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/04/2019

Number One for Fiendish Fun! This full-colour Early Reader brings the utterly horrid and totally brilliant Horrid Henry series to a new generation of readers! Learn to read with Horrid Henry! Each Early Reader contains vibrant full-colour illustrations and age-appropriate text developed in conjunction with Early Years Reading Consultants. An irresistible introduction to reading for pleasure.

Not Just a Book...

Not Just a Book...

Author: Jeanne Willis Illustrator: Tony Ross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/03/2019

A book is not just a book. It can be so many things; a hat or a a building block, a flower press or a fly-swatter! But books are so much more than that. They can make you feel, they can take you anywhere, they can make you laugh and can teach you anything you want to know. 'Rhyming books don't get better than Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross' Not Just A Book' The i Paper 'Celebrates creativity and imagination... Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross are the ideal combination for any picture book' Scotsman

Fing

Fing

Author: David Walliams Illustrator: Tony Ross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/02/2019

The jaw-achingly funny children's book from No. 1 bestselling author David Walliams - a deliciously daft Tall Story of a child who had everything, but still wanted more. Illustrated by artistic genius, Tony Ross. Meet the Meeks! Myrtle Meek has everything she could possibly want. But everything isn't enough. She wants more, more, MORE! When Myrtle declares she wants a FING, there's only one problem... What is a FING? Mr and Mrs Meek will do anything to keep their darling daughter happy, even visit the spooky library vaults to delve into the dusty pages of the mysterious Monsterpedia. Their desperate quest leads to the depths of the jungliest jungle where the rarest creatures can be found. But will they ever find a FING? An explosively funny, totally surreal Tall Story about two perfectly nice parents and their unbelievably monstrous daughter from the phenomenal bestselling author David Walliams.

Secret Seven: Mystery of the Theatre Ghost

Secret Seven: Mystery of the Theatre Ghost

Author: Pamela Butchart, Enid Blyton Illustrator: Tony Ross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/02/2019

A second, action-packed Secret Seven adventure by prize-winning author Pamela Butchart, brilliantly illustrated by Tony Ross. The Secret Seven are excited to be chosen as extras in a local play, but during the opening performances things go seriously wrong. Could someone be trying to sabotage the production? The cast and crew are adamant that a theatre ghost must be causing the mysterious accidents, but the Seven aren't convinced. It's up to the gang and their spaniel Scamper to find out who is really behind the mischief - and why! Set in the same world and time as the original stories by Enid Blyton, both Mystery of the Skull and this fantastic new book satisfyingly extend the series for fans old and new. Both stories are brought to life by Tony Ross's brilliant illustrations throughout. Join the Secret Seven for more mystery, excitement, friendship and FUN than ever before! Read all 15 stories in the original Secret Seven series ... Also look out for Secret Seven Brain Games - a fun and tricky puzzle book! * Enid Blyton (R), The Secret Seven (R) and Enid Blyton's signature are registered trade marks of Hodder & Stoughton Limited. No trade mark or copyrighted material may be reproduced without the express written permission of the trade mark and copyright owner.

Geronimo

Geronimo

Author: David Walliams Illustrator: Tony Ross Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/11/2018

The brand-new HEARTWARMINGLY HILARIOUS children's picture book from NUMBER ONE bestselling David Walliams. Illustrated by artistic genius Tony Ross. Meet Geronimo - the baby penguin who has one dream and one dream only - and that is to fly! But everyone knows penguins can't fly... or can they? With a little help from his dad and friends, baby Geronimo discovers that even the wildest of dreams can come true. A delightfully topsy-turvy book with an uplifting message about following your dreams - another blockbusting classic from David Walliams and Tony Ross! There are lots of funny pictures of penguins in this book, but please note any mention of 'free' penguins on the back cover is a joke and as such should be taken lightly.

The Ice Monster

The Ice Monster

Author: David Walliams Illustrator: Tony Ross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/11/2018

From No. 1 bestselling children's author David Walliams comes his biggest and most epic adventure! Illustrated by the artistic genius Tony Ross. This is the story of a ten-year-old orphan and a 10,000-year-old mammoth... Read all about it! Read all about it! ICE MONSTER FOUND IN ARCTIC! When Elsie, an orphan on the streets of Victorian London, hears about the mysterious Ice Monster - a woolly mammoth found at the North Pole - she's determined to discover more... A chance encounter brings Elsie face to face with the creature, and sparks the adventure of a lifetime - from London to the heart of the Arctic! Heroes come in all different shapes and sizes in David Walliams' biggest and most epic adventure yet!

Bah! Humbug!

Bah! Humbug!

Author: Michael Rosen Illustrator: Tony Ross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2018

This Christmas, join Michael Rosen and Tony Ross with their unforgettable retelling of Charles Dickens' beloved classic. In a school theatrical production of A Christmas Carol , the boy who plays Scrooge is extra nervous because his very busy father is in the audience. However, it's likely his father won't stay for the duration, due to business. As always. Will the classic story's message of Christmas cheer and family love reach his father's distracted heart?

The T-Rex Who Lost His Specs!

The T-Rex Who Lost His Specs!

Author: Jeanne Willis Illustrator: Tony Ross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2018

Meet the accident-prone T-Rex. First he loses his glasses, then he has one disaster after another: he can't tell his breakfast toast from a slipper, then he mistakes a prehistoric owl for his bath towel! A laugh-out-loud tale from legendary picture book duo Willis and Ross. Praise for Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross: Rhyming books don't get better than Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross The i Paper

The Nights Before Christmas

The Nights Before Christmas

Author: Tony Ross Illustrator: Tony Ross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2018

This lavishly produced book is the perfect keepsake gift to treasure. Fully illustrated in colour throughout by acclaimed illustrator Tony Ross, The Nights Before Christmas has twenty-four classic festive tales, songs and stories to read throughout Advent or keep as a family Christmas anthology. There are festive extracts from much-loved books including A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, Little Women by Louisa May Alcott and The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame; yuletide poems ('A Visit from St. Nicholas') and carols ('Good King Wenceslas'), together with traditional tales from Hans Christian Andersen and the Brothers Grimm. This is the ultimate gift for Christmas.

Horrid Henry Ghosts and Ghouls

Horrid Henry Ghosts and Ghouls

Author: Francesca Simon Illustrator: Tony Ross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/09/2018

What has mummies and monsters, bogey babysitters and demon dinner ladies? It can only be a Horrid Henry Halloween story collection! In fact, it's Henry's spookiest collection yet, filled with his most hilariously horrid and frighteningly funny adventures. Featuring: Horrid Henry and the Mummy's Curse Horrid Henry and the Demon Dinner Lady Horrid Henry and the Bogey Babysitter Horrid Henry Casts a Spell Horrid Henry and the Fangmangler Horrid Henry and the Monster Movie

Gruesome Ghosts

Gruesome Ghosts

Author: Barbara Mitchelhill Illustrator: Tony Ross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

Damian Drooth, the one-of-a-kind detective hero, is back. Criminals beware! Damian is fascinated when the new girl at school says that her grandparents' house is haunted. As the local specialist detective, it is up to Damian to solve the mystery! He agrees to spend a night in the house to see the ghostly figures for himself - but all is not what it seems . . . Packed with rib-tickling pictures from Tony Ross, this is perfect for newly confident young readers of 6 and up!

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry and the Zombie Vampire

Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry and the Zombie Vampire

Author: Francesca Simon Illustrator: Tony Ross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/08/2018

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Henry's class are on a spooky school trip to the local museum, but could there be a terrifying zombie vampire on the loose? Henry soon has his classmates believing Miss Battle-Axe and Miss Lovely might be scarier than they seem . . . A hilarious and horrid Early Reader from bestselling author Francesca Simon, and illustrator Tony Ross.

Spycatcher

Spycatcher

Author: Barbara Mitchelhill Illustrator: Tony Ross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/08/2018

Damian Drooth, the one-of-a-kind detective hero, is back. Criminals beware! Damian Drooth decides to help a friendly old man who believes that his precious and hard-won inventions are being ripped off by an unscrupulous neighbour. Naturally the meeting of Young Inventors is a good place to start - and using all his cunning, Damian is out to uncover the bad guy . . . Packed with rib-tickling pictures from Tony Ross, this is perfect for newly confident young readers of 6 and up!

Boogie Bear

Boogie Bear

Author: David Walliams Illustrator: Tony Ross Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 26/07/2018

From Number One bestselling author David Walliams comes a hilarious and heartwarming picture book, brilliantly illustrated by the artistic genius, Tony Ross, and read by the author himself. This book and CD edition comes with audio read by the author himself! Up at the North Pole, a big furry polar bear is swimming, fishing and eating. But when she nods off and finds herself far from home, she thinks things can't get any worse. But they can... Much worse! An outrageously funny picture book with an incredibly heartwarming message about celebrating difference - in all its forms.

Horrid Henry School's Out

Horrid Henry School's Out

Author: Francesca Simon Illustrator: Tony Ross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/06/2018

School's out so have a super summer with Horrid Henry! A great value collection of six favourite Horrid Henry summer stories in one book, with loads of fun activities at the back to keep boredom away. Join Henry as he creates havoc at the swimming pool, goes on stage at the coolest concert ever, and faces Moody Margaret in the battle of the Purple Hand Gang vs The Secret Club -- plus much, much more! Featuring: Horrid Henry and the Secret Club Horrid Henry and the Mega-Mean Time Machine Horrid Henry and the Swimming Lesson Horrid Henry Reads a Book Horrid Henry and the Pirate Party Horrid Henry Rocks