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Tony Ross

Perhaps best known for being the illustrator of Francesca Simon's Horrid Henry books, Tony Ross is also a very talented children's author in his own right. Born on 10 August, 1938 in London, Tony grew up dreaming of working with horses and ended up going into teaching after working as an art director.

Tony drew cartoons for magazines including Punch during his early career and has actually illustrated more than 800 books for authors including Roald Dahl and Michael Palin. His own stories about The Little Princess started with I Want My Potty in 1986. A popular series covering many first concepts, it has been adapted into a hit animated TV show. Tony now lives in Cheshire.



Tony Ross Books

  • The Shakespeare Stories Collection - 16 Books - Collection - 9781408313053 - Andrew Matthews & Tony Ross
    NSHK 7 years +
    7 years +
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    It's now over 400 years since the Bard died and his work still remains just as relevant and compelling today. Boasting 16 of William Shakespeare's most popular and enduring plays, this collection contains rewritten versions of all his most well-known tales.

    From the tragedy of Macbeth to the humour of Much Ado About Nothing, this superb collection of paperbacks makes an excellent introduction to Shakespeare for younger readers.

    The tales have been retold using accessible language and with the help of Tony Ross's engaging black-and-white illustrations, each play is vividly brought to life, allowing these culturally enriching stories to be shared with as wide an audience as possible.

    Format: paperback
    Please note that although these books are suitable for children aged 9 and over to enjoy independently, the themes they cover mean they may be considered more suitable for shared reading with children aged 7 plus.
  • The Little Princess Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781783448210 - Tony Ross
    LTPN 3 years +
    3 years +
    (1)
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    Written by Tony Ross, the Little Princess stories are full of tears, tantrums, smiles and silliness and widely considered modern-day classics.

    Throughout the books, The Little Princess learns how to 'play' the trumpet; doesn't want to comb her hair; and decides she's going to keep a tadpole.

    Fun, anarchic and endearing, these bright and bold books have perfectly pitched messages for young children to learn from.

    Format: paperback
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    Young children and babies will love interacting with these fun action rhymes, including This Little Piggy, Incy Wincy Spider, Pat-a-Cake, Two Little Dicky Birds and One, Two, Buckle My Shoe. This is a wonderful book to share, plus download the QR code so that you can listen along!
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    When a centipede trips over, and hurts his foot, the only thing for him to do is obtain a set of shoes for all of his feet ...That is a lot of shoes! Now it could take him longer to get dressed than to do anything else. So, after a rethink, he shares his shoes amongst various neighbours: beetles, spiders, earwigs and other creatures. Count up the number of feet, and find out whether he manages to get rid of all his shoes! (Do you think he started with 100 in the beginning?)
  • The Little Princess's Big Bookshelf Collection - 20 Books - Collection - 9781783444403 - Tony Ross
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    3 years +
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    This big and beautiful boxed collection includes a selection of 20 royal reads starring the Little Princess - a character who has many exciting adventures as she explores her independence.

    Full of familiar situations - I Don't Want to Go to Bed; I Want My Dummy; I Want My Mum - the books are perfect like a princess for children aged 3 and over.

    Written and illustrated by Tony Ross (the man responsible for the artwork in the Horrid Henry books), it's another bumper book collection at an unbelievable Book People price.
  • ATGHO Babies
    Babies
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    This is a perfect introduction to fairy tales for little ones! This abridged classic features bright, fun illustrations and a sturdy board format with tabs to make it easy for little hands to turn the pages. You can discover the adventure that happens after Jack swaps the family cow for some rather magical beans.
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    Goldilocks is walking through the woods one day when she smells some delicious porridge...This sturdy board book contains an abridged version of the classic fairy tale and is great for sharing with the very youngest of children. Enjoy Tony Ross' bright illustrations as you follow the adventures of Goldilocks and find out what happens when the three bears come home from their walk!
  • ANHUS Toddlers
    Toddlers
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    Young children and babies will love singing along with these fun playtime rhymes, including Ring-a-Ring o' Roses, Jack and Jill, Polly Put the Kettle On, Humpty Dumpty and One, Two, Three, Four, Five. This is a wonderful book to share, and download the QR code so that you can listen along!
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    Young children and babies will love these lullaby bedtime rhymes, including Hey, Diddle Diddle, Rock-a-Bye Baby, Diddle Diddle Dumpling, Wee Willie Winkie and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. This is a wonderful book to share, plus download the QR code so that you can listen along!
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    -Grandma, how big your teeth are!- This sturdy board book contains an abridged version of the classic fairy tale and is great for sharing with the very youngest of children. Enjoy Tony Ross' bright illustratiions as you follow the adventures of the Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf! Includes a QR link to free audio reading of the story.
  • No. 1 Boy Detective Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781783446506 - Barbara Michelhill & Tony Ross
    BYDT 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Damian Drooth is a super sleuth, a number 1 detective and a boy who has a nose for trouble... He's determined to clean up the world so criminals better beware!

    First up, Damian finds himself caught up in the glamorous world of film-making. However, he realises it's a den of deceit and he's going to need all his skills, wits and cunning to keep out of trouble and save Trixibelle, the daughter of a crazy, mega-rich director.

    Written by Barbara Mitchelhill and with illustrations by Tony Ross, these are rib-tickling reads for children aged 7 and over.
    Format: paperback
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    "I'll huff and I'll puff and I'll blow your house down!" But can the little pigs get the better of the wolf in the end? This sturdy board book contains an abirdged version of the classic fairy tale and is great for sharing with the very youngest of children. Enjoy Tony Ross' bright illustrations as you follow the adventures of the three little pigs and find out what happens to the wolf!
  • AUOZM 3 years +
    3 years +
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    On one side of the mountain a wolf lives in the lap of luxury - on the other side lives a boy called Harry. Whenever Harry is made to do anything he doesn't like (such as washing or playing the violin), he distracts people by crying, 'Wolf!' even though the wolf is nowhere to be seen. Then one day the wolf really does jump out at Harry, except this time when Harry cries 'Wolf!' nobody takes any notice...This is a hilarious and quirky retelling of a famous fable, with an unexpected ending!
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    Rosie the not-so-little princess has always loved Gilbert, her royal teddy bear. But she feels she's a bit too old for him now and decides to stop playing with him. But then Gilbert goes missing and has a very strange adventure indeed. Will Rosie ever get her teddy back? These young fiction colour readers take Tony Ross' beloved Little Princess to a whole new audience. The text appears in short blocks around full-colour illustrations, and is divided into short chapters, making it perfect for new readers.
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    3 years +
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    Pirate, doctor or famous explorer... Dress-up and decorate with over 200 stickers, plus play along with activities on every page. Super sticker fun for little royals with busy imaginations.
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    "Where is my dummy? I WANT MY DUMMY!"shrieks the Little Princess when the royal dummy mysteriously disappears, yet again. Wherever the King, Queen and courtiers hide her dummy, she always finds it even in the strangest of places ...Will she ever give it up?
  • AQWNY 3 years +
    3 years +
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    Every bedtime the King tells the Little Princess a story before she falls asleep. When he's away on royal business, everyone tries to make up a bedtime story for the Little Princess, but no one is as good as her dad. Finally the palace maid has an idea...Little Princess can discover stories to read to herself at bedtime, in the palace library!
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    3 years +
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    Do fairies really exist? Bessie doesn't think so. But then she meets the mysterious Mrs. Leaf and so begins a life-long friendship. As time passes Bessie starts to wonder if she might have been wrong about fairies, after all...
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    The Little Princess is going camping. Everyone offers to help her, but she won't hear of it. 'I want to do it by myself!' she insists. And so, she sets off all by herself to find a beautiful place to camp. When she arrives, she realizes there are a few things she has forgotten. Perhaps she could have done with a little help, after all. But fortunately for the Little Princess, the forgotten items mysteriously appear when her back is turned, as if by magic...
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    When Rita's mum refuses to get her a pet, Rita goes to the zoo and soon returns with a rhinoceros in tow...But keeping a pet rhino a secret in a small flat and taking care of him, prove to be much trickier than she ever imagined!
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    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 she does eventually go to bed. But when the King goes in to kiss her goodnight, her bed is empty again! Where can she be? "Hilarious and a godsend to parents." (Guardian).
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    Nellie has a pretty nose. It is so pretty that she is given a part in the Christmas play. But then, Nellie picks her nose and learns why grown-ups always tell you not to!
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    Young children and babies will love interacting with these classic animal rhymes, inlcuding Baa Baa Black Sheep, Mary Had a Little Lamb, Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat, Sing a Song of Sixpence and Old Mother Hubbard. This is a wonderful book to share, plus download the QR code so that you can listen along!
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    3 years +
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    The Little Princess is putting on a puppet show in her new puppet theatre. But as she goes about making the tickets and the refreshments, she doesn't notice her puppets getting more and more tangled. It's only as the curtain is about to raise that she sees what a state they're in! But, as they say, the show must go on...