Tony Ross

Tony Ross

  • 5 stars across 137 books
Tony Ross is a British illustrator and author, born in London on 29th September 1938. He is perhaps best known for the Little Princess books which he both writes and illustrates but he also illustrated the Horrid Henry books by Francesca Simon and more recently, he has illustrated David Walliams books such as The Midnight Gang

He trained at the Liverpool School of Art and has worked as a cartoonist, graphic designer, and art director of an advertising agency. His very first picture book was published by Andersen Press in 1976, and since then he has gone on to illustrate more than 1000 books. A TV adaptation of his much-loved Little Princess series is currently showing on Channel 5’s Milkshake. 

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2nd August 2012

I Want My Potty!

"Nappies are YUUECH!" said the little princess. "There must be something better!" At first the Little Princess thinks th... MoreI Want My Potty!

(32 reviews) Review
3rd February 2014

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

When Goldilocks sneaks into the three bears' cottage, no one seems to be home. But the bears soon return from their walk... MoreGoldilocks and the Three Bears

(23 reviews) Review
3rd May 2012

I Don't Want to Wash My Hands!

The Little Princess loves getting her hands dirty. The trouble is . . . she hates washing them. Until she learns all abo... MoreI Don't Want to Wash My Hands!

(18 reviews) Review
5th October 2017

I Want Snow!

When the Queen goes on a trip and sends back a photo of her feeding some penguins, Little Princess decides she wants sno... MoreI Want Snow!

(14 reviews) Review
5th March 2020

I Want a Bunny!

Little Princess visits a friend who has a rabbit, and comes home obsessed with getting one herself. She’s given a stick-... MoreI Want a Bunny!

(12 reviews) Review
2nd January 2014

I Don't Want to Go to Bed!

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 ar... MoreI Don't Want to Go to Bed!

(9 reviews) Review
1st June 2009

Alice Through the Looking-Glass

Walker Ilustrated Classics is a new series which brings together some of the best-loved stories ever told, illustrated b... MoreAlice Through the Looking-Glass

(5 reviews) Review
5th April 2018

I Want My Dinner!

The Little Princess wants her dinner! And her teddy, and her potty... Several tantrums later, she learns that good mann... MoreI Want My Dinner!

(5 reviews) Review
2nd July 2009

I Want Two Birthdays!

The Little Princess wants to have two birthdays, just like the Queen, which means twice as many presents every year! Wh... MoreI Want Two Birthdays!

(4 reviews) Review
5th August 2010

I Don't Want to Go to Hospital!

The Little Princess doesn't want to go to hospital, and does everything she can to avoid it. But when she is finally fo... MoreI Don't Want to Go to Hospital!

(3 reviews) Review
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