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Tony Ross

  • 5 stars across 138 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! (Little Princess)

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

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    5th October 2017

    I Want Snow! (Little Princess)

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

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    2nd January 2014

    I Don't Want to Go to Bed! (Little Princess)

    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 ... More

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    6th February 2014

    Drat that Cat!

    Suzy the cat is always getting into trouble much to the annoyance of her family. She can never do anything right! So Suz... More

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    6th November 2014

    Rita's Rhino

    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... More

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    6th September 2012

    My First Nursery Collection

    The collection includes forty-eight favourite nursery rhymes and eight timeless first nursery story classics: The Three... More

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    3rd May 2012

    I Don't Want to Wash My Hands! (Little Princess)

    The Little Princess loves getting her hands dirty. The trouble is ...she hates washing them. Until she learns all about ... More

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    7th June 2012

    I Want My Dummy! (Little Princess)

    "Where is my dummy? I WANT MY DUMMY!"shrieks the Little Princess when the royal dummy mysteriously disappears, yet again... More

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    2nd July 2009

    I Want Two Birthdays! (Little Princess)

    The Little Princess wants to have two birthdays, just like the Queen, which means twice as many presents every year! Whe... More

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    22nd February 2001

    I Want My Dummy!

    Where is my dummy? I WANT MY DUMMY!' shrieks the Little Princess when the royal dummy mysteriously disappears, yet again... More

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    1st April 2013

    I Want To Win!

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    1st January 2013

    The Boy Who Cried Wolf

    Children will love reading and listening to these timeless tales and their helpful morals, which have been brought to li... More

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    5th August 2010

    I Don't Want to Go to Hospital! (Little Princess)

    The Little Princess doesn't want to go to hospital, and does everything she can to avoid it. But when she is finally for... More

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    1st March 2012

    I Want a Party! (Little Princess)

    Bored, one day, the Little Princess decides she wants a party! Even though it's not Christmas or even her birthday yet, ... More

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    1st September 2011

    My Favourite Fairy Tales

    This humorous and imaginative collection of classic fairy tales is ideal for reading aloud to young children. The collec... More

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    4th February 2016

    I Want My Mum! (Little Princess)

    All day there had been disasters - the water pot went all over the latest painting; the Little Princess fell off the see... More

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    1st November 2012

    I Want a Boyfriend! (Little Princess)

    One day, the Little Princess decides she wants a boyfriend. After searching everywhere, Donald is proclaimed as the Roya... More

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    5th February 2007

    I Want a Friend

    The first day at school for Tony Ross' best loved chracter - the Little Princess! The Little Princess is tired of playin... More

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    17th September 2009

    My First Nursery Stories

    This is a must-have selection of timeless classics, brought gloriously to life by the award-winning Tony Ross. The colle... More

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    4th February 2010

    I Want a Sister! (Little Princess)

    When she is told that her parents are expecting a new addition to the family, the Little Princess immediately announces ... More

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    5th April 2018

    I Want My Dinner! (Little Princess)

    The Little Princess wants her dinner! And her teddy, and her potty. . . . Several tantrums later, she learns that good m... More

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    4th October 2018

    An Anty-War Story

    The only ant with his own name, Douglas is born into the wonderful Antworld and dreams of one day joining the line to hu... More

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    1st December 2010

    I Want a Cat

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    4th May 2006

    Dozy Mare

    A lazy horse will do nothing except stand still - except on Sundays, when she sits down. She won't 'giddy up' for the fa... More

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    24th February 1999

    The Little Princess

    Sara Crewe is a gifted and well-mannered child, and Captain Crewe, her father, is an extraordinary wealthy man. So Miss ... More

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    4th July 2013

    Prince Charmless

    Since the day he was born, nothing was good enough for Prince Charmless. From the moment he woke until the time he went ... More

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    28th March 1990

    This Old Man: A Musical Counting Book

    Young children discover the world of numbers as they sing along with the popular tune, This Old Man, and follow the litt... More

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    1st July 2010

    Monster Bed

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    1st July 2010

    Why

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    1st February 2007

    Can I Keep it?

    The Little Princess thinks her tiny tadpole is the best thing ever. She keeps him in a bowl next to her bed, topped up w... More

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    18th August 1994

    Little Princess Board Book - Bedtime

    Tony Ross has chosen vivid pastels to illustrate the new adventures of the Little Princess in four board books - Shapes,... More

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    18th August 1994

    Little Princess Board Book - Pets

    Tony Ross has chosen vivid pastels to illusrate the new adventures of the Little Princess in these four board books for ... More

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    18th August 1994

    Little Princess Board Book - Shapes

    Tony Ross has chosen vivid pastels to illustrate the new adventures of the Little Princess in these four board books for... More

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    1st June 2015

    Don't Do That!

    Nellie has a pretty nose. It is so pretty that she is given a part in the Christmas play. But then, Nellie picks her nos... More

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    5th August 2010

    I Want to Do It by Myself! (Little Princess)

    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!... More

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    2nd May 2013

    Early Reader: Tulsa and the Frog

    Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and ... More

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    3rd February 2003

    I Don't Want to Wash My Hands

    The seventh title in the popular series about the demanding Little Princess. The Little Princess wants to know why every... More

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    26th January 2015

    A Fairy Tale

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    7th May 1996

    I Want My Dinner

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    27th May 2010

    Super Dooper Jezebel

    Jezebel was perfect in every way. She was so perfect, she was called Super Dooper Jezebel. But she's so busy telling the... More

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    1st July 2015

    Early Reader: Tulsa Goes to the Ball

    Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and ... More

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    1st January 2015

    I Feel Sick! (Little Princess)

    The Little Princess is too sick to walk the dog and she's far too sick to go to school. But when she's invited to a part... More

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    1st May 2014

    I Want My Dinner! (Little Princess)

    The Little Princess needs to learn some manners but, several tantrums later, once she's mastered 'please' and 'thank you... More

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    6th March 2008

    Why?

    "Why?" is Lily's favourite word. She asks it all the time. Her dad tries to give her sensible answers but sometimes he j... More

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    1st March 2008

    I Don't Like Salad!

    The Little Princess has decided she doesn't like salad - especially tomatoes. But when she is given some seeds of her ow... More

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    1st March 2008

    I Want a Shop!

    When the Little Princess decides to open her own shop, it's a roaring success! The King and his courtiers are soon queui... More

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    6th March 2008

    I Don't Want to Comb My Hair!

    The Little Princess hates having her hair combed. There are always tangles and it always hurts! When the King agrees to ... More

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    6th March 2008

    I Want to Go to the Fair!

    The Little Princess is off to the fair! But in her excitement, she ends up hurting her foot. She's told she will have to... More

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    1st February 2007

    I Want My New Shoes!

    The Little Princess is determined not to put anything on her feet, until the Maid shows her a special box. The gleaming ... More

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    5th October 2006

    Is It Because...?

    A little boy is wondering why he is bullied by his classmate Peregrine Ffrogg. He asks himself various questions: 'Is it... More

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    3rd July 2008

    I Want My Puppets!

    The Little Princess is putting on a puppet show in her new puppet theatre. But as she goes about making the tickets and ... More

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    3rd July 2008

    I Want to Be Tall! (Little Princess)

    The Little Princess needs to rescue her space hopper from the apple tree, but she is just not tall enough! The only solu... More

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    3rd July 2008

    I Want to Be a Cavegirl!

    The Little Princess decides to become a cavegirl and live in a cave (well, the garden shed). Not only does she get to do... More

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    3rd July 2008

    I Want to Be a Pirate!

    The Little Princess has decided she wants to be a pirate, and nobody in the kingdom is safe. After all, pirates are naug... More

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    27th October 2007

    I Want My Light On! (Little Princess)

    "I'm not so much afraid of the DARK!" said the Little Princess. "I'm sort of more afraid of ghosts." Everyone insists th... More

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    1st April 2004

    Oscar Got the Blame

    It was Oscar's friend Billy who brought mud into the house, dressed the dog in Dad's clothes and put frogs in Granny's s... More

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    6th August 2015

    Where's Gilbert? (The Not So Little Princess)

    Rosie the Not-so-Little Princess has always loved Gilbert, her royal teddy bear. But she feels she's a bit too old for h... More

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    7th February 2013

    I Want My Tooth! (Little Princess)

    "Haven't I got wonderful teeth?" said the Little Princess. "ROYAL teeth!" said the King. The Little Princess has got won... More

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    2nd August 2012

    I Didn't Do It! (Little Princess)

    When things start going wrong around the castle everyone blames the Little Princess. No matter how much she cries, "I di... More

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    3rd March 2008

    I Want My Mum

    Increased format reissue of this funny story in Tony Ross's popular series about the Little Princess, who now appears in... More

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    1st January 1994

    Landscapes

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    1st January 1994

    Animals

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    3rd April 2014

    A Word in Your Ear

    A collection of creative stories from the imagination of Tony Ross. Inspired by memories from his wartime childhood and... More

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    15th September 2005

    Robin Hood All at Sea

    He may be the best outlaw in the forest but can Robin Hood make it as a fisherman? Find out in this hilarious fast-paced... More

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    1st June 1995

    Cai Gafodd y Bai

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    16th January 2006

    Encore I Want to be

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    5th July 2007

    I Want My Tent!: Little Princess Story Book

    The Little Princess wants to play camping, but she can't even get started. Every time she builds a tent, a grown-up step... More

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    4th October 2007

    I Want a Trumpet!

    When a new music box arrives at the castle and captures everyone's attention, the Little Princess decides to learn to pl... More

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    1st April 1994

    Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

    As he did with Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass, Tony Ross offers here an abridgement of Carroll's classic Alic... More

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    4th September 2006

    I Want My Dinner

    The hilarious Little Princess returns with more tears and tantrums in this humorous picture book of good manners. 'I wan... More

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    3rd September 2009

    My Favourite Nursery Rhymes

    In this work, classic rhymes are given a contemporary edge by Tony Ross's inimitable illustrations. The large type and f... More

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    3rd November 2011

    The Three Sillies

    Once upon a time, George, a handsome but sensible boy, falls in love with Jess, a pretty but silly girl. After meeting J... More

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    29th May 2003

    Centipede's 100 Shoes

    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 fe... More

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    4th October 2007

    I Want My Sledge!

    It's a beautiful winter's day at the castle and the Little Princess has found her old sledge to play on. She's having a ... More

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    5th July 2007

    Fun in the Sun: Little Princess Activity Book

    Hip hip hooray, it's a lovely day! The Little Princess and her friends are having fun outside in the sunshine. Childre... More

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    5th July 2007

    I Want to do Magic: Little Princess Sticker Book

    Abracadabra! The Little Princess is practising her magic tricks. Children will love adding stickers to the pages of this... More

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    5th July 2007

    I Don't Want a Cold!: Little Princess Story Book

    It's the day of the royal picnic! The Little Princess has been looking forward to it for ages. When she wakes up that mo... More

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    30th September 2010

    Don't Do That!

    Nellie has a pretty nose. It is so pretty that she is given a part in the Christmas play. But then, Nellie picks her n... More

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    6th August 2009

    Naughty Nigel

    Naughty Nigel pretends to be deaf so that he can play tricks on his parents. When told to get his hat he settles down to... More

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    2nd April 2009

    I Want to Go Home! (Little Princess)

    The Little Princess has been moved to a new castle, where there is lots more room! But she just wants to go home to the ... More

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    2nd October 2008

    I Want My Sledge!

    It's a beautiful winter's day at the castle and the Little Princess has found her old sledge to play on. She's having a ... More

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    7th July 2016

    I Want a Friend! (Little Princess)

    The Little Princess can't wait to start school! At first, she finds it difficult to make friends and she is left all alo... More

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    4th April 2013

    I Want to Be! (Little Princess)

    Now that the Little Princess can use her potty, she decides it is time to grow up and be something. Her family and frien... More

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    18th June 2015

    Animal Rhymes (My Favourite Nursery Rhymes Board Book)

    Young children and babies will love interacting with these classic animal rhymes, inlcuding Baa Baa Black Sheep, Mary Ha... More

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    1st December 2015

    I Want a Bedtime Story! (Little Princess)

    Every bedtime the King tells the Little Princess a story before she falls asleep. When he's away on royal business, ever... More

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    18th June 2015

    Action Rhymes (My Favourite Nursery Rhymes Board Book)

    Young children and babies will love interacting with these fun action rhymes, including This Little Piggy, Incy Wincy Sp... More

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    1st August 2014

    Bedtime Rhymes (My Favourite Nursery Rhymes Board Book)

    Young children and babies will love these lullaby bedtime rhymes, including Hey, Diddle Diddle, Rock-a-Bye Baby, Diddle ... More

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    7th May 2015

    Playtime Rhymes (My Favourite Nursery Rhymes Board Book)

    Young children and babies will love singing along with these fun playtime rhymes, including Ring-a-Ring o' Roses, Jack a... More

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    17th June 2016

    Alice Through the Looking Glass

    "Oh, Kitty, if only we could get through into Looking-glass House!" A perfect companion to last year's celebratory 150t... More

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    7th July 2016

    Goldilocks and the Three Bears (My Favourite Fairy Tales Board Book)

    Goldilocks is walking through the woods one day when she smells some delicious porridge... This sturdy board book cont... More

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    7th July 2016

    Jack and the Beanstalk (My Favourite Fairy Tales Board Book)

    This is a perfect introduction to fairy tales for little ones! This abridged classic features bright, fun illustrations ... More

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    15th March 2004

    Dwi Eisiau Mam!

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    1st September 2016

    Goldilocks And The Three Bears

    This classic fairy tale is brought to life by the inimitable Tony Ross in a beautiful hardback edition of his first ever... More

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    1st March 2016

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

    The King and Queen realise they need to call the Little Princess by her real name now that she's actually not so little ... More

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    1st June 2016

    The Not So Little Princess: Best Friends

    The not so little Princess, Rosie, is growing up! Being a princess, she always has to entertain new friends and she neve... More

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    4th May 2017

    Our Kid

    "Go straightly to school, Our Kid," said Dad. But unless a fish-driven submarine, dinopirates and an elephant ride are t... More

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    6th April 2017

    Where's Gilbert? (The Not So Little Princess)

    Rosie the Not-so-Little Princess has always loved Gilbert, her royal teddy bear. But she feels she's a bit too old for h... More

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    6th July 2017

    Red Riding Hood (My Favourite Fairy Tales Board Book)

    "Grandma, how big your teeth are!" This sturdy board book contains an abridged version of the classic fairy tale and i... More

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    6th July 2017

    Three Little Pigs (My Favourite Fairy Tales Board Book)

    "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... More

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    7th September 2017

    I Don't Want to Wash My Hands! (Little Princess)

    The Little Princess loves getting her hands dirty. The trouble is, she hates washing them. Until she learns all about th... More

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    4th June 2007

    I Want My Dummy

    New format, reissue in the phenomenally best-selling Little Princess series. The royal dummy keeps mysteriously disappea... More

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    5th February 2007

    I Want To Be

    New format, reissue in the phenomenally best-selling Little Princess series. What does the feisty Little Princess want t... More

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    24th May 1993

    Silly Tails

    Why is it that no one has ever heard vegetables talk? You see, it all started back in the days when the vegetables lived... More

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    5th April 2018

    I Want My Tooth! (Little Princess)

    The Little Princess has a royal set of sparkling white teeth--she brushes them religiously and she eats the right food. ... More

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    1st April 2010

    Jack and the Giant Killer

    Jack's father likes to go witch-hunting. One night his son decides to follow him into the woods, where he's in for a big... More

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    21st September 2001

    The Happy Rag

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    1st April 2002

    Big, Bad Barney Bear

    Moose takes a job on a building site, and finds that the best shovel, the biggest mug, and most comfy chair all belong t... More

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    10th January 2008

    Im Coming to Get You!

    After wreaking havoc on the planets of its own galaxy, a hungry monster sets off in its spaceship for a pretty blue plan... More

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    1st August 2014

    My First Nursery Rhymes Board Book Collection

    Four Nursery Rhyme board books in one handy package! Action Rhymes, Animal Rhymes, Bedtime Rhymes, Playtime Rhymes Shrin... More

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    1st October 2008

    Horrid Henry's Spooky Surprise

    HORRID HENRY AND THE BOGEY BABYSITTER and HORRID HENRY'S MIGHTY JOKE BOOK gift pack with a customised Halloween treat.... More

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    1st October 1998

    How Earth Was Made

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    29th April 1999

    How Men and Women Were Made

    The Creation Myths series presents creation stories from all over the world, retold and illustrated by a popular childre... More

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    3rd May 2018

    I Want My Dad! (Little Princess)

    The Little Princess is jealous - all her friends' dads can do amazing things. The Cook bakes delicious cakes: the King b... More

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    11th November 2015

    I Want a Bedtime Story!

    Every bedtime the King tells the Little Princess a story before she falls asleep. When he's away on royal business, ever... More

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    7th June 2018

    Little Princess Dressing Up! Sticker Activity Book

    Pirate, doctor or famous explorer... Dress-up and decorate with over 400 stickers, plus play along with activities on ev... More

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    16th January 1992

    Mrs Goat And Her Seven Little Kids

    A recreation of a Grimm story with its duel between the swaggering, wily wolf and the cheeky youngest kid.... More

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    30th March 1991

    Michael

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    23rd January 2003

    What Did I Look Like When I Was A Baby?

    All the creatures ask their parent What did I look like when I was a baby?. The baboon learns he was a right little monk... More

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    1st October 2010

    A Little Princess Treasury

    This is an enticing compendium of puzzles and fourteen of the most popular "Little Princess" classic stories, including ... More

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    1st March 2007

    Nicky

    A little girl is terrified of going to school: "I won't know anyone ...School dinners will make me sick ...the teachers ... More

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    5th March 2009

    I Want a Story!

    Three hilarious Little Princess stories in one, makes for three times the fun! Join the Little Princess on her adventure... More

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    7th March 2019

    I Want a Bunny! (Little Princess)

    Little Princess visits a friend who has a rabbit, and comes home obsessed with getting one herself. She's given a stick-... More

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    2nd May 2019

    I Want My Dad! (Little Princess)

    The Little Princess is jealous - all her friends' dads can do amazing things. The Cook bakes delicious cakes: the King b... More

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