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Tony Ross

  • 5 stars across 518 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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    19th May 2016

    The World's Worst Children

    From the world's favourite author, David Walliams - ten cautionary tales and a delightfully dreadful cast of character... More

    (110 reviews)
    24th October 2016

    The Midnight Gang

    Welcome to the Midnight Gang! Midnight is the time when all children are fast asleep, except of course for... the Midn... More

    (73 reviews)
    28th February 2013

    Gangsta Granny

    Another hilarious and moving novel from David Walliams, number one bestseller and fastest growing children's author in... More

    (65 reviews)
    2nd November 2017

    Bad Dad

    Read David Walliams' latest bestselling children's book, Bad Dad , a fast and furious adventure for ... More

    (31 reviews)
    6th October 2016

    There's A Snake In My School!

    From Number One bestselling picture book duo, David Walliams and Tony Ross, comes this ssssspectacularly funny picture... More

    (29 reviews)
    6th November 2018

    The Ice Monster

    From No. 1 bestselling children's author, David Walliams comes his biggest and most epic adventure yet! Illustrated by... More

    (22 reviews)
    27th April 2015

    The Slightly Annoying Elephant

    The number one bestselling picture book, now available in paperback... What's big, blue, bossy, and turn... More

    (20 reviews)
    21st February 2019


    The new children's book from No. 1 bestselling author David Walliams - a deliciously daft Tall Story of a child who had ... More

    (20 reviews)
    20th July 2015

    The First Hippo on the Moon

    Number one bestselling author David Walliams presents this explosively funny space adventure for children of 3 and up.... More

    (18 reviews)
    12th January 2017

    The Bear Who Went Boo!

    From Number One bestselling picture book duo, David Walliams and Tony Ross, comes this bear-illiantly funny adventure ... More

    (14 reviews)
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