Books

My Favourite Fairy Tale Board Book: Three Little Pigs

Tony Ross

"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!

My Favourite Fairy Tale Board Book: Red Riding Hood

Tony Ross

"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!

Lucinda Belinda Melinda McCool

Jeanne Willis (and others)

The most beautiful girl in the whole of the school is Lucinda Belinda Melinda McCool – but Lucinda Belinda felt it was her duty to guide all her friends in the subject of beauty. Lucinda becomes the scourge of family and friends, criticising big bottoms and moustaches (especially her grandma's) until everyone avoids her. So when Lucinda meets a monster in the forest, she decides it's her mission to make-over this scary creature. Unfortunately changing its outside does not change what's inside – as Lucinda Belinda discovers!

Our Kid

Tony Ross

"Go straightly to school, Our Kid," said Dad. But unless a fish-driven submarine, dinopirates and an elephant ride are the fastest way to school, Our Kid is not doing too well.

This tour-de-force from the legendary Tony Ross takes you on a journey to school like no other, and shows that sometimes the oddballs (especially of the goat variety) win the day!

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

Tony Ross (and others)

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's 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.

What's My Name? (The Not So Little Princess)

Wendy Finney (and others)

Perfect for inspiring reading confidence in young bookworms, these full-colour first readers will take Tony Ross's ever-popular Little Princess to a whole new audience.

The King and Queen realise they need to call the Little Princess by her real name now that she’s actually not so little any more. But there’s trouble ... the Princess’s real name is so awful that nobody can pluck up the courage to tell her what it is! The Princess is determined to find out her true name. But what will happen when she does...?

A multi award-winning TV series based on the books is currently airing on Milkshake daily and has sold to over 100 territories worldwide.

Barking for Bagels

Michael Rosen (and others)

Shnipp the dog loves to play fetch with Julie and Lara in the park, but she doesn't love their annoying laughs. So one day she decides to run off. It's not long before Shnipp finds a new life with Bessie the Bagel Lady, eating delicious bagels every day. But when she decides to finally head home, she discovers things aren't exactly the same as when she left...

Troll Stinks!

Jeanne Willis (and others)

Billy Goat and his best friend Cyril are messing about with the farmer's mobile phone, taking selfies and playing games... until they find the number for a troll. Their Grandpa Gruff says trolls are bad, so Billy and Cyril decide to get their own back by sending mean messages. After all, trolls really do stink! Don't they?

The Bath Monster

Colin Boyd (and others)

As your bath water drains down the plughole, that slurping sound is the Bath Monster – dirty bath water is his SECOND favourite food. No one wants to find out what his FIRST favourite food is… until Jackson decides he doesn't believe in the Bath Monster any more, and he is never going to have a bath again. Starving, the Bath Monster comes to see Jackson and it turns out his FIRST favourite food is… not little kids, but mud pies!

Goldilocks And The Three Bears

Tony Ross (and others)

This classic fairy tale is brought to life by the inimitable Tony Ross in a beautiful hardback edition of his first ever picture book, 40 years after it was published for the first time. Discover the story of mischievous Goldilocks and her adventures in the three bears' house through the glorious illustrations and charming text.

I Want a Bedtime Story!

Tony Ross

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!

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Tony Ross

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!

Jack and the Beanstalk

Tony Ross

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. Discover the adventure that happens after Jack swaps the family cow for some rather magical beans.

I Want a Friend!

Tony Ross

The Little Princess can't wait to start school! At first, she finds it difficult to make friends and she is left all alone. But she soon finds there are other children with no friends, and before she knows it she has more friends than she can count!

Boa's Bad Birthday

Jeanne Willis (and others)

It was Boa’s birthday.
It was going to be the best one ever.
Or so he hoped.

He invited his friends round.
They would all bring him wonderful presents.
Or would they?

A hilarious tale to encourage young children to accept presents gracefully, from the award-winning team of Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross.

Alice Through the Looking Glass

Lewis Carroll (and others)

"Oh, Kitty, if only we could get through into Looking-glass House!"

A perfect companion to last year's celebratory 150th anniversary edition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, once again we follow Alice's escapades with some of the most famous characters in literature, like Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee, in a world where nothing is ever quite as it seems. Perfectly capturing the humour and nonsense of the original story, this edition is carefully abridged for younger readers and gloriously illustrated by world-famous author and illustrator Tony Ross.

Bilal's Brilliant Bee

Michael Rosen (and others)

Bilal is terrified of The Test. He can't answer any of the questions!
But then Bumble the bee comes along, and he can answer any question you ask, even the really tricky ones. Then Bilal's granny suggests they go on the wildly popular TV quiz show, What's What? Win the Lot!
But what will happen if Bilal and Bumble do win the lot...?

A wonderfully bonkers and laugh-out loud funny story from dream team Rosen and Ross.

Slug Needs a Hug

Jeanne Willis (and others)

When it begins to bug slug that his mummy doesn’t hug him, he leaves home to find out why. Kitten suggests he should be furrier, so he puts on a woolly hat, while Bird suggests he needs a beak. Soon, Slug has a new look, will his mummy hug him now?

I Want My Mum!

Tony Ross

All day there had been disasters - the water pot went all over the latest painting; the Little Princess fell off the seesaw and banged her knee; and worst of all, there was a monster under the bed that night. The castle had been ringing with the constant shout of 'I Want My Mum!'. And Mum always knew exactly the right thing to sort out the problem. But the next day, the incorrigible Little Princess is taken to play with the Little Duchess - and will she miss her mum? Not if she's having a lot of fun! But as for the poor Queen, she does miss her little girl! This title will be perfect for Mother's Day.

Rita's Rhino

Tony Ross

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!

Biography

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.