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Tony Ross

Tony Ross

Tony Ross is the author and illustrator of over fifty children’s books. He lives in Cheshire, England.

Tony Ross

Where did you grow up? London and Liverpool, UK

What is your earliest memory of writing/drawing?
Scribbling on the bedroom wall.

What inspired you to write/illustrate your first book?
Seemed a nice thing to do.

Do you use your childhood as inspiration?
Yes.

What books from your childhood have most influenced your work? What about adult titles?
Rupert Bear, Just William, Pooh, Don Quixote.

What are your hobbies and interests besides reading and books?
The wild west. The Napoleonic Wars.

Who are a couple of your favorite author/illustrators? What is it about their work that inspires and interests you?
David McKee-his stories.
Tomi UNgerer-his drawings.

What one or two words of advice would you give for young authors/illustrators?
Don't give up.

Centipede's One Hundred Shoes

Holt Books for Young Readers
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

Have fun with numbers in this hilarious new picture book by master storyteller and illustrator Tony Ross.

"One hundred shoes, please!" said the little centipede. "Fifty left ones, and fifty...

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Susan Laughs

Susan Laughs

Holt Books for Young Readers
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

Susan laughs, she sings. she rides, she swings.
She gets angry, she gets sad, she is good, she is bad...

Told in rhyme, this story follows Susan through a series of familiar...

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