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 Smaries 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. A major animated series of Tony Ross's Little Princess is curently showing on Channel 5's Milkshake. He lives in Oxfordshire.
A simple story effectively illustrated, capturing all the contrariness of small children whose most passionate desires are often thwarted by adults.
Great stuff this, with much fun to be shared equally between children and parents.
Ideal for three to seven-year-olds.
This 1989 book’s reissue is worth mentioning. The text and illustrations are in a coloured pencil style that matched the irrepressible character of Jessy.