Tony Ross was born in London and trained at the Liverpool School of Art. He has worked as a cartoonist, graphic designer, and art director of an advertising agency. He is now considered to be one of the finest children's illustrators in the country. He won the German Children's Book Prize for I'm Coming to Get You. Dr Xargle's Book of Earth Tiggerswas shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medaland Tadpole's Promisewon the Silver medal in the Smaries Prize2003. He was the British choice for the Andersen Medal 2004.