Tony Ross (born 10 August 1938) is a British illustrator and author of children's picture books. He wrote the Towser series which were later adapted into the television series. He is perhaps best known in the UK for illustrating such book series as Horrid Henry, Little Princess and several other books. For his contribution as a children's illustrator he was U.K. nominee for the biennial, international Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2004.