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Tony Mitton

  • 5 stars across 136 books
    Tony Mitton is the author of the bestselling Amazing Machines picture books. A popular children's author, his poetry book The Red and White Spotted Handkerchief was the winner of the 2000 Smarties Prize and whose Royal Raps won the 1997 Nottinghamshire Libraries/Dillons Children's Book Award. He has written a number of picture books including Bumpus Jumpus Dinosaurumpus and Down By the Cool of the Pool. His other titles include collections of poetry for older children. Ant Parker is the illustrator of the bestselling Amazing Machines picture books. He studied drawing and printing at the Bath Academy of Art in England and has taught papermaking, printing, and bookbinding workshops for children. Toddlers and parents around the globe have discovered the irresistible appeal of his wacky cartoon characters in Flashing Fire Engines, Terrific Trains, Dazzling Diggers, and Roaring Rockets. Other picture books illustrated by Ant include Charlie the Chicken and Desmond the Dog.
    28th August 2003

    Bumpus Jumpus Dinosaurumpus

    A read-aloud, rhyming picture book. Perfect for dinosaur fans! Shake, shake, shudder near the sludgy old ... More

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    1st July 2010

    Jolly Olly Octopus

    When Jolly Olly Octopus gets the giggles, it isn't long before the waves of bubbly laughter have spread to all his fri... More

    (6 reviews)
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    1st October 2007

    Amazing Machines: Terrific Trains

    A trio of wacky animals invite readers to hop aboard and learn all about trains. From steam trains to diesel trains, all... More

    (4 reviews)
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    4th June 2007

    Amazing Machines: Flashing Fire Engines

    Jump aboard the fire engine in this picture book with playful art, brave animal firefighters and a brilliant picture dic... More

    (4 reviews)
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    7th June 2012

    The Jungle Run

    Here come the animals, one by one. They're all getting ready for the Jungle Run. Cub turns up to take her ... More

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    5th March 1999

    Roaring Rockets

    In Roaring Rockets, a trio of animal astrona uts invite children to come along with them on a trip to the moon - making ... More

    (4 reviews)
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    1st October 2007

    Amazing Machines: Dazzling Diggers

    Get the scoop on diggers in this picture book with playful art, animal drivers and a brilliant picture dictionary. The e... More

    (3 reviews)
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    1st May 2014

    Amazing Machines: Amazing Aeroplanes: Amazing Machines 1

    From aeroplanes to fire engines, the internationally bestselling Amazing Machines series is the perfect way for presch... More

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    21st August 2006

    Super Submarines

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    1st July 2002

    Down By The Cool Of The Pool

    From the creators of the hugely popular Bumpus Jumpus Dinosaurumpus comes some poolside fun that will keep your ch... More

    (2 reviews)
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