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Tony Mitton

  • 5 stars across 147 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.
1st October 2020

Snow Ghost: The Most Heartwarming Picture Book of the Year

Snow Ghost came whispering out of the air, "Oh, for a home to be happy - but where?" Flying through the... MoreSnow Ghost: The Most Heartwarming Picture Book of the Year

(15 reviews) Review
25th August 2005

Spookyrumpus

A Halloween classic with a brand-new colourful and creepy cover...Bong! Goes the bell in the rickety tower,Twelve times ... MoreSpookyrumpus

(14 reviews) Review
5th May 2016

Bumpus Jumpus Dinosaurumpus

A hilarious rhyming story, filled with dancing dinosaurs! From Tony Mitton and the artist behind the bestselling Giraffe... MoreBumpus Jumpus Dinosaurumpus

(14 reviews) Review
5th October 2017

A Christmas Carol

This classic seasonal tale of self-discovery has become one of Charles Dickens's most famous and best-loved works. On ... MoreA Christmas Carol

(8 reviews) Review
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... MoreAmazing Machines: Flashing Fire Engines

(7 reviews) Review
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... MoreJolly Olly Octopus

(7 reviews) Review
1st 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 ... MoreThe Jungle Run

(6 reviews) Review
1st January 2007

Tough Trucks

Kids will delight in reading about their favorite trucks, including transport trucks, dump trucks, fire engines, and meg... MoreTough Trucks

(5 reviews) Review
1st October 2007

Amazing Machines: Terrific Trains

Clickety clack down the track in this picture book with playful art, animal passengers and a brilliant picture dictionar... MoreAmazing Machines: Terrific Trains

(5 reviews) Review
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... MoreAmazing Machines: Dazzling Diggers

(5 reviews) Review
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