Synopses & Reviews
Cruise down the street with some wacky animal drivers in this cheerful picture book all about cars. Lively wordplay, vibrant art, plus a visual dictionary, make this title a must have for bookshelves everywhere. Available for the first time in paperback, this book is filled with lively rhyming text by the award-winning poet Tony Mitton that perfectly complements Ant Parker's bold, bright illustrations. A picture dictionary identifying car parts builds vocabulary and makes learning about cars exciting and fun.
Tough Trucks"The set should be just the ticket for the nursery school market."—Childrens Literature
From luxury limousines to speedy sports cars, Amazing Machines: Cool Cars features a wide variety of automobiles-- all driven by kooky animal characters. Lively rhyming text by the award-winning poet Tony Mitton perfectly complements Ant Parker's bold, bright illustrations. A picture dictionary identifying car parts builds vocabulary and makes learning about cars even more fun.
About the Author
Tony Mitton is a widely anthologized children's poet, as well as a teacher and performing poet. His Royal Raps won the 1997 Nottinghamshire Libraries/Dillons Children's Book Award. His recent collection of poetry, "Plum," won the Publishers Weekly 2003 Cuffies Award for Best Book of Poetry. Tony teamed with illustrator Ant Parker on several books, including Dazzling Diggers, Roaring Rockets, and Terrific Trains. Ant Parker 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 titles include Charlie the Chicken and Desmond the Dog.