Tony Mitton is an award-winning and popular children's poet. His Amazing Machines books are among Kingfisher's top sellers. Tony Mitton lives in Cambridge, England. Ant Parker is known for his distinctive, vibrant illustrations in books such as "Big Fish, Little Fish "which was adapted for BBC animated children's programming. He collaborated with Tony Mitton on the Amazing Machines, and lives in London, England.
School Library JournalMitton's tidily rhyming texts points out that "Black bears are good at climing/Just see how well they do./These bears are fetching insects/and pinecone nuts to chew.." . . Parker's illustrations give quick impressions of moose and gulper eels. Booklist[T]he rhymes can be quite clever and awfully amusing . . . cheerful ink-and-watercolor scenes [make] this ripe for point-and-find workouts. . . . [A] terrific choice for gearing up for a zoo trip, or just for children to meet a few unusual new animals from the comfort of home.