Amazing Machines by Tony Mitton

Amazing Machines

Written by Tony Mitton

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A Picture Book for kids that love Vehicles.

Join a wacky animal crew for an action-packed tour of four amazing machines. Scoop and shovel with a dazzling digger, zoom to the moon in a roaring rocket and race to the rescue aboard a flashing fire engine. Last stop is a terrific train as it clickety-clacks down the track.


Amazing Machines by Tony Mitton

This book features playful rhyming text, brilliantly bold art and a helpful picture dictionary that make learning about machines more fun than ever before.

About the Author

Tony Mitton

Tony Mitton was born in 1951 in North Africa, the son of a soldier. Until he was 9 he lived mostly in Africa, Germany and Hong Kong. He went to state boarding school in Suffolk and went on to do an English Literature degree at Cambridge University. He then trained to be an English teacher before making the switch to primary school teaching.

Tony worked as a primary school teacher between the ages of 25 to 49, but for the last 13 years of that period he taught part-time. During that period he began to spend 2 or 3 days a week working at his writing, and wrote poems and stories for school reading books and also for trade market books. He now writes full-time and visits lots of schools, libraries and events to talk about his work.

He lives in a small house in the middle of Cambridge with his wife and two children, and a cat called Tiggy, who is definitely one of the family. Tony likes Cambridge but he and his wife often wish they'd settled somewhere where there are better places for walking, like cliffs and hills with good views of the landscape.

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Macmillan Children's Books

Publication date

29th May 2009




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