Books by Tony Mitton

THE JUNGLE RUN by Tony Mitton
Released: June 1, 2012

"Fun for one or two reads, but, unlike Cub, it probably won't have much staying power. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Free-spirited artwork with colors of psychedelic intensity smooths the rather fitful nature of this race through the jungle. Read full book review >
THE STORYTELLER’S SECRETS by Tony Mitton
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: June 8, 2010

Twins Toby and Tess live with their mother in a cottage by the village green, and she sends them out with a picnic lunch to sit beneath the huge old chestnut tree. Read full book review >

POETRY
Released: April 1, 2010

The team of Mitton and Chapman present dinosaur lovers with another collection of poems (Gnash, Gnaw, Dinosaur!, 2009). Read full book review >

POETRY
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

While seemingly light fare at first glance, Mitton's rhyming verses impart a fair amount of information about their dinosaur subjects, reflecting their behavior, food and eating habits and habitats. Read full book review >

A VERY CURIOUS BEAR by Tony Mitton
ANIMALS
Released: April 28, 2009

Parents not eager to answer incessant "why" questions from their toddlers may wish to stay away from this existential tale about curiosity. Read full book review >

FARMER JOE AND THE MUSIC SHOW by Tony Mitton
ANIMALS
Released: April 15, 2009

Mitton's modest, if mildly agreeable, contribution to the barnyard-hoedown genre opens with a bad case of malaise on Farmer Joe's spread. Read full book review >

PLAYFUL LITTLE PENGUINS by Tony Mitton
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Playful little penguins coming out today / looking for their furry friends . . . Read full book review >

ALL AFLOAT ON NOAH’S BOAT! by Tony Mitton
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2007

When the animals on the ark become bored and irritable, quick-thinking Noah proposes a talent show to give their energies an outlet. Read full book review >

COOL CARS by Tony Mitton
THINGS THAT GO
Released: June 16, 2005

Enhancing the Amazing Machines series aimed at preschoolers, Mitton deals with the vehicles that kids and adults use every day. Read full book review >

RIDDLEDY PIGGLEDY by Tony Mitton
HUMOR
Released: Sept. 14, 2004

The nursery rhymes are nearly all familiar, but with a twist. Read full book review >

SPOOKY HOUR by Tony Mitton
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

Standing in for readers or listeners, an anxious-looking dog and cat look on as, once the clock strikes twelve, eleven witches, ten ghosts, and so on, troop through moonlit woods to the castle of witchy twins Mitch and Titch to chow down on "ONE GIGANTIC PUMPKIN PIE." Read full book review >

THE TALE OF TALES by Tony Mitton
ANIMALS
Released: March 9, 2004

As Monkey travels down the story road, he rounds a bend—only to slap into Elephant. Read full book review >

DINOSAURUMPUS! by Tony Mitton
DINOSAURS
Released: March 1, 2003

As long as there are kids, dinosaur books have less chance of extinction than the actual dinosaurs did. Read full book review >

DOWN BY THE COOL OF THE POOL by Tony Mitton
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

A wacky romp of a tale, full of simple and buoyant verse and accompanied by electrically jazzy artwork, of a barnyard of creatures cutting it up down by the old waterhole. Read full book review >