Search Results: "Simon Mitton"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"A fine introduction to cosmology but rich enough to inform readers familiar with other introductions."
A lucid history of cosmology. Read full book review >

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ZOO IN THE SKY by Jacqueline Mitton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"A brief explanation of stars, their placement in the sky, and the history of star patterns is included. (map) (Picture book. 5-10)"
Two modern-day stargazers paint pictures in the sky based on the ancient stories surrounding the heavens. Read full book review >

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SNOWY BEAR by Tony Mitton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"An unapologetically sweet book that will engage both little and big hearts alike. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Where, oh where, can this little polar bear lay his head? Read full book review >

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

"The rhymes are effective and children certainly do ask 'why'—it's up to their parents how creative they might be in their own answers. (Picture book. 3-5)"
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 >

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SOUNDS by Tony Mitton
by Tony Mitton, illustrated by Ant Parker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Serviceable—nothing more. (Board book. 1-3)"
The small 5-inch-square trim and the perennially popular vehicle theme will find an audience for this addition to the Amazing Machines First Concepts series. Read full book review >

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

"A pleasure-filled journey indeed. (Folktale. 7-12)"
As Monkey travels down the story road, he rounds a bend—only to slap into Elephant. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2010

"The short length of the poems, humorous illustration and, of course, those ever-popular flaps all combine to make this a sure hit…but beware—exposure to these poems could transform children into Againosauruses. (Picture book/poetry. 3-6)"
The team of Mitton and Chapman present dinosaur lovers with another collection of poems (Gnash, Gnaw, Dinosaur!, 2009). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"With great vocabulary, verses that scan well and a large trim size, this fits well into dinosaur-themed storytimes. (Picture book/poetry. 3-6)"
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 >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Though the stories are extremely abbreviated, this is an attractive beginning. (Nonfiction. 5-9)"
This team of British astronomer and artist offer another winner in the stars-for-kids department. Read full book review >

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THE STORYTELLER’S SECRETS by Tony Mitton
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 8, 2010

"Varied types are used judiciously to highlight both prose and verse; kudos to the designer for the harmonious whole. (Folktales/poetry. 8-12)"
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 >

BOOK REVIEW

COOL CARS by Tony Mitton
by Tony Mitton, illustrated by Ant Parker
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 16, 2005

"Topping it all off with a simple diagram of car parts, this is an enjoyable learning tool that will surely ignite curiosity. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Enhancing the Amazing Machines series aimed at preschoolers, Mitton deals with the vehicles that kids and adults use every day. Read full book review >

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RIDDLEDY PIGGLEDY by Tony Mitton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 14, 2004

"Lighthearted and worth a storytime or two. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The nursery rhymes are nearly all familiar, but with a twist. Read full book review >