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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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 >

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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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SPOOKY HOUR by Tony Mitton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"A safe choice for holiday reading, with a bit of counting practice thrown in. (Picture book. 4-6)"
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 >

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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 >