By Mitton, TonyIllustrated by Parker, Ant
Jump aboard a fire engine with a brave band of animal firefighters in this exciting picture book. Wheels whirl, sirens scream and bright lights flash as the firefighters race out of the station and off to the rescue in their noisy engine. An audio CD attached to the inside back c...over allows children to listen to the story and follow along with page turn cues. This popular picture book series makes learning about vehicles more fun than ever before. Each of the Amazing Machines picture books features lively rhyming text and bold, bright pictures of fun animal characters. A picture dictionary at the back of every book helps build vocabulary. Four Amazing Machines with CD will be published in June 2007, and a further six titles will be published in October 2007.Read more
Tony Mitton is a popular children's poet, whose The Red and White Spotted Handkerchief was the winner of the 2000 Smarties Prize and whose Royal Raps won the 1997 Nottinghamshire Libraries/Dillons Children's Book Award. He has written a number of picture books including Bumpus Jumpus Dinosaurumpus and Down By the Cool of the Pool. His other titles include collections of poetry for older children. Ant Parker is well known for his bright, bold and appealing style of artwork. After studying Visual Communications at Bath Academy of Art, he taught papermaking, printing and bookbinding workshops before beginning to illustrate children's books. Ant has illustrated many novelty books for Macmillan Children's Books, including the highly successful Amazing Machines series for Kingfisher and Charlie Chick series for Campbell.
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