Highly-respected poet Tony Mitton has written many titles for children, including the picture books illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees: Bumpus Jumpus Dinosaurumpus!
, Down by the Cool of the Pool
(winner of the Sheffield Book Prize, the Dundee Book Award and the Portsmouth Book Award) and Jolly Olly Octopus
among many others. In 2014 Tony won the prestigious CLPE Poetry Award for his retelling of Wayland
. Tony spends his time writing, giving poetry performances and visiting primary schools. He lives in Cambridge.