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  • Published: 1 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781409048503
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 32

Traction Man and the Beach Odyssey




It's holiday time for Traction Man and that can only mean a gripping new escapade!

Traction Man and Scrubbing Brush are at the beach! Traction Man even has his special Squid-Proof Scuba Suit, perfect for exploring the secret crevices of the Rockpool. But there are adventures in store for our intrepid hero as he faces the thrills of Operation Picnic, the tribulation of being buried in sand and – worst of all – being washed away by a giant wave…

Join the daring duo as they meet new challenges ... and new friends.

  • Pub date: 1 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781409048503
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 32

About the Author

Mini Grey

Mini Grey was given her name after being born in a Mini in a car park in Newport, Wales. She studied for an MA in Sequential Illustration at Brighton under the tutelage of John Vernon Lord. Mini also worked as a primary school teacher in Oxford, where she now lives. Her books include Egg Drop, The Pea and the Princess (shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal), Biscuit Bear (winner of the Nestlé Children's Book Prize Gold Award), Traction Man is Here (winner of the Boston Horn Book Award and shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal), The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon (winner of the Nestlé Children's Book Prize Bronze Award and winner of the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal), and Traction Man meets Turbodog. Mini Grey is one of the Big Picture's ten Best New Illustrators.

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Praise for Traction Man and the Beach Odyssey

“Energetically illustrated, with lots of fun details to spot, Traction Man should inspire lots of sandy action men this summer.”

Daisy Bridgewater, The Telegraph

“As ever, the richly imagined world of Traction Man is packed full of the wonderful jokes that have made his adventures such a delight.”

Julia Eccleshare, The Guardian

“Mini Grey's latest, Traction Man and the Beach Odyssey, is a seaside classic for 3+... The pictures are brilliant and the text hilarious - dads especially will love doing the voices.”

Amanda Craig, The Times

“I have been a Traction Man admirer ever since he arrived on the picture book scene, and in Traction Man and the Beach Odyssey by Mini Grey, here he is in summer mode, looking jazzy and packing the essentials (including "Great Scott expedition-quality mint cake") for his hols. Mini Grey excels herself: fearless, uncondescending and witty. I adore Granny in her white sunglasses, with Truffles, her "young pet". Children will be intrigued by Traction Man's travels, and at how sand and sea almost defeat him (thank goodness for his friend - Scrubbing Brush would never dream of giving him the brush-off). But what Grey does not reveal is what sort of stunt would be involved in getting Traction Man to sleep at night. (4+)”

Kate Kellaway, The Observer


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