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  • Published: 1 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781409048503
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • 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.

  • Published: 1 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781409048503
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • 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

Grey expertly skewers toy marketing (an endpaper spread showcasing Beach Time Brenda's many accessories is especially wonderful) while creating comedic, large-scale dramas in a child-sized world

Publishers Weekly

Grey fills the spreads with color and action, providing plenty of high jinks and hilarious happenings

School Library Journal

Grey supplies equal doses of humor and heroics in the zippy illustrations that play out the dual dramas on both human and miniature scales . . . A surefire theme worth revisiting and even moreso when done with this much panache

Ian Chipman, Booklist

Traction Man is back, but is he ready for the likes of Beach-Time BrendaT? . . . A wonderfully satirical, action-packed romp that echoes the grand tradition of comic books as it ingeniously communicates the complete absorption of imaginative play

Kirkus

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