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  • Published: 30 June 2012
  • ISBN: 9781448121885
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 32

Traction Man Is Here




A brilliantly witty story about how heroes can be found in the most unlikely places (or outfits, for that matter).

With an action outfit for every occasion, Traction Man patrols the house. Whether he is saving toys (in latex space suit and Perspex helmet, teamed with Rocket Boots); searching the sink for the lost wreck of the sieve (in sub-aqua suit, fluorescent flippers and infra-red mask) or rescuing damsels in distress (in jungle pants, camouflage vest and a bandanna), Traction Man is never less than stylishly turned out and expertly accessorised. He is the last word in heroic fashion flair - until, that is, the day that he is presented with an all-in-one knitted green romper suit and matching bonnet by his owner's granny. Can Traction Man overcome the humiliation of his desperately dowdy new look and rediscover the action hero within or will the burden of the knitted green monstrosity be too great?

  • Published: 30 June 2012
  • ISBN: 9781448121885
  • 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 Is Here

This book is full of the wild imaginative details and comic-strip energy that define all Grey's picture books.

Korky Paul, S Magazine, Sunday Express

Everything Mini Grey writes is an instant hit and Traction Man is no exception . . . She is a one-off and so is he

Observer

Grey has produced a splendidly tongue-in-cheek picture book . . . Funny, satirical and inventive . . . Traction Man is a delight

The Sunday Times

Visual and verbal wit abound so children and parents will find much to enjoy

The Bookseller

Children will trill and giggle with recognition at this genuinely funny artist

Independent

This delightful, funny and, in its way, touching book, again demonstrates Mini Grey's facility for looking at things from a different angle

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