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?
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 heObserver
Grey has produced a splendidly tongue-in-cheek picture book . . . Funny, satirical and inventive . . . Traction Man is a delightThe Sunday Times
Visual and verbal wit abound so children and parents will find much to enjoyThe Bookseller
Children will trill and giggle with recognition at this genuinely funny artistIndependent
This delightful, funny and, in its way, touching book, again demonstrates Mini Grey's facility for looking at things from a different angleCarousel