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  • Published: 21 July 2011
  • ISBN: 9781448100361
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 32

Traction Man Meets Turbodog




Mini Grey celebrates loyalty and friendship in this fabulously witty sequel to her critically acclaimed picture book, Traction Man Is Here.

Traction Man is back! And so is Scrubbing Brush, his brave and rather bedraggled pet. But one night Scrubbing Brush myseriously vanishes and in his place is the utterly hygenic Turbodog, in indestructible Purple Plastic with Flashing Eyes, Electronic Bark and three AA batteries. But it's not the same without Scrubbing Brush. Where can he be? Traction Man sets out on his greatest rescue mission yet. Can he save Scrubbing Brush from? And is there room in his life for two pets?

  • Pub date: 21 July 2011
  • ISBN: 9781448100361
  • 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 Meets Turbodog

“Mini Grey's comic-strip story, with its busy frames and witty filmic references, celebrates true friendship, dirt and all.”

The Guardian

“I can't recommend Traction Man Meets Turbo Dog highly enough. It would be fabulous to share with a three year-old, but a six or seven year-old newly confident reader would love it too ... A witty and surreal picture book that's suitable for both reading aloud and first attempts at reading alone. It's slightly subversive in a Toy Story way, but is absolutely and utterly British. Don't miss it.”

thebookbag.co.uk

“Another brilliant picture book from Mini Grey, whose sense of humour and adventure, love of the language of the toy box and understanding of childhood fantasy is matched by her pictorial invention and a skill at characterisation that can make even a scrubbing brush appealing...Dare I say it, this is even better than Traction Man is Here.”

Books for Keeps

“This is a brilliant and playful parody of an action-hero drama by quirky writer Mini Grey”

Junior

“The retro superhero Traction Man is back for another madcap domestic adventure...All the excellent details in the pictures make this a hugely entertaining story from award-winning author/illustrator”

TBK

“Armed with suoer strong Germo, our dynamic hero is in action again.”

Deborah Wright, Blackbird Pie

“Perfect for reading aloud with little ones, or for first time readers to try on their own.”

Maternity and Infant

“A glorious antidote to boneheaded machismo, unobtrusively Green, and a visual feast of wit and boundless imagination. A gem.”

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“More please!”

Andrew Fusek Peters, Child Education

“Having a totally bonkers imagination is what helps author-illustrator Mini Grey enter the entirely alternative universe that most children inhabit... More, please!”

Andrew Fusek Peters, Scholastic Magazines

“Mini Grey is a consistently brilliant writer and illustrator, brimming with ideas and invention, and this is another triumph.”

The Daily Telegraph


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