In this new and exciting Traction Man escapade, the can-do action toy and his faithful pet Scrubbing Brush are headed to the Wide Ocean. Adventure is on the horizon for our daring duo, along with new challenges—and new friends—to meet. There’s a picnic to defend (a quiche to protect!), colossal waves, giant seaweed, elusive rockpool animals . . . and the lovely Beachtime Brenda.
Mini Grey, winner of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Picture Book Award for Traction Man Is Here!, scores another victory for imaginative play. Sure to delight existing Traction Man fans and captivate new ones.
Mini was born in the front seat of a mini-car in an icy car-park in South Wales. She has two sisters and one brother, and grew up in a village in Buckinghamshire with plenty of places to make camps, climb… More about Mini Grey
Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, May 28, 2012: “Grey expertly skewers toy marketing while creating comedic, large-scale dramas in a child-sized world.”
Starred Review, Booklist, April 15, 2012: “Here’s another standout from a popular franchise…The adventures that toys have apart from their owners is a surefire theme worth revisiting time and even more so when done with this much panache.”
Starred Review, School Library Journal, April 1, 2012: “Grey fills the spreads with color and action, providing plenty of high jinks and hilarious happenings.”
Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, March 1, 2012: “A wonderfully satirical, action-packed romp that echoes the grand tradition of comic books as it ingeniously communicates the complete absorption of imaginative play.”