Traction Man is Here by Mini Grey
  

Traction Man is Here

Written by Mini Grey
Part of the Traction Man Series

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Mini Grey has been selected as one of The Big Picture campaign's Best New Illustrators in 2008. Short listed for the Blue Peter Book Awards - Best Illustrated book to read aloud 2006.

A very original tale told from a real child’s eye perspective, through illustrations which give vivid personification to inanimate objects like a scrubbing brush and a piece of toast. The whole thing is very well controlled, and has a subtle sophistication which means you see more things each time you look at it.

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Traction Man is Here by Mini Grey

With an action outfit for every occasion, Traction Man patrols the house. He 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.


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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 *

About the Author

Mini Grey

Mini Grey studied sequential design at Brighton University before launching her first picture book, Egg Drop, in 2002. Trained in puppet making, set design, welding and carpentry, Mini’s style has an unconventional flare and instantly recognizable quirkiness. Her picture books include Traction Man is Here, Traction Man Meets Turbo Dog, Biscuit Bear, Egg Drop and The Pea and the Princess. Amongst numerous nominations & prizes, Mini has won the Smarties Book Award and the Kate Greenaway Prize for The Adventures of the Dish & Spoon.

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Paperback
32 pages

Author

Mini Grey
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Author's Website

minigrey.com/

Publisher

Random House Children's Books

Publication date

6th April 2006

ISBN

9780099451099

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