Traction Man Is Here (Book & CD) by Mini Grey

Traction Man Is Here (Book & CD)

Written by Mini Grey
Part of the Traction Man Series

5+ readers   
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Hurrah for Traction Man, the toy hero who, with his faithful side kick Scrubbing Brush, is up for adventures anytime and anyplace. They’ll tackle any challenge and bravely fight their way through to success. But, when Traction Man is given a green knitted suit he has to find new reserves of courage to survive the indignity of such an outfit. Wonderful jokes make this make-believe world come alive for all. Traction Man meets Turbo Dog is also brilliant.

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Traction Man Is Here (Book & CD) by Mini Grey

With an action outfit for every occasion, Traction Man patrols the house. He is never less than stylishly turned out and accessorised. He is the last word in fashion flair until he is presented with a knitted green romper suit and matching bonnet. Can he overcome the humiliation of his dowdy look and rediscover the action hero within?


"Traction Man is a delight" Sunday Times

"Fresh, funny and innovative" Scotsman

"An instant hit" Observer

"Fantastic" Independent on Sunday

"Deliciously tongue in cheek" Guardian.

About the Author

Mini Grey

Mini Grey was born in the front seat of a mini in an icy car-park in South Wales. She grew up in a village in Buckinghamshire with plenty of places to make camps, climb trees and pretend to be horses. As a child Mini created many bizarre objects from cardboard, clay, papier mache, dough, plaster, toilet rolls and crisp packets.

At university Mini became involved with set-building at the Bloomsbury theatre and eventually got asked to design some shows. After her degree she worked making latex puppets in a basement in Covent Garden until she was offered a place on a theatre design course. Mini loved theatre designing but she didn't earn much money. She trained to be a teacher and worked for six years in South London. She especially liked running after-school clubs in model-making and pottery.

Mini had always done bits of illustration in her spare time, and had an ambition to have a book published some day. She did a two-year MA in illustration, and made a strange pop-up book and an animation about it.

Mini has been shortlisted and won a number of prizes including for, The Pea and The Princess being shortlisted for the Greenaway Award in 2002, and Biscuit Bear, being the winner of the Smarties Prize in 2004.

Mini lives in Oxford with her partner Tony and cat Bonzetta. She likes running along the river, cycling, walking up hills, running down corridors, and playing badly on her electric piano wearing headphones.

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Book Info


Contains Paperback and CD-Audio (Audiobook)
32 pages
Interest Age: from 5 to 7


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Random House Children's Books

Publication date

2nd October 2008




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