Traction Man and the Beach Odyssey by Mini Grey

Traction Man and the Beach Odyssey

Written by Mini Grey
Illustrated by
Part of the Traction Man Series


Traction Man and the Beach Odyssey by Mini Grey

Traction Man and Scrubbing Brush are at the beach! Traction Man even has his special Squid-Proof Scuba Suit, perfect for exploring the secret crevices of the Rockpool. But there are adventures in store for our intrepid hero as he faces the thrills of Operation Picnic, the tribulation of being buried in sand and - worst of all - being washed away by a giant wave... Join the daring duo as they meet new challenges ... and new friends.

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Grey supplies equal doses of humor and heroics in the zippy illustrations that play out the dual dramas on both human and miniature scales . . . A surefire theme worth revisiting and even moreso when done with this much panache -- Ian Chipman * Booklist * Grey expertly skewers toy marketing (an endpaper spread showcasing Beach Time Brenda's many accessories is especially wonderful) while creating comedic, large-scale dramas in a child-sized world * Publishers Weekly * Grey fills the spreads with color and action, providing plenty of high jinks and hilarious happenings * School Library Journal * Traction Man is back, but is he ready for the likes of Beach-Time Brenda (TM)? . . . A wonderfully satirical, action-packed romp that echoes the grand tradition of comic books as it ingeniously communicates the complete absorption of imaginative play * Kirkus *

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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32 pages


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Red Fox Picture Books an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK

Publication date

5th July 2012



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