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Mini Grey - Author

About the Author

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

Featured books by Mini Grey

The Last Wolf

The Last Wolf

5+ readers

Author: Mini Grey Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2018

Shortlisted for the UKLA Shortlist Book Awards 2019 | This empowering tale of a little girl who is nobody's victim has a surprising environmental twist in its tail. Award winning Mini Grey triumphs again!

ebook of the month
Space Dog

Space Dog

5+ readers

Author: Mini Grey Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/03/2015

Spacedog's lonely mission is nearly over, and it's nearly time for him to go home. But one perilous rescue attempt later, and he finds himself with an Astrocat aboard his ship. But everyone knows Spacedogs and Astrocats are sworn enemies ...aren't they? And then they encounter a Moustronaut in peril, in this intergalactic romp by awardwinner Mini Grey.

Hermelin The Detective Mouse

Hermelin The Detective Mouse

5+ readers

Author: Mini Grey Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/02/2015

Shortlisted for the 2015 UKLA Book Awards 3-6 years Hermelin is a noticer. He is also a finder. The occupants of Offley Street are delighted when their missing items are found, but not so happy to learn that their brilliant detective is a mouse! What will happen to Hermelin? Will his talents go unrewarded?

ebook of the month
Hermelin

Hermelin

7+ readers

Author: Mini Grey Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/02/2014

Hermelin is a noticer. He is also a finder. The occupants of Offley Street are delighted when their missing items are found, but not so happy to learn that their brilliant detective is a mouse! What will happen to Hermelin? Will his talents go unrewarded?

ebook of the month

Other books by Mini Grey

The Adventures Of The Dish And The Spoon

The Adventures Of The Dish And The Spoon

Author: Mini Grey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/09/2019

Hey Diddle Diddle The Cat and the Fiddle The Cow jumped over the Moon. The Little Dog laughed To see such fun And the Dish ran away with the Spoon That's the bit we know - but have you ever wondered what happened next? Mini Grey, the creator of such favourites as Biscuit Bear and The Pea and the Princess, has this brilliantly funny and wonderfully inventive suggestion, narrated by one of the principal players - the Spoon himself. Part love story, part crime caper, The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon is the rags-to-riches and back again tale of the most dazzling crockery-cutlery duo of all time.

The Last Wolf

The Last Wolf

Author: Mini Grey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2019

Once upon a time, Little Red set off into the woods to catch a wolf . . . But the woods aren't all they seem - and are there even any wolves left? Mini Grey re-imagines the classic Little Red Riding Hood fable in an entirely new way. Can Little Red help her new friends in need and recover the wild days of the past? This is a powerful, moving and funny picture book which will have children and adults revisiting its exquisite pages time and time again, and discussing the important message it holds. From the award-winning author/illustrator of The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon, The Pea and the Princess and Biscuit Bear.

The Last Wolf

The Last Wolf

Author: Mini Grey Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2018

Once upon a time, Little Red set off into the woods to catch a wolf . . . But the woods aren't all they seem - and are there even any wolves left? Mini Grey re-imagines the classic Little Red Riding Hood fable in an entirely new way. Can Little Red help her new friends in need and recover the wild days of the past? This is a powerful, moving and funny picture book which will have children and adults revisiting its exquisite pages time and time again, and discussing the important message it holds. From the award-winning author/illustrator of The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon, The Pea and the Princess and Biscuit Bear.

The Bad Bunnies' Magic Show

The Bad Bunnies' Magic Show

Author: Mini Grey Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/06/2017

When the great magician, Hypno, goes missing just before a show, his rabbits Abra and Cadabra step in to save the day. But are they all that they seem? Or is there more to their sleight of paw than meets the eye? An exciting new novelty book from British author and illustrator Mini Grey that will have children and parents laughing out loud.

The Bad Bunnies' Magic Show

The Bad Bunnies' Magic Show

Author: Mini Grey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/06/2017

When the great magician, Hypno, goes missing just before a show, his rabbits Abra and Cadabra step in to save the day. But are they all that they seem? Or is there more to their sleight of paw than meets the eye? An exciting new novelty book from British author and illustrator Mini Grey that will have children and parents laughing out loud.

Space Dog

Space Dog

Author: Mini Grey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/03/2016

Spacedog's lonely mission is nearly over, and it's nearly time for him to go home. But one perilous rescue attempt later, and he finds himself with an Astrocat aboard his ship. But everyone knows Spacedogs and Astrocats are sworn enemies... aren't they? And then they encounter a Moustronaut in peril, in this intergalactic romp by awardwinner Mini Grey.

Hermelin The Detective Mouse

Hermelin The Detective Mouse

Author: Mini Grey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/02/2015

Hermelin is a noticer. He is also a finder. The occupants of Offley Street are delighted when their missing items are found, but not so happy to learn that their brilliant detective is a mouse! What will happen to Hermelin? Will his talents go unrewarded?

Hermelin The Detective Mouse

Hermelin The Detective Mouse

Author: Mini Grey Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/02/2014

Hermelin is a noticer. He is also a finder. The occupants of Offley Street are delighted when their missing items are found, but not so happy to learn that their brilliant detective is a mouse! What will happen to Hermelin? Will his talents go unrewarded?

Toys in Space

Toys in Space

Author: Mini Grey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/07/2013

What happens when you leave your toys out in the garden at night? They get beamed into space - that's what! Join our plucky band as they explore the cosmos, and help out one lonely alien along the way...

Traction Man and the Beach Odyssey

Traction Man and the Beach Odyssey

Author: Mini Grey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/07/2012

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.

Three By the Sea

Three By the Sea

Author: Mini Grey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/06/2011

In a house by the sea there happily live a dog, a cat and a mouse. Well, happily enough until a stranger knocks on the door one night, offering them each a special free gift. Who is this mysterious salesman blowing into their little world and turning it upside-down? And can their happy home survive his trouble-making gifts?

Traction Man Meets Turbodog

Traction Man Meets Turbodog

Author: Mini Grey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2009

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?

Traction Man Meets Turbodog

Traction Man Meets Turbodog

Author: Mini Grey Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/09/2008

Traction Man is back! And so is Scrubbing Brush, his brave and rather bedraggled pet who stays by his side through thick and thin. 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. Together, Traction Man and Turbodog creep through the underpants and cross the wastes of the Sandpit. But it's not the same without Scrubbing Brush. Where can he be? Traction Man searches everywhere until at last he hears a faint bark coming from the Dark and Terrible UnderWorld of the Bin. Wearing his Airtight Astro-suit with Glass Head-Globe and armed with a bottle of SuperStrong GERMO (with Ammonia), Traction Man sets out on his greatest rescue mission yet. Can he save Scrubbing Brush from the evil Bin Things? And is there room in his life for two pets?

Biscuit Bear

Biscuit Bear

Author: Mini Grey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/07/2008

When Horace bakes a biscuit in the shape of a bear, little does he know that his edible treat is going to turn into Biscuit Bear! For in the middle of the night, when all is quiet, that is exactly what happens, and Biscuit Bear decides that it is time he made some friends of his own. So, with flour, sugar and butter he does just that. In fact, he makes a whole circus of friends and the fun begins.

Traction Man Is Here

Traction Man Is Here

Author: Mini Grey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/04/2006

With an action outfit for every occasion, Traction Man patrols the house. Whether he is saving toys (in latex space suit and Perspex helmet, teamed with Rocket Boots); searching the sink for the lost wreck of the sieve (in sub-aqua suit, fluorescent flippers and infra-red mask) or rescuing damsels in distress (in jungle pants, camouflage vest and a bandanna), Traction Man 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 and matching bonnet by his owner's granny. Can Traction Man overcome the humiliation of his desperately dowdy new look and rediscover the action hero within or will the burden of the knitted green monstrosity be too great?

The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon

The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon

Author: Mini Grey Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/04/2006

Hey Diddle Diddle, the cat and the fiddle, the cow jumped over the moon, the little dog laughed, to see such fun, and the Dish ran away with the spoon. That's the bit we know - but have you ever wondered what happened next? Mini Grey, the creator of such favourites as Biscuit Bear and The Pea and the Princess, has this brilliantly funny and wonderfully inventive suggestion, narrated by one of the principal players - the Spoon himself. Part love story, part crime caper, The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon is the rags-to-riches and back again tale of the most dazzling crockery-cutlery duo of all time.

Biscuit Bear

Biscuit Bear

Author: Mini Grey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2005

When Horace bakes a biscuit in the shape of a bear, little does he know that his edible treat is going to turn into Biscuit Bear! For in the middle of the night, when all is quiet, that is exactly what happens, and Biscuit Bear decides that it is time he made some friends of his own. So, with flour, sugar and butter he does just that. In fact, he makes a whole circus of friends and the fun begins . . .

The Pea And The Princess

The Pea And The Princess

Author: Mini Grey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2004

Once upon a time there was an enchanting fairytale about a prince who was looking for a real princess to be his bride. The only way to tell whether the many princesses who applied for the post were really royal, legend had it, was to see if they would be able to feel a tiny little pea through dozens of luxurious mattresses as they slept. Only the princess who emerged the next morning complaining of the extreme discomfort in which she had passed the night, could possibly be good enough to be the prince's bride . . . All well and enchanting, but has anyone stopped to think about how all this might have felt for the pea in question? No. So here, for the first time, straight from the pea, is the truth about this much-loved, oft-repeated fairytale.

Egg Drop

Egg Drop

Author: Mini Grey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/04/2003

The Egg was young. It didn't know much. We tried to tell it,but of course it didn't listen. If only it had waited ...The Egg loved the sky. It saw all the birds, insects, aeroplanes, balloons, helicopters, bats and clouds. It dreamed of being up there, flying with them all. So the Egg went to a very high place ...and jumped ...

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