Mini Grey - Author

About the Author

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.

Featured books by Mini Grey

The Last Wolf

The Last Wolf

5+ readers

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?  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.

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?

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?

Other books by Mini Grey

The Last Wolf

The Last Wolf

5+ readers

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?  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.

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

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?

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?

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.

The Adventures Of The Dish And The Spoon

The Adventures Of The Dish And The Spoon

Author: Mini Grey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2007

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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