Traction Man Is Here!
By Mini Grey
(Knopf Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780375831911, 32pp.)
Publication Date: April 12, 2005
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Traction Man—wearing combat boots, battle pants, and his warfare shirt—comes in a box, but very quickly finds the way into the imagination of his lucky boy owner. This superhero searches for the Lost Wreck of the Sieve as the boy makes a game of doing the dishes, and later in the bathtub, he conquers the Mysterious Toes that are stealing his pet, the brave little Scrubbing Brush. These are just a few of the action-packed adventures played out by the boy and his new toy that may not be able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, but can vanquish all manner of villains lurking around the house. Mini Grey’s story in words and pictures is an irresistible invitation to the private world of a child’s play.
Praise for The Very Smart Pea and the Princess-to-Be:
“A rib-tickling U.S. debut for Grey, with plenty of sight gags to complement the chatty narrative.”—Kirkus Reviews
“The Very Smart Pea and the Princess-to-Be delivers an entertaining spin and a great deal of visual wit.”—The Horn Book
Mini Grey was given her name after being born in a Mini Cooper automobile in a parking lot in Wales. In 2003, The Very Smart Pea and the Princess-to-Be was her first book to be published in the U.S. She lives in Oxford, England.