Traction Man Is Here! (Hardcover)

By Mini Grey, Mini Grey (Illustrator)

Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, 9780375831911, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 12, 2005



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.

About the Author

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.