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 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?* Praise for Mini Grey- A wonderfully off-the-wall picture book that defies all categorization. A small child will enjoy it, but then so will a rocket scientist and all those familiar with Bernoulli's principle . . . By the end of the book you have a warm feeling towards a publishing industry that allows a book such as this to appear. It just can't be pigeon-holed and comes from an entirely original an
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. When she is not writing and illustrating, Mini works part-time as a primary school teacher in Oxford, where she now lives. Traction Man is her fourth book for children.