A brilliantly witty story about how heroes can be found in the most unlikely places (or outfits, for that matter) now comes with a fabulous CD of the book read by The League of Gentlemen actor Mark Gatiss.
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?
Mini Grey was given her name after being born in a Mini in a car park in Newport, Wales. She has worked as a theatre designer and as a primary school teacher, and studied for an MA in Sequential Illustration at Brighton under the tutelage of John Vernon Lord.
Visual and verbal wit abound so children and parents will find much to enjoy.
,Highlighted as the 'Star Choice' of picture books for this spring and summer - Mini Grey's picture books just get better, and this is laugh-out-loud funny.,Grey has produced a splendidly tongue-in-cheek picture book...funny, satirical and inventive. Visually enticing...Traction man is a delight.,Everything Mini Grey writes is an instant hit and Traction Man is no exception...She is a one-off and so is he.,Children will thrill and giggle with recognition at this genuinely funny artist.,Lovely visual jokes and vibrant colours.,Grey turns the domestic landscape into a playground of the imagination, and four-to-six year olds will love her for it.,Deliciously tongue in cheek...Mini Grey is both affectionate and funny.,A fresh, funny and innovative approach...there's plenty to entertain adults too, and even a James Bond-like twist in the tale.,Featured in Easter round up with competition: Wonderfully amusing...a cracking read.,Witty...Mini Grey made her mark with The Pea and the Princess and won last year's Smarties Prize for Biscuit Bear, but this is even better.,Grey has taken a child's wide-awake passion and imagination and gene-spliced it with an urban wit...operating at full power as a storyteller and artist.,Featured in Easter round up competition - Parents will beg their children to let them read this witty story.,Mini Grey visits Oldham to promote her new book and is met with great enthusiasm.,No. 1 in reviewer's list of books,May become a classic.,"Not only does Mini Grey write gripping adventures, she pushes the boundaries of the genre and makes sharing a picture with your child a really enjoyable experience." Includes interview with Mini Grey.,'Full of drama, suspense and wit.',Short review,'Mini Grey's books are full of humour that will appeal to dads and kids alike.',Short review and competition prize.,Short review,Reviewed by Bag of Books bookshop in Lewes as 'a fantastic, hilarious picture book'.,'More than slightly off-the-wall.','Wonderfully inventive and funny..a real gem...a magical book.',Article about winning the Picture Book category in the US Boston Globehorn Award.,'A glorious picture book...superb interaction between the deadpan humour of the text and the exuberant creativity of the illustrations.','Mini Grey is a brilliant picture book author-artist whose work is startlingly clever and inventive....Grey exactly captures the essence of imaginative play in this unusual and hugely enjoyable book.','The lively interpretations of the more mundane every day issues make it enjoyable for both adult and child.',A witty story...another excellent visual treat from the author of Biscuit Bear and Egg Drop.,Imaginative and engaging...an abundance of subtle, often ironic jokes for adult readers make this book entertaining for parents too.,Traction Man is the ultimate superhero toy...you'll read it again and again.,An imaginative read.,This cool and quirky action hero has an outfit for every occasion...original and amusing.,The camply heroic audio CD read by Mark Gatiss is a real bonus in this tale of a lantern-jawed action figure with clothes for every adventure.