Traction Man Is Here
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 heroic 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?
This book is full of the wild imaginative details and comic-strip energy that define all Grey's picture books. -- Korky Paul * S Magazine, Sunday Express * Everything Mini Grey writes is an instant hit and Traction Man is no exception . . . She is a one-off and so is he * Observer * Grey has produced a splendidly tongue-in-cheek picture book . . . Funny, satirical and inventive . . . Traction Man is a delight * The Sunday Times * Visual and verbal wit abound so children and parents will find much to enjoy * The Bookseller * Children will trill and giggle with recognition at this genuinely funny artist * Independent *
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