Traction Man Is Here!

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Random House Children's Books, Aug 31, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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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
 

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User Review  - Talwold - LibraryThing

I enjoyed looking at the details in each picture. I am a bit hesitant to encourage young kids to "play" war, but I think there is plenty of seperation between reality and make believe here. Read full review

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User Review  - 2wonderY - LibraryThing

This was the inspiration for our own tiny superhero at the library. The kids documented with photos and written reports what Captain Bucky's exploits were around the library. Read full review

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About the author (2011)

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.

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