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Traction Man and the Beach Odyssey

Written by Mini GreyAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Mini Grey


· Knopf Books for Young Readers
· Hardcover · Ages 5-8 years
· May 22, 2012 · $16.99 · 978-0-375-86952-5 (0-375-86952-2)

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

In this new and exciting Traction Man escapade, the can-do action toy and his faithful pet Scrubbing Brush are headed to the Wide Ocean. Adventure is on the horizon for our daring duo, along with new challenges—and new friends—to meet. There's a picnic to defend (a quiche to protect!), colossal waves, giant seaweed, elusive rockpool animals . . . and the lovely Beachtime Brenda.

Mini Grey, winner of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Picture Book Award for Traction Man Is Here!, scores another victory for imaginative play. Sure to delight existing Traction Man fans and captivate new ones.

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Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, May 28, 2012:
“Grey expertly skewers toy marketing while creating comedic, large-scale dramas in a child-sized world.”

Starred Review, Booklist, April 15, 2012:
“Here's another standout from a popular franchise…The adventures that toys have apart from their owners is a surefire theme worth revisiting time and even more so when done with this much panache.”

Starred Review, School Library Journal, April 1, 2012:
“Grey fills the spreads with color and action, providing plenty of high jinks and hilarious happenings.”

Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, March 1, 2012:
“A wonderfully satirical, action-packed romp that echoes the grand tradition of comic books as it ingeniously communicates the complete absorption of imaginative play.”

AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY

MINI GREY is the creator of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award-winning picture book Traction Man Is Here! and its sequel, Traction Man Meets Turbodog. The books received five and six starred reviews, respectively. Quirky, off-the-wall humor can also be seen in Three by the Sea, The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon, Ginger Bear, and Jim, Who Ran Away from His Nurse and Was Eaten by a Lion.

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