Traction Man and the Beach Odyssey by Mini Grey

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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.
 

About Mini Grey

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MINI GREY is the creator of the Boston Globe-Horn Book award-winning picture book Traction Man Is Here! as well as Traction Man Meets TurboDog and Traction Man and the Beach Odyssey. Collectively, the three Traction Man books have received 15 starred reviews. Her brilliant, quirky humor can also be seen in Three by the Sea, The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon, and Ginger Bear.

















Author Residence: Oxford, UK
 
Published May 22, 2012 by Knopf Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The endpapers alone are worth the price of admission to the third comic-book–style picture book in Grey’s award-winning Traction Man series, thanks to the commercial glory of Beach-Time Brenda™.

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Publishers Weekly

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In Traction Man’s third outing, the chiseled plastic hero spends a peril-filled day at the Wide Ocean with his doglike sidekick, Scrubbing Brush. In comic book–style sequences paired with prose that c

May 25 2012 | Read Full Review of Traction Man and the Beach Od...

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In this book Traction Man and his pet, Scrubbing Brush, go to the seaside for the day but they get washed away by a wave.

Sep 21 2011 | Read Full Review of Traction Man and the Beach Od...

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The new Traction Man, replete with special outfits, soon meets trouble in a flowerbed and among dirty dishes: "Traction Man is diving in the foamy waters of the Sink (wearing his Sub-Aqua Suit....) Oh, no!

Mar 07 2005 | Read Full Review of Traction Man and the Beach Od...

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In comic book–style sequences paired with prose that channels superhero pulp, Traction Man is buried by Granny’s drooling dog and then swept out to sea, only to be rescued by a girl who is happy to have Traction Man join her vacant-looking (but actually quite resourceful) Beach Time Brenda do...

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Anyone who has read Traction Man Is Here (2005) knows that the toy action-figure's beloved pet Scrubbing Brush could ...

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City Book Review

When Truffles destroys their castle, Traction Man, Scrubbing Brush, and the Dollies seize the opportunity to build a spectacular new castle—and pursue even more adventures together.

Nov 18 2012 | Read Full Review of Traction Man and the Beach Od...

Youth Services Book Review

This would be a great book for someone looking for stories about the beach.

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