Synopses & Reviews
THAT SQUARE-JAWED CAN-DO action toy, Traction Man, is back in another hilarious adventure. The little boy, Traction Man, and his brave pet, Scrubbing Brush, are inseparable—until the boys father throws the “unhygenic” Scrubbing Brush in the trash and replaces it with a “real” toy, the battery-operated TurboDog. It bleeps, speaks, and squeaks—but is not very smart. So Traction Man, wearing his airtight Astro-suit and armed with a bottle of SuperStrong Germo, enters the trash bin and rescues Scrubbing Brush from the Evil Bin Things (pizza crusts, spaghetti, and potato peels with eyes and mouths that hiss “Stay with us”). The Battle of the Bin is not to be missed—nor is the ignominious demise of TurboDog! With this satisfying sequel, Mini Grey has scored another smashing victory for imaginative play.
About the Author
Mini Grey studied art, worked as a theater designer, and taught elementary school before devoting full-time to writing and illustrating childrens books. Her Traction Man Is Here! won many stars and honors, including The Boston Globe-Horn Book Best Picture Book Award, and her The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon received the 2007 Kate Greenaway Medal. She lives in Oxford, England.