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Packed with amusing detail and taking a witty poke at consumerism and genderisation of toys on the way, this is another wonderful adventure for our eponymous hero.
Traction Man and Scrubbing Brush are at the beach! Traction Man even has his special Squid-Proof Scuba Suit, perfect for exploring the secret crevices of the Rockpool. But there are adventures in store for our intrepid hero as he faces the thrills of Operation Picnic, the tribulation of being buried in sand and - worst of all - being washed away by a giant wave... Join the daring duo as they meet new challenges ... and new friends.
Grey supplies equal doses of humor and heroics in the zippy illustrations that play out the dual dramas on both human and miniature scales . . . A surefire theme worth revisiting and even moreso when done with this much panache -- Ian Chipman - Booklist
Grey expertly skewers toy marketing (an endpaper spread showcasing Beach Time Brenda's many accessories is especially wonderful) while creating comedic, large-scale dramas in a child-sized world - Publishers Weekly
Grey fills the spreads with color and action, providing plenty of high jinks and hilarious happenings - School Library Journal
Traction Man is back, but is he ready for the likes of Beach-Time Brenda (TM)? . . . A wonderfully satirical, action-packed romp that echoes the grand tradition of comic books as it ingeniously communicates the complete absorption of imaginative play - Kirkus
|Publication date:||5th July 2012|
|Publisher:||Red Fox Picture Books an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK|
|Year Groups:||Key Stage 1|
Mini Grey was given her name after being born in a Mini in a car park in Newport, Wales. She studied for an MA in Sequential Illustration at Brighton under the tutelage of John Vernon Lord. Mini also worked as a primary school teacher in Oxford, where she now lives. Her books include Egg Drop, The Pea and the Princess (shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal), Biscuit Bear (winner of the Nestlé Children's Book Prize Gold Award), Traction Man is Here (winner of the Boston Horn Book Award and shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal), The Adventures ...More About Mini Grey