Traction Man and the Beach Odyssey

Publisher: Jonothan Cape

Review

The saga of Traction Man reach the beach with the latest in Grey’s series about a small boy’s imaginings of the adventures of the toy who has an outfit (and an answer) for everything. This time Traction Man and his sidekick Scrubbing Brush, as ever kitted out with everything you need for their activities, find themselves swept out to sea and washed up further down the beach, where they team up with the Dollies in their castle.

Grey ably captures the child’s imaginary world, and through an additional level of slightly subversive humour adds an adult perspective on proceedings. The illustrations are many-layered, enabling readers of all ages to appreciate the story and its commentary on life. To be continued…

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