Books by Mini Grey

TOYS IN SPACE by Mini Grey
by Mini Grey, illustrated by Mini Grey
Released: May 14, 2013

"A preschool sibling to Adam Rex's The True Meaning of Smekday (2007). (Picture book. 4-7)"
Keenly intelligent artwork teeters on the delicious borderline of scariness in a nighttime toy adventure. Read full book review >
TRACTION MAN AND THE BEACH ODYSSEY by Mini Grey
Released: May 22, 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. (Picture book. 6-9)"
The intrepid, square-jawed action figure Traction Man is back, but is he ready for the likes of Beach-Time Brenda™? Read full book review >
THREE BY THE SEA by Mini Grey
ANIMALS
Released: April 5, 2011

"The clear, clever text—rendered in a large font—is as fresh and invigorating as the rest. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A cat, dog and mouse live peacefully in their seaside shack—each doing his or her part to keep the household humming: Cat cleans (between naps), Mouse cooks dinner (cheese fondue only) and Dog busily buries bones. Read full book review >
POETRY
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"WARNING: CONTAINS A DANGEROUS BEAST AND A MISERABLE END." Read full book review >
OUT OF THE WOODS by Lyn Gardner
ANIMALS
Released: April 13, 2010

"Grey's illustrations not seen. (Fantasy. 8-11)"
Bursting with literary references, this single-plot sequel incorporates familiar tales galore. Read full book review >
EGG DROP by Mini Grey
by Mini Grey, illustrated by Mini Grey
ADVENTURE
Released: July 14, 2009

"Grey's appealing, comical artwork—with soft watercolors, toasty warm palette and refreshingly varied perspectives—employs bits of graph paper, photographs and other textures to wonderful, shattering effect. (Picture book. 5-8)"
"The Egg was young. / It didn't listen. / If only it had waited." Read full book review >
TRACTION MAN MEETS TURBODOG by Mini Grey
Released: Sept. 9, 2008

"Hilarious details lurk throughout, and readers won't want to miss even one. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Anyone who has read Traction Man Is Here (2005) knows that the toy action-figure's beloved pet Scrubbing Brush could never, ever be replaced by the battery-operated "generic robotic hound" Turbodog™. Read full book review >
THE TWIN GIANTS by Dick King-Smith
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: June 1, 2008

"Recent early-reader graduates with a taste for the tongue-in-cheek will enjoy this amiable episode. (Fantasy. 8-10)"
Two bachelor giants set out in search of wives in this droll and handsomely presented offering. Read full book review >
GINGER BEAR by Mini Grey
by Mini Grey, illustrated by Mini Grey
FICTION
Released: June 12, 2007

"Life's not simple for a cookie, but Ginger Bear, unlike his folkloric predecessor, manages quite nicely. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This sweet little offering blends "The Gingerbread Man" with Where the Wild Things Are to delicious effect. Read full book review >
INTO THE WOODS by Lyn Gardner
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 12, 2007

"Delightful. (Fantasy. 8-11)"
Bursting with flavor and good humor, this single long, lovely fairy tale bows to an abundance of classic tales while keeping everything fresh. Read full book review >
THE ADVENTURES OF THE DISH AND THE SPOON by Mini Grey
ADVENTURE
Released: May 23, 2006

"Hey-diddle-delightful. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A loopily nostalgic tale imagines the exploits of the Dish and the Spoon after they ran away. Read full book review >
TRACTION MAN IS HERE! by Mini Grey
Released: April 12, 2005

"An absolutely, hilariously, dead-on perfect celebration of the relationship between child and toy. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Traction Man is ready for anything—but can he overcome the gift of an all-in-one knitted green romper suit with matching bonnet? Read full book review >
THE VERY SMART PEA AND THE PRINCESS-TO-BE by Mini Grey
FICTION
Released: Sept. 9, 2003

"A rib-tickling US debut for Grey, with plenty of sight gags to complement the chatty narrative. (Picture book/fairy tale. 7-9)"
At last, the silent participant in the tale of the Princess and the Pea tells its side of the story. Read full book review >