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Traction Man is Here! by Mini Grey

Traction Man is Here!

by Mini Grey

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With a germ-fighting Dad in a flowered apron and a circular saw wielding sister, the kid in this book is having adventures in with his Traction Man action toy in the pond, compost heap, etc. With kid logic the side kick to action man is Scrub Brush, borrowed from the dishpan and adventure ensues. ( )
  Spark1999 | Aug 6, 2015 |
I enjoyed looking at the details in each picture. I am a bit hesitant to encourage young kids to "play" war, but I think there is plenty of seperation between reality and make believe here.
  Talwold | May 17, 2014 |
This was the inspiration for our own tiny superhero at the library.
The kids documented with photos and written reports what Captain Bucky's exploits were around the library. ( )
  2wonderY | Nov 10, 2013 |
This book was so charming! I'm glad I used this book to do my visual literacy assignment because I learned so much about the story from doing so. I like that there is a balance between realism and surrealism within the story. I also enjoyed that Traction Man maintains some of his doll features while he's on his adventures. With respect to the style of writing, it read almost like an advertisement for the action figure, which I found to be very amusing, how an action figure would have his adventures in an average home, fighting with brooms and saving spoons and scrubbing brushes. In the classroom, this would make for a great read aloud.
  pyattlori | Oct 23, 2013 |
As an adult, this book was very nostalgic. It reminded me of days where I played with my dolls and had them go on adventures. This book does a very good job bring Traction Man to life and give us a view of the world through his eyes. Every child can relate to this story as they all had their variations of make believe. They'll be excited to see a type of make believe come to life on paper. Especially when common items become a part of the story like the scrubber became Traction Man's pet, the toes and dish wash cloth were a villain, etc. Even though using strange items, Traction Man is not happy with his new outfit by Grandma but he learns that even that outfit has it purpose, just like everything else.
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Traction Man, a boy's courageous action figure, has a variety of adventures with Scrubbing Brush and other objects in the house.

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