Monday, 25 July 2011

Traction Man Meets Turbodog by Mini Grey (5 years +)

June 2011, Red Fox
pages, Paperback plus audio CD
Review copy

Children's, Picture Book, 5 years + 

Lots of action, humour, new friends, mild peril, adventure

Summary from Random House Children's Books

Traction Man is back! And so is Scrubbing Brush, his brave pet. But one night Scrubbing Brush myseriously vanishes and in his place is the utterly hygenic Turbodog, in indestructible Purple Plastic with Flashing Eyes, Electronic Bark and three AA batteries. But it's not the same without Scrubbing Brush. Where can he be? 

Traction Man sets out on his greatest rescue mission yet. Can he find Scrubbing Brush? And is there room in his life for two pets?

Nayuleska's reason for loving Traction Man...he is such a curious character who is up for anything, and has a bizarre sidekick in the animate Scrubbing Brush! Every time I see Scrubbing Brush I it's an interest concept.

What style are the illustrations? Slightly comic book style, colourful and lots to look at.

Are the illustrations engaging/interactive? I havent listened to it but the CD is a great extra for readers to listen to.

Are there plent of plot twists/ surprises? I never knew what was happening next!

My favourite part was....when Traction Man goes camping with everyone taking all sorts of equipment with them.

I give this funny, creative book 9/10

Suggested read
There are more adventures to be had with these explorers in Traction Man and the Beach Odyssey (also by Mini Grey) 


Charlotte said...

After reading this, my little one appropriated our own scrubbing brush to serve as his Brave Pet. Scrubbing Brush wanted his own stocking at Christmas, and it was rather challenging selecting appropriate gifts...

Nayuleska said...

Awww that is so sweet Charlotte! What gifts were you able to get for him? It's fun to hear how books have an impact on readers.