Traction Man Is Here!

Traction Man wearing combat boots, battle pants, and his warfare shirt comes in a box, but very quickly finds the way into the imagination of his lucky boy owner This superhero searches for the Lost Wreck of the Sieve as the boy makes a game of doing the dishes, and later in the bathtub, he conquers the Mysterious Toes that are stealing his pet, the brave little ScrubbingTraction Man wearing combat boots, battle pants, and his warfare shirt comes in a box, but very quickly finds the way into the imagination of his lucky boy owner This superhero searches for the Lost Wreck of the Sieve as the boy makes a game of doing the dishes, and later in the bathtub, he conquers the Mysterious Toes that are stealing his pet, the brave little Scrubbing Brush These are just a few of the action packed adventures played out by the boy and his new toy that may not be able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, but can vanquish all manner of villains lurking around the house Mini Grey s story in words and pictures is an irresistible invitation to the private world of a child s play.Praise for The Very Smart Pea and the Princess to Be A rib tickling U.S debut for Grey, with plenty of sight gags to complement the chatty narrative Kirkus Reviews The Very Smart Pea and the Princess to Be delivers an entertaining spin and a great deal of visual wit The Horn BookBook Details Format HardcoverPublication Date 11 1 1999Pages 160Reading Level Age 3 and Up
Traction Man Is Here Traction Man wearing combat boots battle pants and his warfare shirt comes in a box but very quickly finds the way into the imagination of his lucky boy owner This superhero searches for the Lost W

  • Title: Traction Man Is Here!
  • Author: Mini Grey
  • ISBN: 9780375831911
  • Page: 475
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “Traction Man Is Here!”

    1. I had planned on reviewing a different book today, but, hell, after last night, I think we need all the levity we can get . . .A little boy gets what he REALLY WANTS for Christmas - a Traction Man Generic Action Figure! Boo-ya! (Warning: Contains small parts and loud shirt. Do not microwave.) Traction Man immediately leaps into action battling some Evil Pillows. Hooray! The Farm Animals are saved!Then it's on to a very Special Mission - searching for the Lost Wreck of the Sieve.It's here he meet [...]

    2. 4.5 STARSWhat fun! Fans of "Toy Story" will love "Traction Man Is Here!" as it follows the adventures of Traction Man throughout his adventures (led by the imagination of a little boy). I love how the imagination makes everyday "chores" (such as doing the dishes or taking a bath) fabulous opportunities for Traction Man to save the day! :-) I do wish that Grey had used more creative names for some of the everyday objects Traction Man encounters (I think most kids are more creative than her names [...]

    3. I am going to be a killjoy about this one, which my kids love. I'm disappearing it the next time I do a book purge.I like the premise, which is all about an action figure and a little boy's imagination. You never see the kid but it is pretty impossible to imagine that the child in question is not a boy. I have a girl child who would love a Traction Man of her own, but there is just no way to insert her into this narrative. That's fine -- there is nothing wrong with books about boys. I just don't [...]

    4. This book is a delight!!! It reminded me of a Toy Story beginning (which I consider quite high praise!), where the toys are being played with by Andy. Yet a very different style here, because here everything Traction Man does is through the play.What I love is the kid's imagination and how fantastic and fun the adventures are that he creates for Traction Man! Turning everyday chores into something exciting becomes a breeze when Traction Man is around!And just when things didn't seem like they co [...]

    5. This book is absolutely brilliant. A small boy receives Traction Man, an action figure, for Christmas. From then, Traction Man and his faithful sidekick Scrubbing Brush have amazing adventures together, defeating the Evil Pillows, rescuing the Dollies and Spoons. This is a fabulous book to inspire creative play in a Reception class, and oral story telling and writing in Y1 or 2, especially if the class topic is Toys and Games. The comic style layout is very attractive to read, and detailed illus [...]

    6. This is a funny story about an action figure, a super hero.Packed in his box and lying wrapped at the bottom of the bed waiting to be opened, is a Christmas present. Inside Traction Man, dressed in his combat gear, is ready to save the planet, starting with his quest against the ‘Evil Pillows’ to save some farm animals. Then at breakfast, he guards the toast, which is lying helplessly on a plate. But wait, what is next? He has volunteered for a Special Mission, so donning his ‘Sub Aqua Sui [...]

    7. Traction Man Is Here by Mini Grey is the first in this series. Traction Man, wearing combat boots, battle pants, & his warfare shirt, comes in a box, but very quickly finds the way into the imagination and child's play of his lucky boy owner. This superhero searches for the Lost Wreck of the Sieve as the boy makes a game of doing the dishes, & later in the bathtub, he conquers the Mysterious Toes that are stealing his pet, the brave little Scrubbing Brush. At Granny's, Traction Man recei [...]

    8. Traction Man is an amazing super hero who guards toast, saves animals from evil pillows, flies in a rocket shoe, and has a pet scrubbing brush who is ready for anythingor is he?Mini Grey has writen an exciting book which is perfect for Key Stage One and Year 3 students recommended to get boys insterested in reading and writing. The character is a young boys Christmas present who saves a number of characters from tricky situations. The illustrations are very creative which children and adults enj [...]

    9. I read this book to a class during my time in a school. The class found the book really funny so it was lovely to read to them. I thought the illustrations in the book were really good and the book had some great ideas.

    10. This is a fantastic engaging and imaginative book which I loved reading. I found myself getting lost in the creative imagination of a young boy an the way in which he catapults Traction man to life. The story begins with a young boy writing a letter to Santa asking for Traction Man and consequently receiving the action figure and his catchy slogan 'Have no Fear! Traction Man is here!'. The story follows that Traction Man and his faithful Scrubbing Brush sidekick have amazing experiences together [...]

    11. I encountered this book during SEB and was very excited by it! The illustrations are amazing and really allow the imagination o run wild! Follow 'Traction Man's' adventure as he goes on numerous missions and adventures to rescue different things/people starting off with fighting the evil cusions and saving the farm yard animals, to rescuing the dolls from being buried alive!This book was used for yr 1 class and can be used in many different ways linking with drama, literacy, design and technolog [...]

    12. Story about an action figure who is a gift for a young boy. Once Traction Man is out of the box he is full of surprises! He goes on many missions throughout the house; in the kitchen sink with evil dish cloth, in the bath tub with the wriggly toes and in the bedroom with the evil pillow. This story book is full of action packed adventure and a great book to bring into many lessons. KS1 love this book. This was the topic book for my year 1 class and we incorporated it into lots of different lesso [...]

    13. Traction Man, who wears combat boots, battle pants, and his warfare shirt, comes in a box like many action figures. However, he is found and owned by a very imaginative little boy. The superhero goes on many action filled adventures, like leaping buildings, that his owner sets his mind out for. This book is a wonderful way to experience the way an imaginative child carries out play. I thought this book was truly funny and a wonderful way for children to make connections to their personal imagina [...]

    14. This story is action packed, full of mini adventures in familiar settings (garden, sink, and bedroom). Traction Man is an action figure doll, who dresses in different outfits for different adventures and saves the day! He has a pet dog called Scrubbing Brush, who is his ‘side kick’ they help each other, fighting ‘evil- the baddies’. This story will engage both girls and boys and allows your imagination to run wild as the description and ideas are funny, creative and adventurous. The stor [...]

    15. I really liked this book. It is about an action figure named Traction Man who has a trusty sidekick called Scrubbing Bush and together they defeat the Evil Pillows, Professor Spade and save the spoons. I feel this book would be great to use within a Reception or KS1 class as it excites their imagination and allows them to relate to the story. This book can be used to promote play and would relate nicely to a toys and games topic, as well as inspire writing activities. I have personally used this [...]

    16. 2009 March 19I've been wanting to reread this ever since the sequel was released. It's a wonderful story about a child's imagination, and the pictures are a hoot. I love Scrubbing Brush, particularly.On a sidenote, I'm always amused when I discover that I tend to read the same authors at the same time of year. Sure, it makes sense reading A Christmas Carol in December, but why would Grey recur in March?***2011 August 04Still brilliant, still amusing. the Offspring are still amused by the knitted [...]

    17. A young boy gets a new Traction Man for Christmas. This story traces Traction Man's adventures through breakfast, in the backyard, and at Granny's house. Granny knits an unfortunate green romper suit for Traction Man but he uses the horrid outfit to save the spoons from the evil broom. Students will active imaginations and a love of their super hero toys will love this book. I especially like that Traction Man is clearly a toy and yet the story features his adventures, not simply the imaginative [...]

    18. My nephew *loved* this book! He was totally immersed in the adventures of Traction Man, and just thought it was great! He grinned from ear to ear through the entire story!When we were done reading this book he took it and said, "Ok, who wants to play library?!" Excellent!! My efforts begin to yield fruit!

    19. At the Bush School library the head librarian sewed a green jumpsuit for a Ken doll so they'd have their own Traction Man. They even painted a face on a little brush so he could have his sidekick.

    20. This is a tremendous story of imaginary play with a favourite toy. There are repeated patterns through the book - for example the adults' comments coming in as speech bubbles on brown paper from the edge of the page and the convention the author uses with brackets and capitalisation to describe his outfit of the moment. There are glimpses into family life and there is a narrative of Christmas Day behind it all with recognisable features such as a trip to see Granny and a cake. Household objects [...]

    21. Traction Man Is Here! reminds me of the Toy Story films - toys having imaginative adventures that the kids aren't even aware of, necessarily, although in this book the child is definitely manipulating his action figure in play. There is a lot of action and humor in the book, and the pages are detailed to the point of busyness - this could be read multiple times without picking up on all of the little details that make the story fun and exciting. A School Library Journal Top 100 picture book.

    22. *snorts* I didn't expect to like this one nearly as much as I did. The illustrations are bright, comic-book style pictures, which isn't usually my preference. But this is really the story of a little boy's fabulous imagination, and the adventures of Traction Man (and the expression on his face when he's wearing the green suitPRICELESS!!!) are so entertaining. I only wish I had been able to have such a great imagination when I was a kid. It would have served me very, very well.

    23. This book is serious competition for my number one spot for children's books. Children often gravitate to certain favourite books, which as a parent, leaves you rolling your eyes and thinking (or saying), "That one again? Again? AGAIN?" I can honesty say I was enthusiastic about reading this book every single time it was picked. It's a bundle of fun and I'd vote for Traction Man if he ever stood for President.

    24. We used this book as a stimulus for a year 1 class. This culminated in pupils creating their own super hero and creating a comic strip about their hero. The pupils seemed to really enjoy the book and the adventures that Traction Man went on and what the boy uses to create the adventures. I think that is a very good book to use in a KS1 classroom, due to its comic strip format.

    25. Traction Man is a book about a toy and his pet Scrubbing Brush and the adventures they go on together. Throughout the book it talks about the many different wardrobes and the journeys, life saving missions, and adventures they go on. Towards the end, they go to Grandmothers house for Christmas. Grandmother got Traction Man a present and to his surprise it's a all-in-one knitted green romper suit and matching bonnet. Traction Man was very disappointed but in the end Scrubbing Brush and Traction M [...]

    26. megan winter reading 2017, children's book, picture book, humor, heroes, imagination, children, kindergarten, first grade, second grade

    27. The story of Traction Man see’s the adventures of a young child’s toy who ‘saves the day’ in a series of obstacles which occur. In his forever changing outfits Traction Man guards toast, explores foamy waters of the sink for a lost wreck of the sieve and is made to suffer wearing granny’s very ‘fetching’ green woolen onesie. Portrayed through the eyes of a young boy the story wonderfully captures the vast imagination of a child’s adventure in somewhat mundane everyday experiences [...]

    28. Interest level: K-3Estimated reading level: 3rd grade, Guided Reading level OThis book narrates action figure Traction Man's adventures with various objects around the house. A great example of imaginative play.Picture books use both text and images to tell the story. The illustrations in Traction Man are watercolor, with bright colors and strong lines indicating action. The comic book-style panels reinforce the action in the story, especially when the images spill out of them. Picture books als [...]

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