Monday, July 9, 2012
Traction Man is Here! by Mini Grey (Red Fox Picture Books)
Traction Man, the lantern-jawed plastic action hero is here to save the day! We've previously reviewed Traction Man meets Turbo Dog and loved it. Here's the first tale in the chronicles of Traction Man, outlining how he first meets his faithful chum Scrubbing Brush, and how (with the aid of timely wardrobe changes and equipment grabs) he manages to save the microuniverse around his owner's house time and time again.
Mini Grey's illustrations are beautifully detailed, and she has an absolutely enviable talent for tapping into the imagination of children and how their imagination explodes when they start playing and creating their own little worlds around their toys.
Superb stuff, we loved it!
Charlotte's best bit: Traction Man's cool diving outfit
Daddy's favourite bit: Traction Man's extremely loud action trousers
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars