Traction Man Meets Turbodog

Traction Man Meets Turbodog

Book - 2008
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THAT SQUARE-JAWED CAN-DO action toy, Traction Man, is back in another hilarious adventure. The little boy, Traction Man, and his brave pet, Scrubbing Brush, are inseparable--until the boy's father throws the unhygenic Scrubbing Brush in the trash and replaces it with a real toy, the battery-operated TurboDog. It bleeps, speaks, and squeaks--but is not very smart. So Traction Man, wearing his airtight Astro-suit and armed with a bottle of SuperStrong Germo, enters the trash bin and rescues Scrubbing Brush from the Evil Bin Things (pizza crusts, spaghetti, and potato peels with eyes and mouths that hiss Stay with us). The Battle of the Bin is not to be missed--nor is the ignominious demise of TurboDog With this satisfying sequel, Mini Grey has scored another smashing victory for imaginative play. From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2008.
Edition: First American edition
ISBN: 9780375955839
Branch Call Number: j PO GREY M
Characteristics: 1 volumes (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm.


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Jul 07, 2017

A fantastic second installment in the imaginative Traction Man series! I can't help but wonder though, did Turbo Dog dive in? Or was he pushed?
Particularly enjoyable if read to the tune of the Condor Man theme.

Aug 08, 2014

This book made no sense.

Jul 29, 2014

It looks cool, with lots of pictures, which made it easy to read.

ChristchurchKids Feb 25, 2014

The indomitable square-jawed hero from Traction Man is Here! returns in this 2nd hilarious, action-packed adventure of the imagination. After ascending Mt. Compost Heap (guided by an Ancient Potato who talks like Yoda), Traction Man and his faithful companion Scrubbing Brush must cross the muddy pond to get back home. Scrubbing Brush falls into the mud and comes out filthy, prompting germ-conscious Dad to replace him on the sly with the "utterly hygienic," robotic Turbodog. But Traction Man misses Scrubbing Brush and is determined to find him -- even if it means doing battle with the Evil Creatures in the trash bin!

Picture books newsletter February 2014

May 28, 2011

This is a wonderful book about the adventures of an action figure and his trusty sidekick, a scrubbrush dog. When the dog gets too dirty, it is thrown away and a new, electronic dog is introduced into the home. This is a whimsical, wonderful book that subtly rails against commercialism while extolling the value of imaginative play. A wonderful book.


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