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Title:
Axel the truck : rocky road
Other title(s):
Rocky road
ISBN:
9780062222329

9780062222312

9781480615861

9780606321631

9781484406212
Publication:
New York, NY : Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2013.
Physical Description:
26 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Axel the truck zooms up a rocky, twisty mountain road.
Reading Level:
Guided reading level D.

Ages 4-8.
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Summary

Axel is a little truck with great big wheels. Axel loves to explore, have fun, go fast, and get dirty. The Axel books are ideal for children just learning to read, and feature fun art and an easy-to-read text that builds vocabulary, phonics skills, and the joy of reading.

Rocky Road is the second book about Axel, the little truck with great big wheels. Axel heads to the mountains and races, bumps, and speeds up and down rocky roads. He even races a mountain goat or two! When he gets muddy, Axel heads to the car wash before heading home. The Axel books offer a fast-paced and fun first reading experience for emergent readers and build comprehension and phonics skills.


Reviews 2

School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 1-Axel, a monster truck, takes center stage in this beginning reader. There are plenty of vrooms, zooms, bumps, and bangs as he ploughs through town, flies off mountain trails, collects rocks sailing through the air and delivers them to a dump, and fills up with gas before returning home. Cheerful cartoons capture the action throughout. Similar in spirit to "Jon Scieszka's Trucktown" series (S & S), these books will appeal to the same readership-newly independent readers who can't get enough of humanlike vehicles out for adventure. As an added bonus, back matter features an ample array of labeled truck parts and garage tools.-Gloria Koster, West School, New Canaan, CT (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Horn Book Review

Adventure-seeking Axel, a truck with "big, big wheels," wins a sandy, salty beach race and explores the dirt, rocks, and bumps of a mountain. The simple sentences bursting with energy ("Bam, bam, slam!") are ideal for beginning readers. Little truck-lovers will delight in the boisterous illustrations of mud-loving Axel and the concluding "truck body parts" diagram and tool list. [Review covers these I Can Read Book titles: Axel the Truck: Beach Race and Axel the Truck: Rocky Road.] (c) Copyright 2014. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.