Axel the Truck: Rocky Road

Children's Book and Media Review, Aug 2017

Axel is a monster truck who leaves the smooth roads in the city to conquer the rough terrain of the rocky, muddy mountains. He has lots of fun and makes lots of cool noises as he does! Axel catches a falling rock and brings it to the dump, makes a pit stop, and races back to town. He may be small compared to other trucks like dump trucks, but he is mighty!

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Axel the Truck: Rocky Road

Axel the Truck: Rocky Road 0 This Book Review is brought to you for free and open access by the All Journals at BYU ScholarsArchive. It has been accepted for inclusion in Children's Book and Media Review by an authorized editor of BYU ScholarsArchive. For more information , please contact 1 Interest Level: Preschool , Primary Follow this and additional works at; http; //scholarsarchive; byu; edu/cbmr - Book Review Title: Axel the Truck: Rocky Road Author: J.D. Riley Illustrator: Brandon Dorman Reviewer: Kristie Hinckley Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Rating: Excellent Review Axel is a monster truck who leaves the smooth roads in the city to conquer the rough terrain of the rocky, muddy mountains. He has lots of fun and makes lots of cool noises as he does! Axel catches a falling rock and brings it to the dump, makes a pit stop, and races back to town. He may be small compared to other trucks like dump trucks, but he is mighty! Axel the Truck: Rocky Road will attract beginning readers, especially boys. This book is perfect for parents to read to emergent readers. Onomatopoeia, repetition, and rhyme are used to make this book exciting for young readers. The colorful, detailed illustrations will keep readers engaged. At the end of the book, readers will find a few pages with diagrams showing all the parts of a monster truck and all the tools used to fix one. With this book, little ones will quickly become monster truck experts!


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Kristie Hinckley. Axel the Truck: Rocky Road, Children's Book and Media Review, 2017,