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Perfect for fans of John Cena’s Elbow Grease and The Little Engine that Could, this winning, playfully illustrated tale shows that even the new car on the block can accomplish incredible things if he believes in himself!
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All Except Axle
by Sue Lowell Gallion
I received this book free to review; however, all opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive compensation at no cost to you.
All Except Axle
by Sue Lowell Gallion
illustrated by Lisa Manuzak Wiley
Grade Level : Preschool – 3
Hardcover : 48 pages
Reading level : 4 – 8 years
Publisher : Aladdin (September 22, 2020)
Axle is a brand-new car, fresh off of the assembly line. It feels like his tires have barely hit the pavement when it’s time for all the newbies to move out! Axle watches the other cars zoom onto Earlene, their transport truck, but can’t quite seem to put himself in drive. What will happen at the car dealership? What if he’s not ready for his road test?
Axle tells Earlene he feels funny…maybe he’s out of alignment. She should probably just go without him. Even after Earlene gets him moving, Axle still stalls and crawls. But when the crew hits an unexpected roadblock, it may just be Axle who sparks his plugs, revs his engine, and saves the day!
My review of All Except Axle
Have you ever been a little bit (or a lot bit!) scared of something new? Maybe it was your turn to dive into the pool, and you didn’t want to dive because you were more of a feet first kind of person…that’s me. Well, Axle has been at the car plant his whole life, and now the new cars have to head to the dealership! All of the cars zoom onto their transport trucks…that is all except Axle! He’s pretty nervous of this brand new experience…just like we’ve all been nervous about new things!
Thank goodness his transport truck knows just what to do! Earlene let’s Axle take it slowly, and sometimes, that’s just what we’ve got to do. When our little ones are afraid of a new experience, we’ve got to remember what it is like for us when we have to do something new.
I think your kids will really love All Except Axle because they’ll be able to relate to Axle’s nervousness, and they’ll love the adorable, colorful illustrations that accompany the story. Be sure to add All Except Axle to your kids’ bookshelves!
Check out the storytime kit, chock-full of great ideas for building courage and confidence!
About the author
When Sue Lowell Gallion was growing up in Kansas City, vacation always meant a car trip. Her family traveled from coast to coast, never missing a stop at a scenic overlook or historical marker. Sue and her husband, Terry, and their kids loved to hit the road, too, especially curvy highways in the Rocky Mountains. Her family’s favorite color for a car is bright red, just like Axle. Sue is the author of the Pug & Pig series. Her other 2020 releases are her first nonfiction board book, OUR WORLD: A FIRST BOOK OF GEOGRAPHY, and the third in the Tip and Tucker early reader series, TIP AND TUCKER: PAW PAINTERS. To learn more and download free activities for all of her books, visit suegallion.com.
Enter the giveaway
One lucky winner will receive a copy of All Except Axle, courtesy of Aladdin (U.S. addresses) as well as a $5 Amazon GC from me.
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