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!
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!
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. How about you?
Lisa Wiley is a concept artist and illustrator who was born and raised in Hawaii. She works in video games and children’s books, and currently lives in southern California with her husband, their corgi, two fluffy kitties, and a lot of plants.