"We bought this for my son since his name is Axel. It's a cute little book, flows well, and doesn't grate on your nerves as a parent. Our son, who is 4, has now even learned/memorized the words well enough that he can read the book to us." RE said.
"This is a really good book. The simple text makes it both fun and enjoyable for anyone just beginning out reading." Goofy Country Mommelia said.
"My 3 year old son was very excited to receive this to help him with his reading, He showed more interest in this beginning reading book since it involved a truck and he is wild about anything transportation related." Amazon Customer said.
"So, the grandkids love Pete the Cat books. Since the Petes are part of the "My First I Can Read" series I decided to try more and different books from that series.
Axel the Truck is one of the lesser known entries on the "My First I Can Read" shelf, and I took a flyer on the first two books sight unseen. The first book, ("Beach Race"), is the story of a little monster truck who goes "Vroom", goes fast and gets muddy a lot. It's cheerful and brightly colored. Each page has about two sentences of five words each. Things like, "Axel races the big trucks." The second book is virtually identical to the first, except this time Axel bounces around on a rocky trail road, which is actually pretty cool. Both books went over well.
Note that these are 32 pages, but the actual story/picture part is 26 pages. The book has a two page garage spread and a one page glossary of tools at the end, which is identical to what's in book one. Also note that eight of the pages here are identical to the pages in book one, and that book two is thus a lot like book one, just with a new middle, which might be a little disappointing or confusing. I'm not sure I'd need a second Axel book unless he became a real favorite, and I'm only interested in these as good-value paperbacks.
So, a nice enough find and worth a try, but not a must have for us." Pop Bop said.