Saturday, September 23, 2006

Review of "Axle Annie and the Speed Grump"

Axle Annie and the Speed Grump
Robin Pulver
Illustrations by Tedd Arnold
ISBN 0803727879
Available Here

Such a hilarious book! Robin Pulver and Tedd Arnold are perfectly matched as author and illustrator in this new book about a bus driver with "Two hands on the wheel and nerves of steel"!

Axle Annie is the friendliest bus driver you would ever hope to meet. She never yells at the kids, she loves them, and the kids all love her. As a matter of fact, riding Annie's bus is the best part of the day, just ask any child in Burskyville. There is only one cloud on the horizon - Rush Hotfoot.

Rush is always in a bad mood. He hates to hear the kids sing. He hates their laughter. And he REALLY hates to wait behind Annie's bus for the children to get in and out of the bus.

One day, Rush races past Annie's stop sign. He broke the law! Annie reports he is really, really, really steaming mad. Then he races across the narrow bridge...with near-tragic results. Will Annie and her kids save the day?

This is a very cute book that any child, teacher, parent, or (especially!) school-bus driver will enjoy, very much. I shared it with 4 kids under the age of 10, and all of us laughed all the way through it. Don't miss this book!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Next time I have to buy a present for a child, I'll remember this title.

Bill Elmer