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Axle Annie

by Pulver, Robin.

Format: Print Book 2001
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 3 copies
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Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Picture Books J E PUL
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Springdale Free Public Library Children's Picture Books CF PULV
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Hampton Community Library Juvenile Picture Book CHECKED OUT
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Winter packs a wallop in Burskyville. But it doesn't matter how hard it snows, because Axle Annie is the best school bus driver who's ever lived. "Do snow plows plow? Do tow trucks tow? Are school buses yellow? Of course I can make it up Tiger Hill," she says, and that's why the schools never close. The laziest bus driver in town is not pleased at all, so he comes up with a scheme to keep axle Annie off the road. But he's not counting on Axle Annie's gumption. Of course she'll make it up Tiger Hill-won't she?

"With hilarious over-the-top characters, this satisfyingly outrageous tale will tickle readers' funny bones."- Kirkus Reviews

"Arnold's cartoons add just the right amount of humor."- School Library Journal
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Ages 4^-8. There's one reason the schools in Burskyville never have snow days: the school bus driver extraordinare, Axle Annie. She puts the pedal to the metal and gets the bus up the snowy hill to school every time. Of course, not everyone is appreciative, and heading the list is fellow bus driver Shifty Rhodes, who would like to stay in bed on snowy days. Shifty hooks up with a local ski resort operator to get some extra ice and snow on the hill so Annie can't climb it and the schools can finally close. There are some tall tale elements here, along with a touch of villainy and plenty of laughs. The watercolor-and-ink pictures shiver with energy and fun. A great read-aloud for primary-school kids on days when the snow is falling. --Ilene Cooper"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "On wintry days, the Burskyville school superintendent calls school bus driver Axle Annie to see whether she can drive her route: "If you say no, I'll close the schools. My decision depends on you." Annie always answers, "Do snowplows plow? Do tow trucks tow? Are school buses yellow? Of course I'll make it up Tiger Hill!" Thanks to her, the local schools never have a snow day. This enrages Shifty Rhodes, a lazy bus driver whose very name suggests icy conditions. With a crooked ski-resort owner (aptly called Hale Snow), Shifty conspires to use a snowmaking machine on Tiger Hill. Needless to say, Annie (with a little help from her friends) rises to the challenge. Pulver (Nobody's Mother Is in Second Grade) creates a memorable character in Annie, who welcomes both children and stranded motorists aboard her bus. Arnold (Green Wilma; Huggly Takes a Bath) portrays her as a woman who joyously greets a snowstorm by standing in front of an open window. Annie's excited smile never leaves her face, and she sports a brown leather aviator's jacket, a woolly flight cap and goggles when she takes the wheel. True, Annie pushes the envelope of safety, and the author doesn't account for the glee of Annie's young passengers, who can't wait to get to school. Nevertheless, this lively tale of an idiosyncratic bus driver may warm a chilly crowd on a would-be snow day. Ages 4-8. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Series Picture Puffins
Subjects School buses -- Fiction.
Snow -- Fiction.
Automobiles -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Puffin Books,2001
Contributors Arnold, Tedd.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 22 x 28 cm.
ISBN 0142300144 (pbk.) :
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