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Axle Annie

3.73 of 5 stars 3.73  ·  rating details  ·  66 ratings  ·  16 reviews
There's only one reason that snow never closes school in Burskyville: school bus driver extrordinaire, Axle Annie. She puts the pedal to the metal and gets the bus up the snowy hills every time. Of course, not everyone appreciates her efforts, and heading that list is fellow bus driver Shifty Rhodes, who hooks up with a local ski resort to trip up Annie. Full-color illustr ...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published September 10th 2001 by Puffin Books (first published September 1st 1999)
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Allyson Smith
This book is about a school bus driver named Axle Annie in the small town of Burskyville. All the kids love her because she makes riding the school bus fun. Whenever there is a snow storm the superintendent calls her to see if she can drive her bus up Tiger Hill, the toughest hill in town. One of the other bus drivers, Shifty Rhodes, hates that there are never snow days and hates Axle Annie. When Annie finally gets to the hill she almost does not make it over, but all of the people she has given ...more
Ok - there will be several books that I'll be reading now thanks to my kids goals in school. But, this book (and the other in the series) is truly adorable. I love the illustrations. But, the story is really great. If I can just keep finding books like this to help encourage my kids to reaching their reading goals - we will both be happy.
Louise (A Strong Belief in Wicker)
Axle Annie is a relentlessly cheerful school bus driver who always manages to get the school bus up Tiger Hill the biggest hill in town. Shifty Rhodes is a lazy bus driver who always wants a snow day, but never gets one because of Axle Annie. He tries to thwart her, but of course doesn't. I found it all a bit ho-hum
Cute story about a school bus driver who was always ready to face the huge hill on her bus route even when a blizzard came, despite some trickery by some other drivers who always want school to shut down. My kids always love Tedd Arnold's fun illustrations.
axle annie is about a bus driver named axle annie who could ALWAYS get up the steepest hill of all...tiger hill!but grump a grumpy bus driver wanted to stop her.i learned that to never have hatred on someone for someday you will be sorry.!
Nov 24, 2009 Reepacheep rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Reepacheep by: my youngest son
This story was quite a pleasure to read and the illustrations quite well done. The way it is written lends itself very nicely to reading out loud to the kiddos.
Ok story--I'm not sure students will connect with main character of Axle Annie, the bus driver who never allows school to be cancelled due to snow.
With Axel Annie, school never needs to be closed even on the snowiest days because she will make it. Students are happy to have her as a bus driver.
Super cute and what a treat to read a children's book where the author and illustrator understand kids. Two Thumbs up!
Tedd Arnold's illustrations add to this humorous story about a bus driver who can drive in any snow storm.
A great read-aloud book with colorful illustrations and silly school bus adventures
Very cute -- great for little kids as it has several repeating lines throughout.
Jul 25, 2011 Tori added it
2009- Not sure the preschoolers I read this too actually ""got"" it.
Joann Park
science - instant snow - (diaper material)
A great read-aloud book!
humorous story
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