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
(first published September 1st 1999)
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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.
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.!