Sue Lowell Gallion

All Except Axle

Illustrated by Lisa Manuzak Wiley
Simon & SchusterISBN: 978-1534440227September 22, 2020

My family is into cars, especially red cars, and I’ve wanted to do a vehicle book for a long time. It’s a dream come true to see ALL EXCEPT AXLE published by Aladdin/Simon & Schuster. Liza Manuzak Wiley is the illustrator, and I’m crazy about automotive world she’s created.

Perfect for fans of John Cena’s Elbow Grease and The Little Engine that Could, this winning, playfully illustrated tale shows that even the new car on the block can accomplish incredible things if he believes in himself!

Axle is a brand-new car, fresh off of the assembly line. It feels like his tires have barely hit the pavement when it’s time for all the newbies to move out! Axle watches the other cars zoom onto Earlene, their transport truck, but can’t quite seem to put himself in drive. What will happen at the car dealership? What if he’s not ready for his road test?

Axle tells Earlene he feels funny…maybe he’s out of alignment. She should probably just go without him. Even after Earlene gets him moving, Axle still stalls and crawls. But when the crew hits an unexpected roadblock, it may just be Axle who sparks his plugs, revs his engine, and saves the day!

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