Axel is a little truck with great big wheels. Axel loves to explore, have fun, go fast, and get dirty. The Axel books are ideal for children just learning to read, and feature fun art and an easy-to-read text that builds vocabulary, phonics skills, and the joy of reading.Rocky Road is the second book about Axel, the little truck with great big wheels. Axel heads to the mountains and races, bumps, and speeds up and down rocky roads. He even races a mountain goat or two When he gets muddy, Axel heads to the car wash before heading home. The Axel books offer a fast-paced and fun first reading experience for emergent readers and build comprehension and phonics skills.