Axel is a little truck with big, big wheels who loves speed and adventure. In Axel the Truck: Beach Race by J.D. Riley, first in a series, Axel's going to find out if he's fast enough to win an off-road race by the ocean against some bigger trucks. The monster trucks zoom down the sand, but Axel has a great--and very loud!--engine and the heart of a winner. Bright illustrations by Brandon Dorman bring the fun-loving, confident Axel to life. Axel the Truck: Beach Race is an I Can Read book designed to introduce children to the exciting world of reading. It is perfect for reading aloud to a child, which is the first step in creating a great reader.