Axel is a little red truck with big wheels and big dreams. In this easy-to-read story that is just right for beginning readers, Axel and his dog, Rex, go to the racetrack at the fairgrounds and race against trucks and cars that are bigger, better, and faster than he is. Does Axel win? You bet he does! Short declarative sentences, tons of action and fun, age-appropriate vocabulary, sound effects and onomatopoeia, and bold, detailed illustrations, make Axel the Truck: Speed Track a great choice for building confidence in emerging readers. This is a companion to Axel the Truck: Beach Race and Axel the Truck: Rocky Road . The Axel books can be read in any order, and all of the Axel books are geared for both reading together and reading independently.