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Cars picture book, Preschool readers, Books about cars, Automobiles, Hot rods, Friends, Fixed up

Axle & Rodney
A Story Of Restoring Friendship
by Mike "Slick" Whone

Axle and Rodney are two old cars rusting away on Farmer John’s field. But they don’t care because they have each other. That is, until one terrible day when a big, mean-looking tow truck takes Axle away. Poor Rodney is left sad and alone, but then one day a big, stinky, old tow truck comes for him, too!

Rodney finds himself at an auto shop, where workers start taking him apart. They are going to sell my parts and turn me into soup cans! he thinks. But happily, Rodney and Axle’s story doesn’t end there and soon something amazing happens…

Axle and Rodney is a story about the importance of friendship for all car lovers, young and old.


Axle & Rodney is Mike Whone’s first book. A Red Seal journeyman auto collision repair technician by day and writer/artist by night, Mike has been extremely passionate about cars for as long as he can remember. When he decided to write and illustrate a picture book, he wanted to create the kind of story that would have been his absolute favourite when he was a little kid.

Mike likes to work on classic cars—like Axle and Rodney—and also has his own YouTube channel, SlickWorks, to show car enthusiasts how to create their own parts and tackle the challenges that often come with putting an old car together. He lives in Langley, B.C. on a beautiful wooded property with his wife Katie, daughter Elsie, and son Chevy.


Mike "Slick" Whone

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