Shark vs. Train

By Barton, Chris

Publishers Summary:
Shark VS. Train! WHO WILL WIN?!If you think Superman vs. Batman would be an exciting matchup, wait until you see Shark vs. Train. In this hilarious and wacky picture book, Shark and Train egg each other on for one competition after another, including burping, bowling, Ping Pong, piano playing, pie eating, and many more! Who do YOU think will win, Shark or Train? [star]"This is a genius concept." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review[star]"Lichtenheld's snarling shark and grimacing train are definitely ready for a fight, and his scenarios gleefully play up the absurdity. The combatants' expressions are priceless when they lose. A glum train in smoky dejection, or a bewildered, crestfallen shark? It's hard to choose; both are winners." -- Kirkus, starred review

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ISBN
978-0-31600-762-7
Publisher
Little, Brown


REVIEWS

School Library Journal

Reviewed on April 1, 2010

PreS-Gr 2 When a boy with a toy shark faces a train-wielding companion, it sets off a series of imaginative and very funny contests between fish and machine. The result of each battle depends on the setting. Shark wins at high diving, not surprisingly, while Train comes out on top when it comes to burping. Other face-offs are less immediately obvious: Train stretches vertically to triumph at basketball, while Shark's sharp-toothed clown costume works best for trick-or-treating. In some situations, neither combatant fare...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on July 1, 2010

This clever picture book asks readers to ponder that age-old philosophical question: if a shark is pitted against a train, which would win? Well, it turns out that the answer depends on the contest. In a burping competition, it's obvious that the train's belch would be much louder than the shark's; and when it comes to making lemonade, the train's desert stand is much more successful than the shark's underwater business. However, the train is...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2010

If a shark is pitted against a train, which would win? The answer depends on the contest: the train's belch is lou...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on May 1, 2010

:The contests between Shark and Train are hilarious, especially as they grow more ridiculous. Tom Lichtenheld’s artwork is full of energy and amusing details, such as a caboose that has a mind of it...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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