Shark vs. Train (Hardcover)
April 2010 Indie Next List
“Such boy fun when a shark and a train try to outdo each other. Each page brings a funnier situation than before, and by the end, everyone is laughing. A great read aloud with perfect illustrations.”
— Valerie Koehler, Blue Willow Bookshop, Houston, TX
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.
About the Author
Chris Barton won a Sibert Honor in 2010 for his first book, "The Day-Glo Brothers" (Charlesbridge Publishing). He also wrote "Shark vs. Train, " which garnered numerous awards and was a "New York Times" bestseller. He currently lives in Texas. Visit his website at www.chrisbarton.info.
Tom Lichtenheld is the author and illustrator of What Are You So Grumpy About?, What's with This Room?, and Everything I Know About Pirates and the illustrator of his first two collaborations with Amy Krouse Rosenthal, The OK Book and It's Not Fair! He lives in Geneva, Illinois.