Shark vs. Train (Hardcover)
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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 makes books for children and people who used to be children. He's been fortunate to work with many talented writers, editors, and publishers who've helped him enjoy the best job in the whole wide world. Learn more at tomlichtenheld.com.