If you think Superman vs. Batman would be an exciting matchup, wait until you see Shark vs. Train. Find out who triumphs at burping, bowling, Ping-Pong, piano playing, pie eating and many more competitions! Who will YOU root for?

The Contestants

In the left corner: Shark. In the right corner: Train.

  • Shark (Sharkus Sharkus)
  • Favorite color: Blood red
  • Favorite food: Squid pizza
  • Favorite game: Marco Polo
  • Disposition: Ornery
  • Pet peeve: Egotistical trains
  • Train (Trainy train-train)
  • Favorite color: Coal black
  • Favorite food: Black coal
  • Favorite game: Follow the leader
  • Disposition: Cantankerous
  • Pet peeve: Smug sharks

About the Author and Illustrator

Chris Barton

CHRIS BARTON’S childhood enthusiasm for action figures has met its match in his sons’ enthusiasm for sharks and trains. Also the author of Sibert Honor book The Day-Glo Brothers, he and his family live in Austin, Texas.

Tom Lichtenheld

TOM LICHTENHELD has written and/or illustrated a trainload of books, such as What Are You So Grumpy About?, What’s with This Room? and the New York Times bestseller
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