Shark vs. Train

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By Chris Barton

Illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld

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$18.99

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$24.99 CAD

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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

  • New York Times BestsellerParent's Choice Silver HonorA Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year
  • *"This inspired pairing, executed with ingenuity and packed with action and humor, is a sure winner."
    School Library Journal (starred review)
  • *"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 Reviews (starred review)
  • *"This is a genius concept ... Just when readers will think the scenarios can't get more absurd, the book moves into even funnier territory. ... Lichtenheld's watercolor cartoons have a fluidity and goofy intensity that recalls Mad magazine, while Barton gives the characters snappy dialogue throughout."
    Publishers Weekly (starred review)
  • "Barton's imaginative and wacky scenarios are knocked home by Lichtenheld's ferociously funny artwork and will leave kids measuring up their dump truck and T-Rex for the next tale of the tape."
    Booklist
  • "Barton's deadpan text-sparked with dialogue balloons that give the characters both personality and one-liners is matched by Lichtenheld's spot-on visual humor."
    The Horn Book

On Sale
Apr 1, 2010
Page Count
40 pages
ISBN-13
9780316007627

Chris Barton

About the Author

Chris Barton is the author of books including bestseller Shark vs. Train, the Mighty Truck series, and acclaimed nonfiction such as The Day-Glo Brothers, Whoosh! and What Do You Do with a Voice Like That? Chris lives in Austin, Texas, where he has advocated for greater diversity in children's literature by cofounding the Modern First Library program with BookPeople. For more information about him, please visit http://www.chrisbarton.info.
 
Shanda (rhymes with panda) McCloskey is the author-illustrator of the STEM-friendly tales: DOLL-E 1.0 and T-BONE THE DRONE. She studied art in Atlanta and New York City, and now lives in Ball Ground, GA with two cool daughters, an awesome husband, and a scruffy dog named Jovie. Shanda loves visiting schools and invites you to visit and download free activities at ShandaMc.com.

 

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Tom Lichtenheld

About the Illustrator

Tom Lichtenheld is an art director at Cramer-Krasselt, an international advertising agency. He has written four other children’s books, including Everything I Know About Pirates, Everything I Know About Monsters, Everything I Know About Cars (Simon & Schuster), and our topselling frontlist picture book of 2003, What Are You So Grumpy About?.

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