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Shark vs. Train (2010)

by Chris Barton

Other authors: Tom Lichtenheld (Illustrator)

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The story is about two boys playing with their toys, shark and train. The two toys tell the story from their point of view as if it is actually happening. The story asks who would win, but points out that it depends on many things. This is because each toy has their strengths and weaknesses and sometimes things are not always fair. In the end the two boys put back the toys in the toy box to go have lunch. ( )
  rachlara | Mar 5, 2017 |
This book is the tale of a toy shark, a toy train and two boys with huge imaginations. So the shark and the train are in constant battle with each winning in their own elements. It is the craziest competition ever, when the terror of oceans, the shark, takes on the king of the tracks, the train. Through the story we find out who wins because both Shark and Train face off in situation from wacky to bizarre. However, find out who triumphs at burping, bowling, ping-png, piano playing, pie eating, and many more challenges. At the end there is a question who is the greatest, shark or train?
  hildaalcaraz | Feb 6, 2017 |
A silly, light picture book about battles between a shark and a train. A book about perspective. We're not all great at everything!
  dineenvallance | Nov 29, 2016 |
Chris Barton ventures inside the minds of children play. Its a who will win at different adventures, the shark or the train?
  R.edwards2 | Sep 30, 2016 |
Shark VS. Train shows the battle between the two and who would win under varying circumstances. It starts off with two boys playing with toys in their room. Then we are shown different pages of battles between the two such as on railroad tracks, seesaws, eating pies etc. Towards the end they get to battles that they both would lose. The book ends when the two boys get called for lunch.
This book is very creative and is constantly pulled off the shelf at my daughter's preschool. The humor in the illustrations really bring the story to life. Reading a few of these stories could lead to an engaging writing project for students where they create their own version of this book.
  SteveKorin | Jul 21, 2016 |
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The story is about two boys playing with their toys, shark and train. The two toys tell the story from their point of view as if it is actually happening. The story asks who would win, but points out that it depends on many things. This is because each toy has their strengths and weaknesses and sometimes things are not always fair. In the end the two boys put back the toys in the toy box to go have lunch.
 
"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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It is literately what the title says. As each character tries to play upon their strengths, they find there is no clear winner until the end when they are put back in the toy box, and they are right back where they started.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0316007625, Hardcover)

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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A shark and a train compete in a series of contests on a seesaw, in hot air balloons, bowling, shooting baskets, playing hide-and-seek, and more.

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