Apr 29, 2011
Shark vs Train
Shark vs. Train by Chris Barton
Illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld
Two boys rush toward a toy chest. One grabs a shark, the other grabs a train. Shark vs. Train Who will win? What follows is a series of scenarios imagined by the two boys pitting the shark against the train. Who will win in the ocean? on railroad tracks? shooting baskets? or performing in a piano recital? Eventually, even the shark and train can see this rivalry is getting out of control. But it's OK, the boys have to leave for lunch and shark and train get to go back to their toy chest.
Shark vs. Train is definitely entertaining and a boy magnet. My boy has read it every night this week! The illustrations are fun and the little dialogue bubbles offer a great insight into the characters and some nudges to the adults.