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Shark Vs. Train

Barton, Chris (Book - 2010 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Shark Vs. Train
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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.
Authors: Barton, Chris
Title: Shark vs. train
Publisher: New York, NY : Little, Brown and Co., 2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: [32] p. :,col. ill. ;,27 cm.
Summary: 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.
Awards & Distinctions: A Junior Library Guild selection
Monarch Award 2012
Additional Contributors: Lichtenheld, Tom
Alternate Title: Shark versus train
ISBN: 9780316007627
0316007625
Statement of Responsibility: by Chris Barton & Tom Lichtenheld
Subject Headings: Competition (Psychology) Juvenile fiction. Sharks Juvenile fiction. Railroad trains Juvenile fiction. Competition (Psychology) Fiction. Sharks Fiction. Railroad trains Fiction. Picture books.
Topical Term: Competition (Psychology)
Sharks
Railroad trains
Competition (Psychology)
Sharks
Railroad trains
Picture books.
LCCN: 2009017961
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List - Monarch Reading Club 2012 by: Robyn176 Aug 13, 2012

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. Who wins the burping contest? (the belching train, of course!) Who’s better at running a lemonade stand? (considering that the shark is living under ... Read More »


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Just before the title page of this hilarious book, two boys are shown scrambling in a toy box for their favourite playthings. One pulls out a shark, the other chooses a train, and the contest is on: which of the two toys will win in a head-to-head competition? Of course, the answer depends on the type of competition (Shark aces the high-dive, but Train has the upper hand...er, smokestack...in roasting marshmallows) and the terrain on which it's held (Train doesn't function so well in the ocean). Bubbling over with bravado and wacky, over-the-top scenarios, Shark vs. Train will delight fans of funny, action-packed reads such as Mini Grey's Traction Man Meets Turbo Dog or Lisa Wheeler's Dino-Hockey.

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Apr 24, 2014
  • CraigGraziano rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

What starts as two boys’ simple search through a toy box spirals into the possibilities of pitting these very different opponents against each other and predicting what might happen. Now I know what you are thinking: there are a million differences between a shark and a train, and that is part of the fun. This book is the extreme equivalent of comparing apples to oranges.

Read more at: http://www.librarypoint.org/shark_vs_train_barton

Sep 20, 2013
  • Aci rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

My boys love this book! I love the details in their comments and the cool "fights". Really enjoyable for both my 4 and 8 year old boys.

Oct 06, 2012
  • El_Gato rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Ultimate boys picture book full of testosterone. Fun read that our boys just loved to bits.

Nov 16, 2011
  • Ubalstecha rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is an awesome story of a series of battles between a shark and a train. Who can stay underwater longer? Who is fastest on land? Who can hide in a bedroom better? On, and on, and on. And sillier and sillier and sillier.

The boy in your life will love this book, and you, the adult, will laugh at the sheer ridiculousness of the situations. Worth re-reading too as you appreciate what is really going on now that you know the ending. Go get this.

Mar 17, 2011
  • BakerStreetIrregular rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

An ingenious and original childrens book with beautiful illustrations.

Aug 17, 2010
  • ronjohn rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

My four year-old son loves this book, but it doesn't do much for me

Jul 08, 2010
  • teacupfaerie rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

A very funny book with lots of great messages for kids. The shark rocks.

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Dec 11, 2013
  • CraigGraziano rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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