Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Shark vs. Train by Chris Barton

Book Jacket

It's the craziest competition ever, when the terror of the oceans, Shark, takes on the king of the rails, Train.  Who will win?  Shark and Train face off in situations from wacky to bizarre.  Find out who triumphs at burping, bowling, Ping-Pong, piano playing, pie eating, and many more!

Who will you root for?


Eh.  Maybe it's because I have no interest in either sharks or trains, but I didn't really see the award-quality entertainment factor for this book.  The drawings are well done, and it's cute to see each combatant perform in various outrageous contests.  I particularly liked the shark's growled "Whaddaya mean, 'It's a little watery'?!" at his underwater lemondage stand.

It's a cute read, but nothing special.

Two out of five chatty cabooses.

Release Date:  April 2010
Reading Level:  All Ages
Where In Dunlap Public Library's Collection:  MONARCH

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