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Shark vs. Train

Shark vs. Train

by Chris Barton Illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld

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?

2, 3, 4
Interest Level
Grade PreK
Comedy and Humor

About the Author and Illustrator

Chris Barton Chris Barton is an author of children's books. His book "The Day-Glo Brothers: The True Story of Bob and Joe Switzer's Bright Ideas and Brand-New Colors," is a 2010 Robert F. Sibert Honor Book.
Tom Lichtenheld Tom Lichtenheld illustrated the children's book Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site, written by Sherri Duskey Rinker, which was a #1 New York Times bestseller. He lives in Chicago. Find out more at

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