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15 out of 19 people found this review helpful.
More Fun Than You Usually Find Between the Covers
A note to the reader: If I were sharing this with a child for the first time, I would skip the front matter and start the story on the title page.(The first two illustrations, before the title page, reveal that the shark and the train are toys, wielded by two playmates.) If you skip to the title page the ending -- with the boys called to lunch -- is a delightful surprise.
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5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.
Where are the games?
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Posted May 12, 2011
Who will win - Shark or Train??!! You MUST read this hilarious book to find out...
Shark vs. Train is an entertaining tale about what happens when one young boy finds a toy shark in the toy box and another young boy finds a toy train. This begins a battle royale with a series of amusing face-offs. Who will win in the ocean? Shark, of course. Who will win on the railroad tracks? Another predictable one. But the fun begins when author Chris Barton's inquiries start to get more unusual: who will run a better lemonade stand? Apparently Train, because Shark can't compete with a lemonade tank! And how about Trick or Treating, who will triumph in that activity? Clearly Shark will and he doesn't even need much of a costume to scare all the treats right out of the bowl and into his bag. This amusing book will delight young children. The humor is sophisticated and clever enough to entertain both parent and child. It's a celebration of imagination. The illustrations are terrific, as well. Adults reading this book: take a look at the spread of the shark trying to jump the cars, one actually has the words A. Fonzarelli Leather Co. on it. What a funny take on the Happy Days "Jump the Shark" episode!
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Posted August 29, 2012
Reviewed by Anne B. for Readers Favorite "Shark vs Train&q
Reviewed by Anne B. for Readers Favorite "Shark vs Train" by
Chris Barton and narrated by Bryan Kennedy is the tale of a toy shark, a
toy train and two boys with large imaginations. The shark and the train
are in constant battle with each winning in their own elements. But what
would happen if the battle took place in a lemonade stand? The shark was
too big for the lemonade tank so train won that battle. Who would roast
the best marshmallows? Who can eat the most pies? Who can burp the
loudest? Who would win the battle if they were on motorcycles or when
they perform at a piano recital? Diving, collecting candy, playing
basketball, bowling, riding rides at the Carnival, playing games and
hide n go seek, who can claim the titles of the best? Who is the
coolest, toughest, most reckless? Who is the greatest, shark or train?
The plot for this book is zany, entertaining, silly, and lovable! I am
sure children will love this story as a picture book but it does not
lend its self well to the audio format. My suggestion would be to
package the book and audio together so that children could listen to the
book as they look at the pictures. When asked to review this book I was
only given the audio version alone and it lacked something. With the
hard copy of the book, children aged 3 to 5 will adore this story. The
author is very imaginative and has created an excellent and original
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