Shark Vs. Train

I've heard a lot of good things about this one, so I figured it was time to check it out. 

*The book's creators get perfect scores for their approach to designing the flow and humor, all the way down to the tiniest details (like the Fonzarelli leather reference on an otherwise inconsequential truck)  
*Love, love, love the lemonade page
*Having it wind up and down out of the boys' toy box gives the whole thing a logical reason for being 

*Let's face it: the shark wouldn't survive on land, so making the train struggle underwater is a little one-sided 
*Totally not necessary, but I would have enjoyed having a little referee on each page 
*I believe a train is equally capable of winning at bowling

It's been months since a book of this caliber has crossed my path.  Shark vs. Train is a surefire Best of the Best selection.  Chris Barton and Tom Lichtenheld might just have come up with the template for the perfect 21st Century children's story.  Great characters, amazing pictures, and funny on every single page -- what more could you ask for?  Please add this to your collection today!

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