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Review of <i>Shark vs. Train</i> by Chris Barton

Title

Review of Shark vs. Train by Chris Barton

ISBN

9780316007627

Publication Date

2010

Publisher

Little, Brown and Co.

City

New York

Disciplines

Library and Information Science | Modern Literature

Keywords

Children's literature, reviews

Review

This story chronicles the competitive adventures of a shark toy and a train toy. They engage in a variety of challenging activities in many different situations, each trying to outdo the other. The plot is engaging and imaginative, with the details of the illustrations providing the greatest source of humor. The intended audience would be pre-kindergarten through third grade because of the simplicity of the plot. A negative aspect of the book is the angry nature of the two main characters and the constant bickering and tearing down of the other character’s esteem. Although a humorous and unique read from a parent to a child, there is little educational use for teachers in this simple story. Optional Purchase. Kaitlin Start, Centennial Library Intern.

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