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Barton, Chris.
Boston : Little, Brown, 2010
IL K-3, RL 4.4
ISBN 0316007625
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Do you like sharks? Do you like trains? Do you like contests? If yes, then this book will surely make you smile. The imaginations of two young boys kick into overdrive when they rummage through their toy box and pull out a shark and train. Immediately, the toys transform into a ferocious looking shark and a powerful locomotive train who battle it out in some really cool contests. Who, they wonder, would be the winner roasting marshmallows, burping, high diving or on a seesaw? Readers will especially love when shark and train are thrown into truly ridiculous contests where neither could ever possibly win. Who would take the prize in a piano recital? (Neither have any hands!) The wonderfully silly pictures, dialog and crazy contests will leave you laughing out loud and ready to do battle with toys of your own.   (Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards, 2011-2012)
SUBJECTS:     Competition (Psychology) -- Fiction.
                        Sharks -- Fiction.
                        Railroad trains -- Fiction.
                        Picture books for children.

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