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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Chris Barton Narrator: Bryan Kennedy Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2012 ISBN: 9781619697836
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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?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A genius concept—the kids’ equivalent of a classic guy bull session, centering on two playmates’ favorite toys.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Imaginative and wacky scenarios.”


  • “When a boy with a toy shark faces a train-wielding companion, it sets off a series of imaginative and very funny contests between fish and machine.”

    School Library Journal

  • “With two boys at a toy chest, one clutching a shark and the other a train, thus begins the most unlikeliest of competitions…A glum train in smoky dejection, or a bewildered, crestfallen shark? It’s hard to choose; both are winners.” 

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • A Barnes & Noble Best Book
  • A Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books
  • A Publishers Weekly Best Book
  • A Washington Post Best Book
  • A School Library Journal Best Book
  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A Publishers Weekly Bestseller
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About the Author

Chris Barton is the author of the New York Times and Publishers Weekly bestseller Shark Vs. Train. It was a finalist for the 2011 Children’s Choice Book Awards and named one of the best books of 2010 by Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, Parents, The Washington Post, Barnes & Noble, and The Bank Street Children’s Book Committee. It was a Junior Library Guild selection, received a silver honor from the Parents’ Choice Awards, and has won statewide book awards in Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Utah.

Barton is also the author of the American Library Association Sibert Honor-winning The Day-Glo Brothers and Can I See Your ID? True Stories of False Identities. He is married to novelist, Jennifer Ziegler, and they live in Austin, Texas.

About the Narrator

Bryan Kennedy was born and raised on Long Island and has been working as an actor and comedian in New York for the past several years. He has done numerous theater productions, voiceovers, commercials, and audiobooks.