Illustrated by Shanda McCloskey

Publishers Weekly *Starred Review*: “Frustrated expectations have seldom been so funny…”

Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books: “With a lot of reread potential … this is sure to be a favorite at bedtime and storytime.”

Booklist: “Teaches readers to … value unlikely and unexpected friendships…”

Kirkus Reviews: “High-wired hilarity.”

School Library Journal: “Despite the two titular characters going head-to-head as depicted on the cover … this companion to Barton’s Shark vs. Train is not only good fun, but also shows children that people with differences can still be friends.”

Can a Fire Truck and a Dragon be friends? Find out in this new companion to the household favorite Shark vs. Train!

It’s the wackiest rivalry ever, when the fire-breathing ruler of the skies and the fearless fire truck go head to head in an epic battle of fire vs water! Who will win?

But wait, is it actually a competition?

Their rivalry takes unexpected turns as these two unlikely friends face off at a campfire, a birthday party, and more with unexpected results. Who will you root for?

With playful illustrations and charming text, Fire Truck vs. Dragon gives readers an unexpected twist on a would-be rivalry, turned friendship.

40 pages
All ages
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780316522137