*Starred Review* Lichtenheld’s snarling shark and grimacing train are definitely ready for a fight, and his scenarios gleefully play up the absurdity. The combatants’ expressions are priceless when they lose. A glum train in smoky dejection, or a bewildered, crestfallen shark? It’s hard to choose; both are winners.
*Starred Review* This is a genius concept … Just when readers will think the scenarios can’t get more absurd, the book moves into even funnier territory. … Lichtenheld’s watercolor cartoons have a fluidity and goofy intensity that recalls Mad magazine, while Barton gives the characters snappy dialogue throughout.
*Starred Review* [I]maginative and very funny… The cleverly chosen contests reflect the imaginative powers of kids while retaining the consistent logic that’s also essential to play. … Energetic cartoon illustrations take full advantage of the visual possibilities. … This inspired pairing, executed with ingenuity and packed with action and humor, is a sure winner.