PBD: Shark vs. Train
This is one of my favorite picturebooks, one that I highly recommend for reluctant boy readers. In this story, two boys argue over which is better, tougher, and cooler - sharks or trains. They go through a series of tests with train winning some and shark winning some. The illustrations are simple, yet colorful and highly entertaining. I was lucky to have Tom Lichtenheld here at ASU for the annual Language and Literacy Conference in Feb 2014. He was a wonderful speaker and his session inspired many teachers to incorporate his work and drawing in their classrooms. I have become a big fan of Tom's work and look forward to his new books in 2014.