Posts tagged ‘books for young boys’

August 23, 2011

Shark vs. Train

“Who will win?”

“Well, that depends on if they’re … in the ocean ..or on railroad tracks. If they’re on a seesaw on in hot-air balloons.”

This imaginative tale is about a competition between a shark and a train. The situations range from expected to bizarre, wacky and silly. By the end even shark and train realize this competition is getting a little out of hand.

The illustrations are the gem of the book, they carry the humor in an action-packed, cooky way.  The pictures vividly capture the myriad of emotions that shark and train experience in event after event.  The illustrator does a phenomenal job in bringing to life the characters by harnessing the soul and energy of two young boys.

This book will definitely appeal to any young boy, but my two girls enjoyed it thoroughly. Sometimes my 5 year old and I will grab two toys and try to come up with our own wacky competition.

Author: Chris Barton
Illustrator: Tom Lichtenheld

Shark vs. Train

March 29, 2011

Harry and Horsie

There was no time to lose! Harry put on his helmet and grabbed his goggles.

Then he jumped aboard his rocket ship … and took off to find his friend.

Harry and his friend Horsie are best friends and inseparable. Until one night when the Super Duper Bubble Blooper gets a little out of control and a super duper bubble carries his best friend up, up, and away. Harry does not fret, he gets on his rocket ship and blasts off on a rescue mission.

This is an imaginative story that any young child will enjoy. The retro-comic style works well and may bring some nostalgia for the parents. It is a fun read aloud book … who wouldn’t smile while saying “Bloop Bloop Bloop”. So grab this book and blast off on an adventure !

Author: Katie Van Camp
Illustrator: Lincoln Agnew

Harry and Horsie

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