Fire truck vs. dragon /

by Barton, Chris [author.]; McCloskey, Shanda [illustrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York ; Little, Brown and Company, 2020.Edition: First edition.Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm.ISBN: 9780316522137 (hardcover); 0316522139 (hardcover).Other title: Fire truck versus dragon.Subject(s): Fire engines -- Juvenile fiction | Dragons -- Juvenile fiction | Friendship -- Juvenile fiction | Humorous stories | Fire engines -- Fiction | Dragons -- Fiction | Friendship -- Fiction | Humorous stories | Fiction | Juvenile worksSummary: Friends Fire Truck and Dragon demonstrate what a good team they make at campfires, cookouts, birthday parties, and more, but in unexpected and unimpressive ways.
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Can a Fire Truck and a Dragon be friends? Find out in this new companion to the household favorite Shark vs. Train ! <br> <br> 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?<br> <br> But wait, is it actually a competition?<br> <br> 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? <br> With playful illustrations and charming text, Fire Truck vs Dragon gives readers an unexpected twist on a would-be rivalry, turned friendship.

Friends Fire Truck and Dragon demonstrate what a good team they make at campfires, cookouts, birthday parties, and more, but in unexpected and unimpressive ways.

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Horn Book Review

In Barton's Shark vs. Train (rev. 7/10), the rivals faced off against each other in a series of contests, and this companion book initially appears to follow the same playbook. The title and front cover tease an epic beast/machine showdown, but "it might surprise you that a fire truck and a dragon can in fact be good friends." So, sitting around a campfire, the dragon puts on a shadow puppet show to accompany the fire truck's scary story. And the pals bring "free-range potato salad" and "my famous firehouse beans" to a barbeque. Throughout, an audience of three kids has high hopes of seeing sparks fly and water blast; they're repeatedly left bemused and disappointed by the pair's camaraderie. Barton's speech-bubble text works exceptionally well with McCloskey's animated mixed-media illustrations, setting up our expectations before throwing us a curveball. The kids never say a word, but their actions and reactions are abundantly clear in the energetic art. "Wait. Do you think they'd be interested in that new thing we've been doing?" "Oh yeah! Where the two of us go head-to-head!" Finally! Or...not. A staring contest is not what the kids had in mind. But there's one last curveball in store, and it's definitely worth the wait. The visual humor will have listeners clamoring for re-matches, er, -readings. Kitty Flynn May/June 2020 p.90(c) Copyright 2020. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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