Fire Truck vs. Dragon (Hardcover)

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Fire Truck vs. Dragon (Hardcover)

By Chris Barton, Shanda McCloskey (Illustrator)


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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!

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.
Chris Barton is the author of books including bestseller Shark vs. Train, the Mighty Truck series, and acclaimed nonfiction such as The Day-Glo Brothers, Whoosh! and What Do You Do with a Voice Like That? Chris lives in Austin, Texas, where he has advocated for greater diversity in children's literature by cofounding the Modern First Library program with BookPeople. For more information about him, please visit
 Shanda (rhymes with panda) McCloskey is the author-illustrator of the STEM-friendly tales: DOLL-E 1.0 and T-BONE THE DRONE. She studied art in Atlanta and New York City, and now lives in Ball Ground, GA with two cool daughters, an awesome husband, and a scruffy dog named Jovie. Shanda loves visiting schools and invites you to visit and download free activities at

Product Details ISBN: 9780316522137
ISBN-10: 0316522139
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: March 10th, 2020
Pages: 40
Language: English
"A friendship story for the young and vicious."—Kirkus

*"Frustrated expectations have seldom been so funny; Barton's misdirections are beautifully timed, and McCloskey's digitally enhanced pencil-and-watercolor drawings are bright and exuberant."—Publishers Weekly, starred review

"This book teaches readers toexpress and appreciate differences, value unlikely and unexpected friendships, and be proud of yourself and your loved ones for things you succeed at."—Booklist

"Sure to be a favorite at bedtime and storytime."—BCCB