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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.

About the Author

Chris Barton

I'm the author of picture books including bestseller Shark Vs. Train, Sibert Honor-winning The Day-Glo Brothers, and Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List books The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch (2016-17) and Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions (2017-18) , both illustrated by Don Tate.

My new books in 2016-17 include 88 Instruments (illus. by Louis Thomas) , Mighty Truck: Muddymania! (illus. by Troy Cummings) , Book or Bell? (illus. by Ashley Spires) , and Dazzle Ships: World War I and the Art of Confusion (illus. by Victo Ngai) . I visit schools by the score and also love speaking to professional gatherings of librarians, educators, and my fellow writers.

I'm married to novelist Jennifer Ziegler (Revenge of the Flower Girls, How Not to Be Popular) , and we live with our family in Austin, Texas, where I have advocated for greater diversity in children's literature by cofounding the Modern First Library program with independent bookseller BookPeople. For more information about me, please visit www.chrisbarton.info.

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