Shark vs. Train by Chris Barton
Maybe if I transcribe some of the gleeful exclamations of Benjamin about this book, we'll have a review that will make you want to read this imaginative book without spoiling any of the fun.
Alysa: Let's write about Shark vs. Train.
Benjamin: Lets read it! Shark bersuz Train. (Pointing to wordless page): read this words! Grr... Shark is not too heavy, Train is too heavy! The train is hot! The shark is burping! Wemomade! Crabs not have mouths. Shark have mouth! Silly wemomade. Trick-or-treating... Having some ice cream. I want to ride on the train. Play hide and seek. Mommy and a Daddy. Light is off. Mom Mommy Mom! Playing a game. Holding that, holding those. That is a TV. Mommy listen! That is the little 'boose! It's too far away. Riding motorcycles! Boys, lunch!
There you have it! Hilariously written, stupendously illustrated, a Cybils finalist this year, among many other accolades.
And then, as he sees me add the cover image to this review:
It's Shark bersuz train! Yay! Mom, clap! (Mom obliges.) Mom, it's a book.