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Title: PBs about rivalry (not necessarily sibling rivalry)?
Post by: CarrieF on March 31, 2012, 12:13 PM
I'd love to tap the collective wisdom of this list. I'm looking for some picture books that feature a rivalry between two characters. It does not have to be sibling rivalry, although that would work. A couple of books I've found so far are
Pirate vs. Pirate by Mary Quattlebaum
The Tale of Pip and Squeak by Kate Duke

Thanks for any leads that are similar to these.

Carrie
Title: Re: PBs about rivalry (not necessarily sibling rivalry)?
Post by: LeslieG on March 31, 2012, 12:41 PM
Hmmmm...three that come to mind off the top of my head are Don't Need Friends by Carolyn Crimi, The Remarkable Friendship of Mr. Cat and Mr. Rat by Rick Walton, and Earth to Clunk by Pam Smallcomb.


(^Although these may be, in part, more in the "clash" than "competition" category.)
Title: Re: PBs about rivalry (not necessarily sibling rivalry)?
Post by: Kell on March 31, 2012, 01:09 PM
Rosie Sprout's Time to Shine is a new one authored by Knopf editor Alison Wortche (I might be butchering that spelling -- Kurtis?).
Title: Re: PBs about rivalry (not necessarily sibling rivalry)?
Post by: Mike Jung on March 31, 2012, 01:10 PM
SHARK VS. TRAIN!
Title: Re: PBs about rivalry (not necessarily sibling rivalry)?
Post by: DianaM on March 31, 2012, 01:46 PM
"Dirty Joe, The Pirate": Sibling rivalry between brother and sister pirate.
Title: Re: PBs about rivalry (not necessarily sibling rivalry)?
Post by: ecb on March 31, 2012, 03:05 PM
I'm not sure if this strictly fits your requirement--it's not really a versus situation--but I think ENEMY PIE by Derek Munson/Tara Callahan King is wonderful. It's about a young kid whose dad invites his school enemy over to play.
Title: Re: PBs about rivalry (not necessarily sibling rivalry)?
Post by: KatyD on March 31, 2012, 04:02 PM
You may want to take a look at YOU'RE MEAN, LILY JEAN! by Frieda Wishinsky.
Title: Re: PBs about rivalry (not necessarily sibling rivalry)?
Post by: CarrieF on March 31, 2012, 05:30 PM
Thanks, these are great recommendations!

Diana, Dirty Joe sounds hilarious! I'm looking forward to reading that one.

...feeling thankful for this board, and for interlibrary loan...

Carrie
Title: Re: PBs about rivalry (not necessarily sibling rivalry)?
Post by: Kurtis on May 20, 2012, 05:00 PM
Rosie Sprout's Time to Shine is a new one authored by Knopf editor Alison Wortche (I might be butchering that spelling -- Kurtis?).

Sorry, I'm just seeing this now. You spelled it right, and I love Allison's book -- what makes it wonderful for me is how the hero Rosie rises above the rivalry. She sort of "defeats" her rival but it's through kindness and not done out of rivalry, she just does what she loves to do. Great story.
Title: Re: PBs about rivalry (not necessarily sibling rivalry)?
Post by: elisa on May 20, 2012, 07:13 PM
The Recess Queen by Alexis O'Neil. . .
Title: Re: PBs about rivalry (not necessarily sibling rivalry)?
Post by: ekm on May 22, 2012, 10:29 AM
My PB is:
What About Me? 12 Ways to Get Your Parents' Attention Without Hitting Your Sister
(Parenting Press)

Here's the trailer (2 min):
A gentle remedy for sibling rivalry
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGwRZfKJkco
Title: Re: PBs about rivalry (not necessarily sibling rivalry)?
Post by: Stephanie Ruble on May 22, 2012, 10:09 PM
TWO OF A KIND by Jacqui Robbins. It's about rivalry between girls at school, with a hint of mean girls. It's wonderfully written and illustrated.