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Claude at the Circus

Alex T. Smith

8 Reviews

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Claude, Interest age: from c 5 years, Fiction, Picture books: character books, Picture storybooks, Adventure stories (Children's / Teenage), Animal stories (Children's / Teenage), Humorous stories (Children's / Teenage)

Come one, come all for this extraordinary fiction debut for both Alex T Smith and his unforgettable hero, Claude.

A walk in the park leads to a walk on a tightrope when Claude joins a circus, throws custard pies, and becomes the star of the show! Funny and exciting stories from a bright, young newcomer.

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Praise for Claude at the Circus

  • Watch out for this new kid on children's books block, you will be won over! - Librarymice.com

  • I loved everything about this book. - Bookbag

  • A treat for new readers. - Peters Gazette

  • Claude's gentle adventures and Alex T. Smith's irresistible illustrations make this a great book to share with children. - ABC Magazine

  • Comic talent not just for writing a good story but also illustrating it in a fitting but hilarious style. - Books For Keeps

  • A wonderful creation for newly independent readers. - The Bookseller

  • Perfect for newly developing readers and great to share. - Primary Times

  • Smith's beret-sporting pooch, Claude, is back on hapless and hilarious form in Claude At The Circus. - Junior

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Alex T. Smith

Author-illustrator Alex T. Smith is the award-winning creator of the bestselling Claude series, which is published in 16 languages worldwide, and is now a TV show on Disney Junior and coming soon to ITVBe. Alex's newest series, Mr Penguin, launched in 2017, to widespread praise. Alex's quirky, witty writing and illustrations are instantly recognisable, critically acclaimed and as popular with adults as children. Alex is also widely praised for his work illustrating children's classics: he won Children's Book of the World Illustration Award for his illustrations in a new edition of Dodie Smith's The Hundred and One Dalmatians; he has created new art for books by Enid Blyton, Eva Ibbotson and Richmal Crompton. Alex has collaborated with Watership Down author Richard Adams on his last book, Egg Box Dragon, as well as David Almond and Juno Dawson. Alex has won the UKLA Picture Book Award and the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award, and been shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Award. He has also been the official World Book Day illustrator.

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