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Claude in the City

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.

Claude is no ordinary dog - he leads an extraordinary life!
When Mr and Mrs Shinyshoes set off for work, Claude decides what adventure he wants to have that day.
Today he and Sir Bobblysock go to the city for the very first time. The have tea in a cafe, go shopping and visit a museum. It is all very normal until... Claude accidentally foils a robbery and becomes the local hero!
Claude in the City has also been selected for the Richard and Judy Children's Book Club 2011.

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Praise for Claude in the City

  • 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

  • Funny, detailed illustrations. - Mumsense

  • colourful and lively illustrations which add immensely to the fun. - Carousel

  • Another great talent... a sparing style is the perfect medium for his humorous tale. - 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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