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Claude in the Spotlight

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)

Claude in the Spotlight is the fifth title in this adorable new young fiction series from the talented Alex T. Smith. Claude was selected for the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize 2012 and the Richard and Judy Book Club 2011.

A gentle stroll through town leads to leg kicking and bottom shaking as Claude dances his way into the theatre and straight into the spotlight! There are two new books to come - Claude in the Country and Claude on the Slopes. Praise for Claude: '...illustrated with humour and elegance...' The Times

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Praise for Claude in the Spotlight

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

  • A treat for new readers. - Peters Gazette

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

  • I loved everything about this book. - Bookbag

  • A perfect series for new readers. - Parents In Touch

  • This is a fantastic series that is sure to capture the attention of any reader with its funny and engaging story. - Huddersfield Daily Examiner

  • A lovely, silly story and once again the well written words and delightful illustrations go together beautifully. - Bookbag

  • Alex T. Smith is a rising star in children's books. The text is ideal for early readers, combining simple language with humour and page-turning entertainment. It is his skill in creating drama out of bright comedy that makes the book such a compulsive read. - Books For Keeps

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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. 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.