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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
For those with children getting to grips with paperbacks for the first time, the Claude series by Alex T Smith always provides great value: small and packable and crammed with enough illustrations of the adventurous eponymous hound to entice early readers. - Ham & High
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
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 graduated from Coventry University with a degree in Illustration and won second place in the Macmillan Prize for Children's Illustration. Claude won the 5-9 young fiction Sainsbury's Children's Book Award, was selected for the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize, the Richard and Judy Book Club and is soon to be a TV star on Disney Junior with 52 episodes airing in 2018. Alex T. Smith is a World Book Day Illustrator.