Alex T. Smith - Claude in the City - Hachette Children's Group

Claude in the City

By Alex T. Smith

  • Paperback
  • £5.99

The first adventure of Alex T. Smith's unforgettable canine hero, Claude. Now the star of his very own TV show on Disney Junior!

Meet Claude - the ordinary dog with an extraordinary life. Now the star of his very own TV show on Disney Junior with 52 episodes.

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. They have tea in a café, go shopping and visit a museum. It is all very normal until ... Claude accidentally foils a robbery and becomes the local hero!

The first book in this hilarious bestselling series - perfect for new readers and also great for sharing!

Praise for the Claude series:
'Illustrated with humour and elegance' The Times
'With quirky illustrations and plenty of humour' Metro

Claude in the City was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and selected for the Richard and Judy Book Club. Claude Going for Gold won the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award. Alex T. Smith was the official World Book Day illustrator in 2014.

Follow Alex at alextsmith.com and on Twitter: @Alex_T_Smith

Biographical Notes

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.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9780340998991
  • Publication date: 03 Feb 2011
  • Page count: 96
  • Imprint: Hodder Children's Books
Watch out for this new kid on children's books block, you will be won over! — Librarymice.com
This book is jam-packed with red and black illustrations that bring Claude's world to life. And once you've peeked into Claude's world, you'll definitely want to read more books in the series — The List
I loved everything about this book. — Bookbag
A treat for new readers. — Peters Gazette
The author is a comparitive newcomer to children's books; on this evidence, he should go far. — Independent on Sunday
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
Readers will be excitedly turning the pages. — Red House Children's Book Award
Charming and gentle stories, these are a refreshing change from some of the formulaic series around. These are great books for reluctant readers - the stories are amusing, there is plenty happening, passages are short and the pictures are attractive and informative. — parentsintouch.co.uk

I liked all the pictures, there are lots of them and they are colourful and funny. I would give this book ten out of ten. I am reading some of the other Claude books now too.
Lloyd 8, Wells Bookworms

— Wells Journal
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