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

Claude in the Country

By Alex T. Smith

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Claude is getting muddy down on the farm. 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.

A quiet nature walk in the country turns into a busy day on the farm when Claude ends up mucking out the pigs, feeding the chickens, and lassoing a fearsome bull!

The fourth 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.

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  • ISBN: 9781444909289
  • Publication date: 04 Oct 2012
  • Page count: 96
  • Imprint: Hodder Children's Books
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 wonderful creation for newly independent readers. — indie bound Christmas Books
Thank goodness Alex T Smith is doing such a grand job of continuing to feed my Claude habit. I do like to steal the Claude stories away from my daughter and curl up to read them myself as they always cheer me up. Smith has great style in his artwork, and a real sense of fun, and he matches it perfectly with the cleverly crafted stories. * * * * * — Bookbag
Delightfully witty... beautifully-judged text with enormously appealing illustrations. — Ham & High
Another Claude book - wonderful! Excellent for newly confident young readers... beautifully produced too. — parentsintouch.co.uk
Quirky illustrations and a truly endearing central character make this a winner for both children and parents. — World Book Day
Children and adults will love Claude's exploration of the countryside... a hilarious addition to this stylish series. Claude really is the cream of the crop for younger readers. — We Love This Book
There is no relenting in the quality of this series. There is absolutely nothing to dislike about the Claude series, nothing. — Library Mice
Quintessentially British humour from writer/illustrator Smith... whimsical and charming. — Financial Times
An out-and-out winner this. — Daily Telegraph
Innovative illustrations... Claude's surreal adventures are both amusing and fun to read, having great appeal for newly confident readers. — Books for Keeps
A lively read, with images in a stylish retro palette of black, white and red. — Junior
Cleverly mixing the everyday and the surreal. — Carousel
Highly lovable... Claude is a rather extraordinary little dog who appeals to this age range immensely. — Rascals of London
Brilliant... much-loved... extraordinary. Great for sharing and with a highly lovable character. This lively read will get both children and adults chuckling. — Red House Children's Book Award
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