Alex T. Smith - Claude All at Sea - Hachette Children's Group

Claude All at Sea

A picture book

By Alex T. Smith

  • Paperback
  • £6.99

The first ever picture book featuring the adorable 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.

The first picture book starring the delightful canine Claude, following the much-loved fiction series. Perfect for Claude's youngest fans.

Are you ready for a rollicking seafaring adventure? In true Claude style, the fearless canine swooshes out of the house via the bathtub. Out at sea and joined by trusted companion, Sir Bobblysock, Claude meets mermaids, dolphins, Captain Poopdeck, and an enormous, ferocious sea monster called Nigel! Can Claude save them all from the monster?

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: 9781444903683
  • Publication date: 13 Jul 2017
  • Page count: 32
  • Imprint: Hodder Children's Books
Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant fun; every spread brims over with visual and verbal delights. If you enjoy quirky; don't miss this one ... Actually, just don't miss it. — Red Reading Hub
For a child who loves a good laugh, Claude All At Sea is a sweet, funny, colourfully illustrated story — The Irish Independent
For emerging readers I recommend the Claude books by Alex T. Smith...with easy-to-follow text, a playful layout and humorous illustrations — Sunday Independent
With wonderful humour and brilliant illustrations, this is a joy of a book. — Parents In Touch
This is Claude's first outing in a picture book, and it's a real corker ... writer-illustrator Smith carefully introduces little children to new words and sounds, and fires their imaginations with a surprisingly friendly sea monster — Press & Journal
With irreverent humour and engaging illustrations, this is perfect to be read out loud and will appeal to anyone who wants to go on a secret escapade! — South Wales Evening Post
I loved it — Helen Hewett, Cotswold Life
A real corker ... writer-illustrator Smith carefully introduces little children to new words and sounds (whoosh) and fired their imaginations with a surprisingly friendly sea monster ... I particularly liked the hat and bow tie that Nigel wears — Belfast Telegraph
Claude is a delightful character whose resourcefulness and joie de vivre will appeal to both youngsters and adults. Clever use of colour and typography brings the story and its characters to life, and offers plenty of opportunity for noisy interaction. — Book Trust
This is a great introduction for a younger audience to the 'Claude' series and will have little ones laughing out loud. — School Librarian
Alex T Smith's latest creation is a perfect combination of words and pictures, which make an engaging, inventive and humorous caper — Inis
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