From the World Book Day Illustrator 2014 comes a brand-new festive tale about Claude, the bestselling beret-clad canine hero.
Claude and Sir Bobblysock think they've caught a burglar coming down the chimney on Christmas Eve. They clap on the handcuffs and turn on the lights. Oh no! It isn't a burglar - it's none other than Santa Claus! Now the key for the handcuffs is lost and it's up to our two heros to deliver all the presents before midnight...
Claude 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 2017. Alex T. Smith was the World Book Day Illustrator 2014.
Praise for Claude: '...illustrated with humour and elegance...' The Times
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Author-illustrator Alex T. Smith is the award-winning creator of the bestselling Claude series, which is published in 16 languages worldwide, and begins airing as a TV show on Disney Junior in 2018. 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 2016 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 was the official World Book Day illustrator in 2014.
With lots of action, this is an exciting read, and funny throughout both for children and adults. The Claude books are nicely versatile, as they're great to read aloud, but also fun to sneak off with and just read alone, or even just look at the pictures if you want to. Perfect for snowy evenings, cosy bedtimes and, of course, Christmas Eve! — The Bookbag
Full of warm, red and white illustrations and plenty of laughs, Santa Claude will no doubt become a children's Christmas classic — Belfast Telegraph
With plenty of panache, puns and Christmassy fun, this festive adventure from everyone's favourite beret-wearing dog is a perfect addition to your Claude collection - or a brilliant introduction to Waggy Avenue — Bookwitch
A calamity occurs as Claude mistakes Santa for a burglar. In an attempt to save Christmas, Clause sets about delivering the presents himself — Little London Magazine
Oh Claude, you've done it again! — Sunday Independent
As with all of Alex T. Smith's charming tales, there's a sackful of mishaps along the way, before Claude once again saves the day. Full of warm, read and white illustrations and plenty of laughs, Santa Claude will no doubt become a children's Christmas classic — Eastern Daily Press
Hurrah, Claude's back and he and Sir Bobblysock are getting into the festive spirit — WRD About Books
With plenty of panache, puns and Christmassy fun, this festive adventure from everyone's favourite beret-wearing dog is a perfect addition to your Claude collection — Book Trust
I liked this book because it is a very funny story and the author has used a lot of imagination — Ellen, aged 8, Primary Times
The Claude books by Alex T. Smith...are consistently engaging and zany — Irish Times
A beautifully designed hardback — Scottish Daily Express
We've been won over again by Alex T Smith's offbeat canine, Claude, who has returned in his most festive escapade yet — Bath Life