For emerging readers I recommend the Claude books by Alex T. Smith...with easy-to-follow text, a playful layout and humorous illustrations
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!
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
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.
I loved it
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.
With wonderful humour and brilliant illustrations, this is a joy of a book.
Alex T Smith's latest creation is a perfect combination of words and pictures, which make an engaging, inventive and humorous caper
This is a great introduction for a younger audience to the 'Claude' series and will have little ones laughing out loud.
For a child who loves a good laugh, Claude All At Sea is a sweet, funny, colourfully illustrated story
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