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Meet Claude! He is a small, plump dog who wears a beret and a lovely red jumper. But Claude is no ordinary dog – he leads an extraordinary life! So when Mr and Mrs Shinyshoes set off for work one day, Claude decides it’s time for a trip to the city! With his best friend, Sir Bobblysock – who is a slightly bobbly, grubby sock – Claude goes in search of bright lights and excitement. And he certainly finds it! Together, 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 a hero! A wonderfully funny reader-style book starring a quirky beret-clad hero, from a rising star of illustration, Alex T Smith.

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Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 4.0; Lower years; 0.5 points




Alex T. Smith

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  1. Jane, Scholastic Staff
    on 1 March 2011

    Fun and quirky

    A fun and quirky book for first readers.I was utterly charmed by the adventures of Claude and Sir Bobblysock and by the delightful illustrations throughout. As with all good illustrated texts the pictures enhance rather than just represent the story. Claude lives the kind of life we all hope our pets are enjoying whilst we are at work and the humour , for example Dr Achinbum, will also appeal to the adults who read this book with their child.

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  1. Hayley 113303

    on 8 March 2014

    good book

    5out of 5
  2. Dora thumb 222

    on 4 March 2013

    This is about a dog called Claude who decides to have some fun in the city.

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    on 18 April 2011

    I loved Claude in the City because the illustrations were like you see in real life but in a cartoon way.

    Claude is like a dog that pretends to stay in bed until his owners leave the house. When the owners Mr and Mrs Shinyshoes do leave to go to work, Claude & his best friend Sir Bobblysock (who is a sock) have fun adventures.

    Claude isn’t meant to leave the house or to go into the city but he did once when Mr and Mrs Shinyshoes went to work.

    Claude likes to wear berets, and when he was in the city he saw a beret shop and couldn’t resist buying all the berets! Another building Claude and Sir Bobblysock visited was the Art Gallery. They got to see huge sculptures, small sculptures and very very rude sculptures. While they were in the art gallery, a robber came in and was trying to steal all of the art. The robber had a sculpture but with Claude was carrying his boxes of berets he bought earlier in the day and the robber ran right into him making the sculpture go flying!! Luckily Claude caught it and saved the day as the robber was caught!

    The book is aimed for 5-7 year olds and kids who really like illustrated books.

    Charlotte, age 8