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Product Description

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! When Mr and Mrs Shinyshoes set off for work one sunny day, Claude decides it’s time for a holiday! With his best friend, Sir Bobblysock – who is a slightly bobbly, grubby old sock – Claude heads off on his first trip to the seaside. Together, the pair build sandcastles, eat ice cream and sunbathe on the beach. It is all very normal… until Claude meets some swashbuckling pirates and discovers hidden treasure! A wonderfully funny story starring a quirky beret-clad hero, from a rising star of illustration, Alex T. Smith.

Praise for the Claude series:

“Watch out for this new kid on the children’s books block, you will be won over!” Librarymice.com

“I loved everything about this book… Claude himself is a wonderful little character.” Bookbag

“A treat for new readers.” Peters Gazette

Product Details

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9780340999011

Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 4.3; Lower years; 0.5 points

Condition

New

Author/Illustrator

Alex T. Smith

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Alex T. Smith was born in 1985 and has drawn and written stories since he could hold a pencil.

After considering several career options (space traveler, cake maker, professional rabbit), Alex decided to train to do the job he’d wanted to do since he was five – a children’s books illustrator.

Alex graduated with a 1st Class Hons degree in Illustration and, having won second place in the Macmillan Prize for Children’s Picture Book Illustration in his final year, began working on his first commission as he put his degree show up!

Since then Alex has gone on to write and illustrate his own books – many of which have won prizes and have been read on TV during the Bedtime Hour on CBeebies, as well as illustrating books for several different authors.

Alex is also the creator of the CLAUDE series for early readers. CLAUDE in the City was selected for the Richard and Judy Children’s Book Club 2011 and was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize in 2012.

When not working, Alex enjoys doodling in his sketchbook, reading, people-watching and eavesdropping. He is also a big fan of cake and a nice cup of tea and a sit down.

He lives with and under the constant ‘supervision’ of his canine companions – two very tiny, very naughty chihuahuas (Coco and Mr. Bongo) and an ancient and very bossy Yorkshire Terrier, Lucy Locket.

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  1. Avatar bear 761721

    tigerforever17
    on 1 December 2015

    i think this book was very sneky of claude . .claude is a very luky dog and his beast fened is sir bobbly and the most fony part is that he is no’t evrn a dog his a sock! i thot this book was very good . i love it

    5out of 5
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    achohan
    on 27 March 2014

    This book was exciting!

    4out of 5
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    magic-fairy
    on 4 March 2014

    I have cuddle on the slops. These books are nice and colorful. I like these books.

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    lmdrld
    on 4 March 2013

    This is about a dog called Claude who decides to have some fun on a holiday.