Author(s): Alex T. Smith
Claude is no ordinary dog - he leads an extraordinary life! When Mr and Mrs Shinyshoes set off for work, Claude decides what adventure he wants to have that day. Today he and Sir Bobblysock go to the city for the very first time. The have tea in a cafe, go shopping and visit a museum. It is all very normal until...Claude accidentally foils a robbery and becomes the local hero! Claude in the City has been selected for the Richard and Judy Children's Book Club. Praise for Claude: '...illustrated with humour and elegance...' - The Times 'With quirky illustrations and plenty of humour...' - Metro
Come one, come all for this extraordinary fiction debut for both Alex T Smith and his unforgettable hero, Claude.
Claude in the City has been selected for the Richard and Judy Children's Book Club 2011.
Watch out for this new kid on children's books block, you will be won over! -- Librarymice.com 20110207 I loved everything about this book. -- Bookbag 20110201 A treat for new readers. -- Peters Gazette 20110202 Claude's gentle adventures and Alex T. Smith's irresistible illustrations make this a great book to share with children. -- ABC Magazine 20110301 Comic talent not just for writing a good story but also illustrating it in a fitting but hilarious style. -- Books For Keeps 20110501 Funny, detailed illustrations. -- Mumsense 20110601 colourful and lively illustrations which add immensely to the fun. -- Carousel 20110701 Another great talent... a sparing style is the perfect medium for his humorous tale. -- Junior 20110701 The author is a comparitive newcomer to children's books; on this evidence, he should go far. -- Independent on Sunday 20110724 Readers will be excitedly turning the pages. -- Red House Children's Book Award 20120201 Charming and gentle stories, these are a refreshing change from some of the formulaic series around. These are great books for reluctant readers - the stories are amusing, there is plenty happening, passages are short and the pictures are attractive and informative. -- parentsintouch.co.uk 20120601
Alex T. Smith won second place in the Macmillan Prize for Children's Illustration whilst studying at Coventry university. He is a newcomer in the world of picture books and works with Hodder and Scholastic on picture books and has done four board books with Macmillan.