Claude in the Spotlight

Claude in the Spotlight

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Meet Claude - the ordinary dog with an extraordinary life. Now the star of his very own TV show on Disney Junior with 52 episodes.

A gentle stroll through town leads to leg kicking and bottom shaking as Claude dances his way into the theatre and straight into the spotlight!

The fifth book in this hilarious bestselling series - perfect for new readers and also great for sharing!

Praise for the Claude series:
'Illustrated with humour and elegance' The Times
'With quirky illustrations and plenty of humour' Metro

Claude in the City was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and selected for the Richard and Judy Book Club. Claude Going for Gold won the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award. Alex T. Smith was the official World Book Day illustrator in 2014.

Follow Alex at alextsmith.com and on Twitter: @Alex_T_Smith
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Product details

  • 5+
  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 132 x 181 x 10mm | 188g
  • Hodder Children's Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2-colour
  • 1444909290
  • 9781444909296
  • 55,271

Review Text

Little ones will be high-kicking long after the last page is turned; a glittering triumph. Little London Magazine
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Review quote

Illustrated throughout in a quirky, elegant, 1950s style, in a distinctive palette of red, white and black. Smith's off-the-wall humour and sense of fun will keep both children and their parents entertained from beginning to end. An utterly charming book for emerging readers. * Booktrust * Sharp, knowing and sophisticated: a total delight. * Irish Times * Quirky illustrations and plenty of humour. * Metro * Alex T. Smith is a rising star in children's books. The text is ideal for early readers, combining simple language with humour and page-turning entertainment. It is his skill in creating drama out of bright comedy that makes the book such a compulsive read. * Books For Keeps * A lovely, silly story and once again the well written words and delightful illustrations go together beautifully. * Bookbag * This is a fantastic series that is sure to capture the attention of any reader with its funny and engaging story. * Huddersfield Daily Examiner * A perfect series for new readers. * Parents In Touch * I loved everything about this book. * Bookbag * Comic talent not just for writing a good story but also illustrating it in a fitting but hilarious style. * Books For Keeps * A treat for new readers. * Peters Gazette * A wonderful creation for newly independent readers. * The Bookseller * Claude is taking to the stage and that can only mean mayhem! Little ones will be high-kicking long after the last page is turned; a glittering triumph * Little London Magazine * Little ones will be high-kicking long after the last page is turned; a glittering triumph. * Little London Magazine *
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About Alex T. Smith

Author-illustrator Alex T. Smith is the award-winning creator of the bestselling Claude series, which is published in 16 languages worldwide, and is now a TV show on Disney Junior. 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 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 has also been the official World Book Day illustrator.
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Rating details

109 ratings
4.16 out of 5 stars
5 44% (48)
4 33% (36)
3 19% (21)
2 3% (3)
1 1% (1)
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