Claude in the City by Alex T. Smith
  

Synopsis

Claude in the City by 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

Reviews

Watch out for this new kid on children's books block, you will be won over! Librarymice.com This book is jam-packed with red and black illustrations that bring Claude's world to life. And once you've peeked into Claude's world, you'll definitely want to read more books in the series The List I loved everything about this book. Bookbag A treat for new readers. Peters Gazette The author is a comparitive newcomer to children's books; on this evidence, he should go far. Independent on Sunday Claude's gentle adventures and Alex T. Smith's irresistible illustrations make this a great book to share with children. ABC Magazine Comic talent not just for writing a good story but also illustrating it in a fitting but hilarious style. Books For Keeps Funny, detailed illustrations. Mumsense colourful and lively illustrations which add immensely to the fun. Carousel Another great talent... a sparing style is the perfect medium for his humorous tale. Junior Readers will be excitedly turning the pages. Red House Children's Book Award 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 I liked all the pictures, there are lots of them and they are colourful and funny. I would give this book ten out of ten. I am reading some of the other Claude books now too. Lloyd 8, Wells Bookworms Wells Journal

About the Author

Alex T. Smith

When Alex T. Smith was a little boy, he wanted to be a chef, a rabbit or a children’s book illustrator. Now, at the young age of 23, he has won awards for his art and has illustrated his first picture book, the acclaimed Eliot Jones, Midnight Superhero and his second book, Home, is published in January 2009. Home is the first book that Alex has written and illustrated.

Whilst studying illustration at Coventry University, Alex won second prize in the Macmillan Prize for Children’s Picture Book Illustration in 2006 and was highly commended for the same award in 2005. Eliot Jones, Midnight Superhero was shortlisted for the Coventry Inspiration Book Award and Alex was longlisted for the Greenaway Medal 2009, an amazing accolade for such a new and young writer!

Alex lives in York with his wife and four very naughty, tiny dogs.

Here are some things that Alex likes to do in his spare time:

Watching films, especially French cinema and animated films.

Cooking. (He likes to read cook books like they are novels - straight through from cover to cover!)

Making small, hand sewn toys.

Looking after his pets and planning what other pets he will have when he has a bigger house!

He’s re-learning French (having only remembered random phrases and a collection of useless words from school!)

He loves looking in antique shops, vintage clothes shops and flea markets for treasures!

Keeping travel sketchbooks.

Walking in the woods.

Reading.

Drinking Red Bush Tea

He also likes people watching, eavesdropping, looking out of the window, doodling whilst on the phone, talking and taking his dogs for a walk in the park and having a go on the swings if no one is looking.

Photo credit: Dominic Turner

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
96 pages

Author

Alex T. Smith
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Author's Website

alextsmith.blogspot.co.uk/

Publisher

Publication date

3rd February 2011

ISBN

9780340998991


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