Catch Us If You Can-can! by Alex T. Smith


Catch Us If You Can-can! by Alex T. Smith

The dastardly duo from Egg returns in this delightfully silly tale. The utterly charming Foxy Dubois and Alphonso the Alligator put on their dancing shoes to commit the crime of the century! But when they hit the dance floor, things start to go terribly wrong...Egg was selected by CBeebies Bedtime Stories and was the Book of the Week at Peters' Bookselling Services. Alex T. Smith is also the author of the extraordinary fiction series Claude which was shortlisted for the Waterstone's prize and was part of the Richard and Judy Book Club. Praise for Egg: 'A delightfully silly tale of a fox that wants to eat an egg. Alex T Smith's quirky illustrations help sell the absurdity. Recommended.' The Bookbag Follow Alex at


The illustrations are brilliantly drawn... a lot of fun. Bookbag Wonderful, expressive illustrations and a humorous story with true child appeal. Peters Gazette Big, bold illustrations by the author add to the story. School Librarian Will keep youngsters enthralled. A witty text with strong illustrations make this a gem of a book. Carousel This is a totally wacky tale, but that is the beauty of it. Expect fits of giggles at storytime. Library Mice Hilarious... gorgeous brightly coloured illustrations. Guardian Plenty of emotion and drama in this story of two young puppies trying to survive. If you love Michael Morpurgo, you will enjoy this. Sunday Express Will guarantee giggles from younger readers. A glorious picture book that is as loud and zany as... well, as an alligator dancing in a sequined skirt. Encore, Encore! Booktrust

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.


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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32 pages


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Publication date

1st April 2013



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