Odd Dog by Claudia Boldt


Odd Dog by Claudia Boldt

Helmut is an odd dog. He doesn't like bones, he likes apples. In fact, he loves apples, and he can't bear the thought that his next-door neighbour Igor might be stealing them from his tree. Helmut lies awake at night, thinking of how he can protect his favourite food, but he has a big lesson to learn about Igor, and about himself...

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There's a lot to enjoy in Odd Dog: the offbeat humour (what? a dog that doesn't like bones?), the stylish, characterful illustrations, the reassuring reminder that the world is actually a good place, full of good people -- Zoe Toft Playing By the Book It's a simple but lovely story ... It's also a lovely lesson on how to be a good friend, different people liking different things, not always seeing the worst in people and giving people the benefit of the doubt -- Cheryl Pasquier Madhouse Family Reviews With minimalist art, muted colors, engaging characters and a dynamic and varied layout of art and text, Odd Dog presents a ridiculous story that will appeal to dog lovers everywhere - as well as fans of subversive art in the style of Jon Klassen -- Anita Silvey The New York Times This simple story about sharing and friendship is transformed by Claudia Boldt's light-hearted, witty illustrations which bring her quirky characters to life. Stylishly designed spreads in a palette of ice-cream colours convey a nostalgic, retro feel, but ultimately it is Boldt's surreal sense of humour which will make this book irresistible to young readers Booktrust

About the Author

Claudia Boldt

Selected as a Booktrust Best New Illustrator of 2011.

Claudia went to Glasgow School of Art as well as Kingston University where she graduated with a Masters in Illustration in 2007. The same year she founded Cloud Cuckoo Studio with fellow illustrator Katharina Koall in London's East End.

What Claudia likes doing most is writing and illustrating fun and slightly absurd comedies for 4 year olds! She wants to entertain while remaining truthful to her personal emotions, interests and ideas.

Apart from making picture books her work has been exhibited internationally and was showcased in several publications including Images 33 and the 3x3 Illustration Directory. Recent editorial commissions include Waterstone's Books Quarterly, Die Zeit and Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin.

Claudia was chosen as one of Booktrust's Best New Illustrators for 2011.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Publication date

26th April 2012



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