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Alex T Smith - Author

About the Author

A World Book Day Author 2019

Author-illustrator Alex T. Smith is the award-winning creator of the bestselling Claudeseries, 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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Other books by Alex T Smith

Claude at the Palace

Claude at the Palace

Author: Alex T. Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/10/2020

Meet Claude, the ordinary dog with an extraordinary life. Now the star of his very own TV show on Disney Junior and ITVBe. Claude and Sir Bobblysock just happen to wander accidentally into the royal palace on a very special day indeed - the Queen's birthday! Unfortunately the royal nanny, Nanny Stern-Bloomers, has had to take herself off for a lie-down and there's no one to make sure the royal children stay neat and tidy for the big party. But . . . Claude and Sir Bobblysock could step in to babysit, couldn't they? After all, princes and princesses are always on their best behaviour . . . The tenth 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

The Twelve Days of Christmas

The Twelve Days of Christmas

Author: Alex T Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2020

A gorgeously illustrated Christmas classic re-written and illustrated by Alex T. Smith, the creator of the Claude series and How Winston Delivered Christmas. On the first day of Christmas my Grandma sent to me . . . Grandma's presents may start off sensible - a partridge is easy enough to take care of - but her generosity soon gets wildly out of hand . . . The Twelve Days of Christmas: Or Grandma is Overly Generous is a witty new take on the festive classic The Twelve Days of Christmas, accompanied by beautiful full-colour illustrations, this is the perfect Christmas present for any child.

Claude TV Tie-ins: Claude Whopping Great Sticker Activity Book

Claude TV Tie-ins: Claude Whopping Great Sticker Activity Book

Author: Alex T. Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/06/2020

The perfect boredom-buster, this Claude activity book is guaranteed to provide hours of creativity and fun at home! Meet Claude - the ordinary dog with an extraordinary life. Now the star of his very own TV show on Disney Junior and ITVBe. What adventures will Claude and Sir Bobblysock have today? Join them and meet all their Pawhaven friends in this bumper sticker activity book! Packed full of stickers, puzzles and games, this whopper activity book will keep Claude fans busy for hours! Based on the Disney Junior TV show. Praise for Alex T. Smith's 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

Claude TV Tie-ins: Dream Bun

Claude TV Tie-ins: Dream Bun

Author: Alex T. Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/06/2020

Meet Claude - the ordinary dog with an extraordinary life. Now the star of his very own TV show on Disney Junior and ITVBe. Mr Lovelybuns is on a mission to bake the biggest bun in the history of Pawhaven Patisserie! Can Claude help him break the record? Or will things get a little bit . . . messy? A fantastic new storybook based on the Disney Junior TV show. Praise for Alex T. Smith's 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

Mr Penguin and the Catastrophic Cruise Book 3

Mr Penguin and the Catastrophic Cruise Book 3

Author: Alex T. Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/05/2020

From the international bestselling creator of Claude comes a hero like no other: Mr Penguin. Indiana Jones meets Hercule Poirot in this series from Alex T. Smith. Mr Penguin is boarding a luxury cruise ship. He doesn't like water, and he can't swim, but his friend Colin is performing with the Ladies Choir on board - and anyway, Mr Penguin feels like a rest after some busy Adventuring. What's more, fish finger sandwiches are apparently available twenty-four hours a day. Heaven! But despite the glamorous film stars and party atmosphere, Mr Penguin can't help but feel that something shifty is happening on board. And when he befriends a young stowaway with a mystery of her own to solve, he soon finds that Adventures are lying in wait after all ... This is the third Mr Penguin book with plenty of slapstick humour, mystery and adventure. Highly illustrated throughout with a striking black and orange design. Praise for Mr Penguin and the Lost Treasure: 'Addictive slapstick' - Guardian 'The perfect introduction to mystery stories' - Scotsman

Claude TV Tie-ins: Camp Claude

Claude TV Tie-ins: Camp Claude

Author: Alex T. Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/03/2020

Meet Claude - the ordinary dog with an extraordinary life. Now the star of his very own TV show on Disney Junior and ITVBe. Claude and Sir Bobblysock are off on a camping adventure - in the back garden! Will Claude's survival skills be enough to keep Sir Bobblysock safe from the terrifying creepy crawlies and wild beasties? A fantastic new storybook based on the Disney Junior TV show. Praise for Alex T. Smith's 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

Claude TV Tie-ins: Claude Comic Capers

Claude TV Tie-ins: Claude Comic Capers

Author: Alex T. Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/03/2020

Meet Claude - the ordinary dog with an extraordinary life. Now the star of his very own TV show on Disney Junior and ITVBe. Join Claude and Sir Bobblysock and all their Pawhaven friends in their first ever comic book! Featuring four of their most thrilling adventures from the hit TV show. Will Claude find out who stole Mr Lovelybuns' jam tart in Drama on the Pawhaven Express? Will his superhero alter-ego save the day in Superpaw? Can he help PC Cuffs catch Barry Rascal in PC Claude? Will his first-aid skills be up to scratch in Nurse Claude? Praise for Alex T. Smith's 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 an official World Book Day illustrator. Follow Alex at alextsmith.com and on Twitter: @Alex_T_Smith

Mr Penguin and the Catastrophic Cruise Book 3

Mr Penguin and the Catastrophic Cruise Book 3

Author: Alex T. Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/11/2019

From the international bestselling creator of Claude comes a hero like no other: Mr Penguin. Indiana Jones meets Hercule Poirot in this series from Alex T. Smith. Mr Penguin is boarding a luxury cruise ship. He doesn't like water, and he can't swim, but his friend Colin is performing with the Ladies Choir on board - and anyway, Mr Penguin feels like a rest after some busy Adventuring. What's more, fish finger sandwiches are apparently available twenty-four hours a day. Heaven! But despite the glamorous film stars and party atmosphere, Mr Penguin can't help but feel that something shifty is happening on board. And when he befriends a young stowaway with a mystery of her own to solve, he soon finds that Adventures are lying in wait after all ... This is the third Mr Penguin book with plenty of slapstick humour, mystery and adventure. Highly illustrated throughout with a striking black and orange design. Praise for Mr Penguin and the Lost Treasure: 'Addictive slapstick' - Guardian 'The perfect introduction to mystery stories' - Scotsman Have you read them all? 1. Mr Penguin and the Lost Treasure 2. Mr Penguin and the Fortress of Secrets 3. Mr Penguin and the Catastrophic Cruise

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