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Claude in the Spotlight

Written by Alex T. Smith

Part of the Claude Series

Claude in the Spotlight Synopsis

Meet Claude, the ordinary dog with an extraordinary life. Now the star of his very own TV show on Disney Junior and ITVBe. 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

Claude in the Spotlight Press Reviews

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 * 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 * A wonderful creation for newly independent readers. * The Bookseller * Little ones will be high-kicking long after the last page is turned; a glittering triumph. * Little London Magazine *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781444909296
Publication date: 4th April 2013
Author: Alex T. Smith
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 96 pages

About Alex T. Smith

Author-illustrator Alex T. Smith is the award-winning creator of the bestselling Claude series, which is published in 20 languages worldwide, and is now on TV. Alex's newest series is the critically acclaimed and well-loved Mr Penguin. Alex has won the UKLA Picture Book Award, the Children's Book of the World Illustration 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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