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Claude in the City (Paperback)

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When Mr. and Mrs. Shineyshoes leave for the day, their dog Claude and his sock puppet sidekick, Sir Bobblysock, travel to the city for the very first time. From Alex T. Smith's hilariously illustrated early chapter book series.

After arriving in the city, Claude and Sir Bobblysock go shopping, visit a museum, foil a robbery, and heal an entire hospital waiting room full of patients. What a wonderful day!

Quirky, delightfully odd, and positively surreal, Alex T. Smith's beloved Claude series promises fits of giggles for readers transitioning from picture books to chapter books. Two-color illustrations throughout.

About the Author

Alex T. Smith briefly considered careers in space travel, cookery and being a rabbit, but finally decided to become an illustrator. He earned a first-class honors degree in Illustration from Coventry University and went on to create the award-winning Claude series which has been developed as an animated TV show. When he isn't doodling in his sketchbook, Alex can be found people-watching and eavesdropping. He lives in England with two very tiny and naughty dogs.

Praise For…

"The tiny trim size and duo-tone artwork, all shades of black, grey, red, and pink, give this UK import a distinctly retro feel, and Claude–mostly head and snout–is an amiable, unintentional hero. . . It's cool and hipfeeling and, at times, quite funny. Kids who dig quirky Claude will await his next adventures." —Booklist

"With quirky illustrations and goofy humor, Claude's adventures will be catnip to 7- to 11-year-olds who like to laugh." —The Wall Street Journal

"Claude and his sidekick, a sock named Sir Bobblysock, prove to be foundations of good cheer and sweet humor. . . There's much to love in this resurrection of the cheerful city chronicle of the '60s. . . " —Publishers Weekly

"While there are no comics or superheroes, some of the wordplay (the doctor's name is Ivan Achinbum) as well as the display of underwear (both men's and women's) in numerous illustrations may remind readers of the perennially popular Captain Underpants series." —Kirkus Reviews

Product Details
ISBN: 9781561458431
ISBN-10: 1561458430
Publisher: Peachtree
Publication Date: April 7th, 2015
Pages: 96
Language: English
Series: Claude