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Claude in the city

Claude in the city

Smith, Alex T

When Mr and Mrs Shinyshoes set off for work, Claude decides what adventure he wants to have that day. Today he and Sir Bobblysock go to the city for the very first time. They have tea in a cafe, go shopping and visit a museum. It is all very normal until Claude accidentally foils a robbery and becomes the local hero!

Paperback, Book. English. Children's stories. Adventure stories. Fiction 5+. Adventure.
Published London: Hodder Children's, 2011
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Statement of responsibility: Alex T. Smith
ISBN: 0340998997, 9780340998991
Intended audience: Juvenile.
Physical Description: 95 p. : col. ill. ; 19 cm.
Subject: Heroes Juvenile fiction.; Dogs Juvenile fiction.

Accelerated Reading

Book Level: 4
Interest Level: LY
Points: 0.5
Quiz Number: 219013

Author note

Alex graduated from Coventry University with a degree in Illustration and won second place in the Macmillan Prize for Children's Illustration. Claude won the 5-9 young fiction Sainsbury's Children's Book Award, was selected for the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize, the Richard and Judy Book Club and is soon to be a TV star on Disney Junior with 52 episodes airing in 2017. Alex T. Smith is a World Book Day Illustrator.


This book is jam-packed with red and black illustrations that bring Claude's world to life. And once you've peeked into Claude's world, you'll definitely want to read more books in the series
The List||Watch out for this new kid on children's books block, you will be won over!||I loved everything about this book.
Bookbag||A treat for new readers.
Peters Gazette||The author is a comparitive newcomer to children's books; on this evidence, he should go far.
Independent on Sunday||Claude's gentle adventures and Alex T. Smith's irresistible illustrations make this a great book to share with children.
ABC Magazine||Comic talent not just for writing a good story but also illustrating it in a fitting but hilarious style.
Books For Keeps||Funny, detailed illustrations.
Mumsense||colourful and lively illustrations which add immensely to the fun.
Carousel||Another great talent... a sparing style is the perfect medium for his humorous tale.
Junior||Readers will be excitedly turning the pages.
Red House Children's Book Award||Charming and gentle stories, these are a refreshing change from some of the formulaic series around. These are great books for reluctant readers - the stories are amusing, there is plenty happening, passages are short and the pictures are attractive and informative.||

I liked all the pictures, there are lots of them and they are colourful and funny. I would give this book ten out of ten. I am reading some of the other Claude books now too.
Lloyd 8, Wells Bookworms

Wells Journal