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Claude in the Spotlight

Claude in the Spotlight

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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! There are two new books to come - Claude in the Country and Claude on the Slopes. Praise for Claude: '...illustrated with humour and elegance...' The Times

A wonderful creation for newly independent readers. - The Bookseller

A treat for new readers. - Peters Gazette

Comic talent not just for writing a good story but also illustrating it in a fitting but hilarious style. - Books For Keeps

I loved everything about this book. - Bookbag

A perfect series for new readers. - Parents In Touch

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 lovely, silly story and once again the well written words and delightful illustrations go together beautifully. - Bookbag

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

After briefly considering careers in space travel, cookery and being a rabbit, Alex T. Smith finally decided to become an illustrator. In 2006 he graduated from Coventry University with a degree in Illustration and won second place in the Macmillan Prize for Children's Illustration.

For such a young newcomer, Alex has already achieved great things. His first fiction series - Claude - has been selected for the Richard and Judy Children's Book Club 2011 and Bella and Monty recently won the Dundee Award.

Eliot Jones, Midnight Superhero (Scholastic) was the first picturebook Alex illustrated and it won the Coventry Inspiration Book Award, and was longlisted for the Greenaway Medal in 2009. Alex was also shortlisted for The Best Emerging Illustrator by The Book Trust in 2008. He has since written and illustrated his own picture books including Egg (Hodder), Bella & Monty (Hodder), Home (Scholastic).