Claude in the City


Illustrated by Alex T. Smith
Category: Series: ClaudeThemes: Animals
Claude and Sir Bobblysock are visiting the City for the first time. What could possibly go wrong? From the hilarious early chapter book series by Alex T. Smith.  
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  • ISBN: 9781561456970
  • Publication date: 04/01/2013
  • Page Count: 96
  • Size: 5" x 7"
  • Age Range: 7-9
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  • Page Count: 96
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Description

Claude and Sir Bobblysock are visiting the City for the first time. What could possibly go wrong? From the hilarious early chapter book series by Alex T. Smith.

“Claude’s adventures will be catnip to 7- to 11-year-olds who like to laugh.” ―The Wall Street Journal

Claude and his best friend Sir Bobblysock take a trip to the City for the very first time. They go shopping, visit a museum, foil a robbery, and heal an entire hospital waiting room full of patients. All in all, a most satisfactory adventure for this wonderfully wacky duo.

Quirky, delightfully odd, and positively surreal, Alex T. Smith’s beloved illustrated early chapter book series promises giggle-filled bedtime reading and a laugh-out-loud option for readers transitioning from picture books to chapter books. Black and white illustrations throughout.

Author/Illustrator

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Alex T. Smith

Illustrator

Alex T. Smith briefly considered careers in space travel, cookery and being a rabbit, but finally decided to become an illustrator. He graduated from Coventry University with a degree in Illustration and won second place in the Macmillan Prize for Children’s Illustration. Alex lives in England.

Reviews

“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

“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

Awards

Parents’ Choice Fun Stuff Award ―Parents’ Choice Foundation, 2013

Prairie Bloom Children’s Book Award (Nominee) ―South Dakota Library Association, South Dakota Reading Council, South Dakota State Library, South Dakota Elementary School Principals, 2018-2019

More Details

AR Level: 4.0
Lexile: 680L
Themes: Adventure, Cause and Effect,  City Life, Problem Solving
BISAC 1: JUV002070 JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Dogs
BISAC 2: JUV019000 JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories
BISAC 3: JUV044000 JUVENILE FICTION / Readers / Intermediate