Book Details


Format

Paperback

Author

Alex T. Smith

Publisher

Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group

Publication date

1st January 2012

ISBN

9780340999035

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Claude at the Circus

Alex T. Smith


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A walk in the park leads to a walk on a tightrope when Claude joins a circus, throws custard pies, and becomes the star of the show! Funny and exciting stories from a bright, young newcomer.

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Claude at the Circus by Alex T. Smith

A walk in the park leads to a walk on a tightrope when Claude joins a circus, throws custard pies, and becomes the star of the show! Funny and exciting stories from a bright, young newcomer.


Reviews

'Watch out for this new kid on children's books block, you will be won over! ' - Librarymice.com

'I loved everything about this book.' - Bookbag

'A treat for new readers.' - Peters Gazette

'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

'A wonderful creation for newly independent readers.' - The Bookseller

'Perfect for newly developing readers and great to share.' - Primary Times

'Smith's beret-sporting pooch, Claude, is back on hapless and hilarious form in Claude At The Circus.' - Junior

'Illustrated with humour and elegance on every page.' - Sunday Times


About The Author

Alex T. Smith has drawn and written stories since he could hold a pencil. After considering several career options (space traveller, cake maker, professional rabbit), Alex decided to train to do the job he’d wanted to do since he was five - an illustrator specializing in the world of children’s publishing.
Alex graduated with a first-class degree in Illustration in 2006 and also won second place in the Macmillan Prize for Illustration in his final year. Since then Alex has gone on to work for a wide variety of clients, not just in the publishing industry, as well as writing and illustrating his own picture books, many of which have won prizes and have been read on TV during the Bedtime Hour on the CBeebies channel. Alex is also the creator of the bestselling Claude series for early readers, which are soon to appear in their own TV series on Disney Junior.
When not working, Alex enjoys doodling in his sketchbook, reading, people-watching and eavesdropping. He is also a big fan of cake and a nice cup of tea. He lives with and under the constant ‘supervision’ of his canine companions in Warwickshire. How Winston Delivered Christmas is his first title for Macmillan.

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