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Claude: Best In Show

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Written by: Alex T Smith
Publisher: Hachette

Meet Claude – no ordinary dog! The Great Waggy Avenue Dog Show is happening today – and there are medals galore to be won! If only Claude knew a dog so they could take part…

Click on the image below to take a sneak peek at a few pages from Claude: Best in Show:

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Tel: 0303 123 9999
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Tel: 0118 9838275

Reviews from Toppsta

We really enjoyed this book. My daughter loves animals, and books that have animals in. She really liked Claude’s sock friend, Sir Bobblysock, and she thought it silly but funny, that his friend was a sock. It was a fun, enjoyable book. My daughter loves the illustrations and enjoyed how Claude and Butch, aka Sir Bobblysock, saved the day, and ended up with a medal after all” – Read to a child aged 5

“This is the first ‘Claude’ book that we have read and we enjoyed it. It’s just the right level for my four-year-old who is starting to progress to slightly longer books but not so long as to lose her attention. She loved the picture of Claude and particularly liked his clothes. She was also keen on his friends’ names, thinking they are hilarious. It has inspired us to look for other Claude books.” – Read to a child aged 4

“We love Claude! And Sir Bobblysock too! These books are just the right size to read to my daughter now she is enjoying chapter books more. Still lots of pictures to enjoy, but a bit more to the stories. The story was very funny, as always with Claude books, and made my daughter laugh. She loves getting this series from the library.” – Read to a child aged 5

“We haven’t read any of the Claude books but have read Mr Penguin and loved it. This book is great and made us laugh. It took us a minute to work out who Mr. BobblySocks was and then my boy found him the best character. My girl really enjoyed the way they got the dog out of the tree. A lovely story.” – Read to two children aged 7 and 5

“Good book for younger people. It is about trying and trying and trying and taking part then you may get rewarded. I was encouraged by the blurb on the back and front cover to read this book, the illustrations were clear and colourful. I really enjoyed the book.” – Read by a child aged 8

You can read more reviews for Claude Best in Show over on Toppsta

    About the Author

    Alex T Smith

    Author-illustrator Alex T. Smith is the award-winning creator of the bestselling Claude series, which is published in 16 languages worldwide, and is now a TV show on Disney Junior.

    Alex’s newest series, Mr Penguin, launched in 2017, to widespread praise. Alex’s quirky, witty writing and illustrations are instantly recognisable, critically acclaimed and as popular with adults as children. Alex is also widely praised for his work illustrating children’s classics: he won Children’s Book of the World Illustration Award for his illustrations in a new edition of Dodie Smith’s The Hundred and One Dalmatians; he has created new art for books by Enid Blyton, Eva Ibbotson and Richmal Crompton. Alex has collaborated with Watership Down author Richard Adams on his last book, Egg Box Dragon, as well as David Almond and Juno Dawson.

    Alex has won the UKLA Picture Book Award and the Sainsbury’s Children’s Book Award, and been shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Award. He has also been the official World Book Day illustrator.

    Twitter: @Alex_T_Smith
    Instagram: @mralextsmith