Claude in the Country (Claude #4)
|Author:||Alex T. Smith|
Claude in the City was selected for the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize 2012 and the Richard and Judy Book Club 2011. This is the fourth title in the series. A quiet walk in the country turns into a busy day on the farm when Claude ends up mucking out the pigs, feeding the chickens, and lassoing a fearsome bull! An hilarious series for new readers and also great for sharing. Praise for Claude: '...illustrated with humour and elegance...' - The Times 'With quirky illustrations and plenty of humour...' - Metro
Here comes Claude: an utterly adorable new young fiction character from talented young author/illustrator, Alex T. Smith.
A wonderful creation for newly independent readers. -- The Bookseller 20110624 A treat for new readers. -- Peters Gazette 20110202 Comic talent not just for writing a good story but also illustrating it in a fitting but hilarious style. -- Books For Keeps 20110501 I loved everything about this book. -- Bookbag 20110201
After briefly considering careers in space travel, cookery and being a rabbit, Alex 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. Eliot Jones, Midnight Superhero (Scholastic) was the first picturebook Alex illustrated and it won the Coventry Inspiration 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 picturebooks including Egg and Bella and Monty.