Here comes Claude: an utterly adorable new young fiction character from talented young author/illustrator, Alex T. Smith.
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).
A wonderful creation for newly independent readers. - The BooksellerA treat for new readers. - Peters GazetteComic talent not just for writing a good story but also illustrating it in a fitting but hilarious style. - Books For KeepsI loved everything about this book. - BookbagThank goodness Alex T Smith is doing such a grand job of continuing to feed my Claude habit. I do like to steal the Claude stories away from my daughter and curl up to read them myself as they always cheer me up. Smith has great style in his artwork, and a real sense of fun, and he matches it perfectly with the cleverly crafted stories. * * * * * - BookbagAnother Claude book - wonderful! Excellent for newly confident young readers... beautifully produced too. - parentsintouch.co.ukQuirky illustrations and a truly endearing central character make this a winner for both children and parents. - World Book DayChildren and adults will love Claude's exploration of the countryside... a hilarious addition to this stylish series. Claude really is the cream of the crop for younger readers. - We Love This Book