Claude on Holiday (#2)
|Author:||Alex T. Smith|
Claude is no ordinary dog - he leads an extraordinary life! Sir Bobblysock and Claude go on holiday for the very first time. They build sandcastles, eat ice cream and sunbathe. It is all very normal until...Claude meets pirates and discovers treasure! Claude was selected for the Richard and Judy Children's Book Club and shortlisted for the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize. Praise for Claude: '...illustrated with humour and elegance...' The Times.
A handsome creation. - Children's Bookseller An entertaining new series with quirky characterisation and mischievous illustrations. - Bookseller
After briefly consdering 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. 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 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 Bella and Monty and Home(Scholastic).