Claude is no ordinary dog, and this time he and his best friend Sir Bobblysock, can’t wait to take part in a very exciting sports competition. However, his doggy paddle isn’t quite up to scratch and his gymnastic ability appears to lacking. Undeterred, he still has his sights set on the gold cup, until a pair of shifty robbers steal it! Will he save the day and win back the prize?
This stunning Claude series has been shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize and selected for The Richard and Judy Children’s Book Club. The Sunday Times said (it was) ‘…illustrated with humour and elegance…’ Other praise, from a Book Seller Review sums Claude up perfectly, “There’s a very important group of authors whose work sits perfectly for emerging readers – that is, children who are ready to progress from something more challenging than your average picture book, but are in danger of being overwhelmed by longer-form text – and Alex T. Smith is a superhero amongst them.”