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Claude on the Slopes
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Excerpt

Claude on the Slopes

Part of Claude Series

by Alex T. Smith

Claude is no ordinary dog – he leads an extraordinary life!

Claude and his best friend Sir Bobblysock go to the Snowy Mountains to swish down the powdery slopes. They throw snowballs, learn to ski, and enter a snow-sculpture contest. But when an avalanche threatens their winter wonderland, Claude must come to the rescue.

Quirky, delightfully odd, and positively surreal, Alex T. Smith’s illustrated early chapter book series promises giggle-filled bedtime reading and a laugh-out-loud option for readers transitioning from picture books to chapter books.

Format: Hardcover
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 978-1-56145-805-9
Publication Date: 10/1/2014
Page Count: 96
Size: 5″ x 7″
Age Range: 7 – 9
Language: English
Format: Paperback
Price: $7.95
ISBN: 978-1-56145-923-0
Publication Date: 10/1/2016
Page Count: 96
Size: 5″ x 7″
Age Range: 7 – 9
Language: English
AR Level: 4.9
F&P: GRL M, Gr 2, Genre F
Lexile: 910L
Themes: Skiing, Winter Activities, Travel, Helping Others, Bravery
BISAC 1: JUV044000 JUVENILE FICTION / Readers / Intermediate
BISAC 2: JUV019000 JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories
BISAC 3: JUV002070 JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Dogs

Reviews

“Children who have yet to discover Claude, the small, plump dog with the nifty red beret, and his sidekick, Sir Bobblysock (who is both a sock and quite bobbly), are in for a delight…. [W]hen they venture into a winter wonderland, mayhem and hilarity ensues.” ―School Library Journal

“The new book in the series may be the sweetest surrealist children’s book ever published… [I]t’s hard not to love a main character who wears a one-man-band outfit to the library, in case he finds a very exciting book.” ―Kirkus Reviews

“Humorous red-accented illustrations, an amusing storytelling style, and quirky plots will continue to delight Claude’s fans.” ―Horn Book Guide

“This bizarre but hilarious series about an adventuresome dog and his sock sidekick just keeps getting better.” ―Reading Today Online

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Meet the Author/Illustrator

Alex Smith

Alex T. Smith briefly considered careers in space travel, cookery and being a rabbit, but finally decided to become an illustrator. He graduated from Coventry University with a degree in Illustration and won second place in the Macmillan Prize for Children’s Illustration. Alex lives in England. You can visit his website here.