Project Description


Claude in the Country

Part of Claude Series

by Alex T. Smith

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

Claude and Sir Bobblysock head to the country where they help out down on the farm. Claude gathers chickens’ eggs, cleans the pigs, and even tries his hand at being a sheepdog. But when a fearsome bull interrupts the County Fair, Claude must think like a cowboy to save the day!

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: 978-1-56145-918-6
Publication Date: 4/1/2016
Page Count: 96
Size: 5″ x 7″
Age Range: 7 – 9
Language: English
Format: eBook
ISBN: 978-1-68263-238-3
Age Range: 7 – 9
Language: English

Purchase this eBook through the following vendors:

Barnes & Noble

F&P: GRL M, Gr 2, Genre F
Lexile: 790L
Themes: Adventure, Farm Life, Problem Solving, Travel
BISAC 1: JUV044000 JUVENILE FICTION / Readers / Intermediate
BISAC 2: JUV019000 JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories
BISAC 3: JUV002070 JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Dogs


“Smith offers another strong entry in this delightfully odd series for picture book readers ready to dip a toe into chapter book waters.” ―School Library Journal

“Perfect for young readers moving beyond picture books.” ―Booklist Online

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Meet the Author/Illustrator

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.