Project Description


Claude in the Spotlight

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 (who is both a sock and very bobbly), join a dance troupe and head to the theater to perform their act. But being backstage gives them the heebie-jeebies! It’s so dark and spooky…could the legend of the theater ghost be true?

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:  978-1-56145-895-0
Publication Date: 9/1/2015
Page Count: 96
Size: 5″ x 7″
Age Range: 7 – 9
Language: English
AR Level: 4.4
F&P: GRL M, Gr 2, Genre F
Lexile: 810L
Themes: Adventure, Cause and Effect, Cheating, Performance, Problem Solving
BISAC 1: JUV044000 JUVENILE FICTION / Readers / Intermediate
BISAC 2: JUV019000 JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories
BISAC 3: JUV002070 JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Dogs


“Quirky…” ―School Library Journal

“Entertaining and humorous…” ―Foreword Reviews


Children’s Choices ―International Literacy Association, Children’s Book Council, 2016

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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.