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Claude Going for Gold!

Written by Alex T. Smith

Illustrated by Alex T. Smith

Part of the Claude Series

Key Stage 1 Humorous

LoveReading View on Claude Going for Gold!

Claude and Sir Bobblysock are the perfect combination to give new readers confidence and at the same time the witty text and images are a gift to read aloud

From the World Book Day Illustrator 2014 comes a brand-new tale about Claude, the bestselling beret-clad canine hero.

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Claude Going for Gold! Synopsis

Claude, the bestselling beret-clad canine hero, is aiming for the gold medal - winner of the 5-9 fiction Sainsburys Children's Book Award and soon to be a TV star on Disney Junior.

When Claude and Sir Bobblysock discover a Very Exciting Sports Competition at their local sports centre, they are very excited. They are even more excited when they are asked to take part. But Claude's doggy paddle isn't quite fast enough, and he's not quite as good at gymnastics as he thought he might be. Then some robbers steal the Gold Cup and Claude chases them - can he run fast enough to catch them?

Claude Going for Gold! Press Reviews

...illustrated with humour and elegance. ..The Times

This is a fun story and, as ever, the friends adventures are hilarious. Parents In Touch

This is another wonderful adventure for Claude that we enjoyed very much in our house...Brilliant to encourage those readers who are ready for something a little meatier than a simple picture book story, but also enjoyable for all the family, from small ones listening on your knee, to Grandads who borrow
Claude for a chuckle over a cup of cocoa The Bookbag

For emerging readers I recommend the Claude books by Alex T Smith, which challenge those ready to move on from picture books with easy-to-follow text, a playful layout and humorous illustrations Irish Sunday Independent

This is the latest in the wonderful series by Alex T Smith ... A very humorous book which is ideal for developing readers Title Sussex

Not only will the cartoony illustrations and fun comic-strip-like layout keep your young readers entertained, the story is fabulous too! This is reading for pleasure at its best English 4 - 11

Book Information

ISBN: 9781444919622
Publication date: 23rd February 2017
Author: Alex T. Smith
Illustrator: Alex T. Smith
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 96 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 1
Topics: Humorous

About Alex T. Smith

A World Book Day Author 2019   Alex T. Smith has drawn and written stories since he could hold a pencil. After considering several career options (space traveller, cake maker, professional rabbit), Alex decided to train to do the job he’d wanted to do since he was five - an illustrator specializing in the world of children’s publishing.   Alex graduated with a first-class degree in Illustration in 2006 and also won second place in the Macmillan Prize for Illustration in his final year. Since then Alex has gone on to work for a wide variety of clients, ...

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