Author(s): Alex T. Smith
Claude in the Spotlight is the fifth title in this adorable new young fiction series from the talented Alex T. Smith. Claude was selected for the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize 2012 and the Richard and Judy Book Club 2011. A gentle stroll through town leads to leg kicking and bottom shaking as Claude dances his way into the theatre and straight into the spotlight! Praise for Claude: '...illustrated with humour and elegance...' - The Times 'With quirky illustrations and plenty of humour...' - Metro There are seven books in the series - Claude in the City, Claude on Holiday, Claude at the Circus, Claude in the Country, Claude in the Spotlight and Claude on the Slopes, Claude: Lights! Camera! Action! Praise for Claude: '...illustrated with humour and elegance...' The Times
Here comes Claude: an utterly adorable new young fiction character from talented young author/illustrator, Alex T. Smith. Book Club 2011.
A wonderful creation for newly independent readers. -- The Bookseller 20110624 A treat for new readers. -- Peters Gazette 20110202 Comic talent not just for writing a good story but also illustrating it in a fitting but hilarious style. -- Books For Keeps 20110501 I loved everything about this book. -- Bookbag 20110201
Alex graduated from Coventry University with a degree in Illustration and won second place in the Macmillan Prize for Children's Illustration. Alex's first picture book won the Coventry Inspiration Award, and was longlisted for the Greenaway Medal in 2009. Alex was also shortlisted for The Best Emerging Illustrator Award by Booktrust in 2008.