Claude in the city

by Smith, Alex T.

Format: Print Book 2013, ©2011.
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Summary
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), go to the City for the very first time. They go shopping, visit a museum, foil a robbery, and heal an entire hospital waiting room full of patients. All in all, a most satisfactory day for this delightful duo.
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.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Claude is a small, plump dog who wears a beret and a lovely red sweater. He has a best friend, Sir Bobblysock, a striped sock who is grubby and smells a bit like cheese. In the first episode in Smith's debut chapter-book series, Claude shops for berets before inadvertently preventing a crime at an art museum. The second episode sees Sir Bobblysock feeling rather unwell. Claude roller-skates him to the hospital and, while Sir Bobblysock is wheeled away for tests, Claude pretends to be a doctor and solves a mystery illness. The tiny trim size and duo-tone artwork, all shades of black, gray, red, and pink, give this UK import a distinctly retro feel (it appears to be set in the 1960s), and Claude mostly head and snout is an amiable, unintentional hero. The sentence structure here varies, from short and declarative to more complex, and the stories are longer than in typical books for transitioning readers. It's cool and hip-feeling and, at times, quite funny. Kids who dig quirky Claude will await his next adventures.--Kelley, Ann Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Although the book's duotone artwork and small format don't draw attention to themselves, British author/illustrator Smith's canine hero Claude and his sidekick, a sock named Sir Bobblysock, prove to be fountains of good cheer and sweet humor. In the first chapter, Claude and Sir Bobblysock tour the big city; in the second, they make an unexpected trip to the hospital. Primer-like narration-"First, Claude and Sir Bobblysock went for a walk.... Everybody seemed very friendly!"-is upended by the artwork, which shows dog and sock strolling down the center of a busy avenue, oblivious to the rude gestures of human cabbies and bicyclists (and to the pink brassiere that flies out of the trunk of one taxi). In the hospital, Claude distinguishes himself by taking temperatures with a banana. While Claude's unapologetic love of shopping ("Claude hurried inside and bought a beret in every color and every pattern") and Smith's twee narration ("He gasped like this: gasp!") may cause some eye-rolling, there's much to love in this resurrection of the cheerful city chronicle of the '60s, complete with pillbox hats and fox stoles. Ages 5-9. Agent: Arena Illustration. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Dogs -- Fiction.
Socks -- Fiction.
Heroes -- Fiction.
City and town life -- Fiction.
Hospitals -- Fiction.
Humorous stories.
Dogs -- Juvenile fiction.
Publisher Atlanta :Peachtree Publishers,2013, ©2011.
Edition 1st United States ed.
Language English
Description 94 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 19 cm
ISBN 9781561456970
9781561458431
1561456977
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