Series: Claude


CLAUDE ON THE SLOPES by Alex T. Smith
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"In the end, it's hard not to love a main character who wears a one-man-band outfit to the library, in case he finds a very exciting book. (Fiction. 7-9)"
It's difficult to describe the Claude books without using the word surreal. The new book in the series may be the sweetest surrealist children's book ever published. Read full book review >
CLAUDE AT THE BEACH by Alex T. Smith
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2014

"Readers who take it too seriously might end up like Claude, floating in the middle of the ocean, wearing baggy underpants (held together with sticky tape) and pursued by a shark—but they'll be laughing. (Fiction. 7-10)"
This early chapter book is often hilarious, but it should not be used as an instruction manual, as Claude the dog is not much of a role model. Read full book review >
CLAUDE AT THE CIRCUS by Alex T. Smith
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Some readers may wonder why Claude needs to give 'the high wire a once-over with a damp cloth,' but surrealists probably won't complain. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Children waiting for an absurdist chapter book need tap their toes no more. Read full book review >
CLAUDE IN THE CITY by Alex T. Smith
Released: April 1, 2013

"Quirky and cosmopolitan Claude's audience on this side of the pond is likely to be limited, but it may well also be quite enthusiastic. (Fiction. 7-9)"
This British import mixes outlandish adventures (or possibly very vivid dreams) with intentionally juvenile jokes to create a zany first (U.S.) entry in a series for transitioning readers. Read full book review >