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Product Details

  • Lexile Measure: 680L (What's this?)
  • Series: Claude
  • Hardcover: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Peachtree Publishers (April 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1561456977
  • ISBN-13: 978-1561456970
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.5 x 7.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #385,784 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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. Grades 1-3. --Ann Kelley

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"The tiny trim size and duo-tone artwork, all shades of black, grey, red, and pink, give this UK import a distinctly retro feel, and Claude-mostly head and snout-is an amiable, unintentional hero…It's cool and hipfeeling and, at times, quite funny. Kids who dig quirky Claude will await his next adventures." --Booklist, April 15, 2013

"Claude and his sidekick, a sock named Sir Bobblysock, prove to be foundations of good cheer and sweet humor...There's much to love in this resurrection of the cheerful city chronicle of the '60s..." --Publishers Weekly, February 11, 2013

"With quirky illustrations and goofy humor, Claude's adventures will be catnip to 7- to 11-year-olds who like to laugh." --Wall Street Journal, April 21, 2013

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Cute, adorable, delightful with charming illustrations!
Deborah Sandford
On day one, they visit a fancy cafe, discover the best beret shop in the world, visit an art gallery, and witness an art theft.
Trudy
You, along with your children will want to read this fun book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Young Mensan BookParade on April 5, 2013
Format: Hardcover
The book was about a dog named Claude who wears a beret. The First Chapter was about Claude's adventures exploring the city with his best friend, a sock named Bobblysock. In the Second Chapter, Claude takes care of Bobblysock, who is not feeling well, by taking him to the hospital.
I loved the pictures and the adventures that Claude went on. I thought it was really funny that when he visited the city, the people treated him as if he were a real person and not a dog, by serving him in restaurants and at stores.

One of my favorite parts was when Claude was awarded a medal for helping the people at the art gallery. I also liked when he helped the sick people in the hospital waiting room. It was fun to see him "save the day!"

The book is special because even though it was longer than what I was used to, it encouraged me to read because I wanted to find out what happened next!

I think both boys and girls ages 4 to 9 would like it.

Review by Young Mensan Isaac V., age 6
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By Bookstork Buzz on November 17, 2013
Format: Hardcover
Claude, a small plump dog who wears a red beret and a lovely red sweater, belongs to Mr. and Mrs. Shinyshoes (who are always seen from their shiny shoes up to their knees). And when Mr. and Mrs. Shinyshoes are out, Claude is up and about and ready for another adventure. This time, he and his unlikely sidekick Sir Bobblysock - yes, a bobbly sock! - are off to see the city.

There's a lot to see in the city and it's the author's art and wacky humour that makes the book soar - though I did find it a bit longish. I would rather see a single story plot - i.e. the museum and the capture of the nefarious sculpture-nabbing thieves. But it goes on with a visit to the doctor and (structurally speaking) where is the link between this and the incident at the museum? None.

Still, the charm of its characters and the cute retro feel have kept me reading. So here are the bits I loved:

- Without a doubt, the illustrations - fresh, and full of tongue-in-cheek humour.

- Its silly text:

One morning, Claude put on his beret and decided to go to the City. "I think I will go to the City," he said. Sir Bobblysock came too, as he didn't have anything else planned that day. Claude ....couldn't believe how tall the buildings were.....Sir Bobblysock was glad that he wasn't the one who had to clean the windows.

- How Claude never seems to need any money to buy anything:

Claude hurried inside and bought a beret in every color and every pattern. That was an awful lot of berets.

- Or the ridiculous, like this:

.... he took Sir Bobblysock's temperature with a banana....."Sir Bobblysock," he said, "you are not very well. All that shopping and rushing around in the city has worn you out.
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Format: Hardcover
Claude decides to take his best friend Sir Bobblysock and tour the city. They had never been to the city before and it was indeed an adventure. They saw buildings so tall they touched the sky and so many people rushing here and there. They found a wonderful place to stop and have a drink. Then he discovered shops, many shops and one he really had to visit where he ended up buying a new beret, well a few berets. He decided to enter a building that reminded him of yummy bones, it was a museum. So many things to see and do in the city. It had literally been a rewarding day.

Claude and Sir Bobblysock slept soundly that night. When Claude woke up Sir Bobblysock did not wake up, something was terribly wrong with Bobblysock! What should he do?!! Bobblysock did not look well!
Could he be ill?!!

This was a fun book with lots of surprises with the adventurous character, Claude the dog, that the author has created. What a great imagination! The author I mean! Who would have thought of a sock as a character? Alex T. Smith of course! You, along with your children will want to read this fun book. Get ready to smile!

I wonder where Claude will go on his next outing? Maybe the Circus or the Beach! Sounds like more fun with Claude coming our way.

I highly recommend this book.

Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from Peachtree Publishers/World of Peachtree for review. I was in no way compensated for this review. This review is my honest opinion.
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My father bought two books from the Claude series as a holiday present for my daughter. He had to order them directly from the UK and while initially, I thought that was a bit much for a children's book, I now believe that it was money very well spent - and have ordered the remaining books myself!

Claude is a short, plump dog who wears a beret and a red jumper. Together with his best pal, Sir Bobblysock, they go on adventures when Claude's masters, Mr. & Mrs. Shinyshoes, are away at work. Claude is a clever and resourceful dog and he's never in a pickle for long - often utilizing a juicy bone treat at the right moment.

The books are wonderfully illustrated and hilariously written. My soon to be kindergarten age daughter finds the books a crack up - and so do I. Well worth a read.

In this installment, Claude heads to the big city to see the sites (modern art anyone?) and save the day!

From what I've read, the Claude books will be released in the USA soon. Children of America, get ready for Claude!
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