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The Claude Series by Alex T. Smith

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Helena, my eldest, loves to read. But she’d rather read lots of shorter chapter books then one long one. When I found Claude on the Slopes at the local library I was thrilled to find a series I knew she’d enjoy. It’s rather like a picture book but yet it is over 90 pages long. It’s great for both of my girls as Florence sits just long enough to listen to it and Helena reads it in one night giving her a great feeling of accomplishment! Its witty illustrations make you smile and they had Helena hooked from the very beginning.

Claude on the Slopes - 2Claude on the Slopes is a charming book about the exploits of a mischievious dog who wears “a rather nifty beret” and his friend Sir Bobblysock. Each day when Claude’s owners, Mr and Mrs Shinyshoes, leave their house Claude and his friend pursue adventure. In this particular story Claude learns to ski but his silly escapades of snowball throwing cause problems on the slopes.

Claude on the Slopes 3Helena loves these books and has since read Claude in the Spotlight and Claude Lights! Camera! Action! It’s easy to see why Claude on the Slopes has been shortlisted for Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize. They are such fun books!

Claude on the Slopes 4Available from all good bookstores and online from Amazon (US) and (UK).

Vanessa xx


Comments (4)

December 2, 2015

We love the Claude stories – I was going to write about them too – they are so brilliant. My kids love Mr Bobblysocks!!!!

December 2, 2015

Thank you for the recommendation. It looks cute! Can’t wait to check it out!

December 3, 2015

If you love Claude then I highly recommend that you check out Chris Riddell’s Ottoline series and his Goth Girl series are such beautiful works of art… everything to love!!!

December 3, 2015

Helena was gifted the Ottoline series and was hooked on the artwork! I’ll have to get the Goth Girl series soon. Thanks for the recommendation xx

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