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Claude in the City

Claude in the City

Spring 2013 Fiction
Ages: 7 - 9 yrs.
Author: Alex T. Smith
Illustrator: Alex T. Smith
ISBN: 9781561456970
Hardcover Price: $12.95

Claude, a small plump dog who wears a beret and a red sweater, and his best friend Sir Bobblysock, live with Mr. and Mrs. Shinyshoes. Each day, when the Shinyshoes professionals go to work, Claude decides what sort of adventure he and Sir Bobblysock will have.

Here, they head to the city. They have lunch at a café where Claude orders hot chocolate with marshmallows -and a straw -and Sir Bobblysocks, a big fruit drink that looks like a tropical plant. They go shopping, and to the museum. All in all, it is a very ordinary day. That is, until Claude and his friend find themselves at the center of a very unexpected event.

With an amiable voice and a 1960's retro style with a French-flaired color palette starring black, white, and red, Alex T. Smith creates two charming and quirky friends who are fresh, fun, and resourceful.

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