Sunday, September 18, 2011

Claude on holiday by Alex T Smith

We have a little boy called Claude, with a lovely smile, in Kindergarten this year so when I saw Claude on Holiday I knew firstly that I wanted to read this book and secondly that it would be fun to put this into Claude's hands and see his reaction.

Claude is a crazy, but well organised dog who longs for a holiday. His owners Mr and Mrs Shinyshoes leave for work every day on the dot of 8am. While they are gone Claude and his best friend Sir Bobblysock embark on wild adventures.

On the day of this story Claude packs his suitcase with underpants, a tambourine, suncream, squirty cream in a can, a lampshade, sticky tape and slightly squashed sandwiches. He is heading to the beach for a holiday.

Every one of the things in his suitcase will be put to good use at the beach even the squirty cream!

This book is a winner. It has joyous illustrations, crazy characters and is certain to put a smile on your face. Claude even has his own blog. There are two books about this quirky little dog and his special side kick Sir Bobblysock with one more to come next year. Claude in the city is the first in the series and Claude at the circus will hit our shelves soon.

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