Claude in the spotlight. I have talked about this cute little hound called Claude before. I think these books just get better and better.
Claude and his trusty sidekick Sir Bobblysock go on an adventure where they find themselves in a ballet class. The class are rehearsing for a variety show which will be performed that very day. Claude dazzles the teacher with his splendid dancing (there is a tiny fly inside his jumper) and so the teacher, with the perfect name of Miss Highkick-Spin, convinces him to enter. The prize is simply way too irresistible to say no - "the best act wins a grand prize - all the cakes you can eat from Mr Lovelybuns' Bakery. He is judging the competition."
There is, however, more than just a fly inside Claude's jumper. There is a fly in the theater in the form of a ghost and all the acts are ending in chaos. It is up to Claude to save the day, and perhaps he will even win the prize!