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Claude in the Spotlight is the fifth title in this adorable new young fiction series from the talented Alex T. Smith. Claude was selected for the Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize 2012 and the Richard and Judy Book Club 2011.

A gentle stroll through town leads to leg kicking and bottom shaking as Claude dances his way into the theatre and straight into the spotlight!

(P) 2017 Hodder Children’s Books


A wonderful creation for newly independent readers.
The Bookseller
A treat for new readers.
Peters Gazette
Comic talent not just for writing a good story but also illustrating it in a fitting but hilarious style.
Books For Keeps
I loved everything about this book.
A perfect series for new readers.
Parents In Touch
This is a fantastic series that is sure to capture the attention of any reader with its funny and engaging story.
Huddersfield Daily Examiner
A lovely, silly story and once again the well written words and delightful illustrations go together beautifully.
Alex T. Smith is a rising star in children's books. The text is ideal for early readers, combining simple language with humour and page-turning entertainment. It is his skill in creating drama out of bright comedy that makes the book such a compulsive read.
Books For Keeps
Quirky illustrations and plenty of humour.
Sharp, knowing and sophisticated: a total delight.
Irish Times
Illustrated throughout in a quirky, elegant, 1950s style, in a distinctive palette of red, white and black. Smith's off-the-wall humour and sense of fun will keep both children and their parents entertained from beginning to end. An utterly charming book for emerging readers.
Little ones will be high-kicking long after the last page is turned; a glittering triumph.
Little London Magazine
Claude is taking to the stage and that can only mean mayhem! Little ones will be high-kicking long after the last page is turned; a glittering triumph
Little London Magazine