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Claude on Holiday [Paperback]

Alex T Smith
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Book Description

7 July 2011 Claude (Book 2)

Claude is no ordinary dog - he leads an extraordinary life!

Sir Bobblysock and Claude go on holiday for the very first time. They build sandcastles, eat ice cream and sunbathe. It is all very normal until... Claude meets pirates and discovers treasure!

Claude was selected for the Richard and Judy Children's Book Club and shortlisted for the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize.

Praise for Claude: '...illustrated with humour and elegance...' The Times.

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  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder Children's Books (7 July 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0340999012
  • ISBN-13: 978-0340999011
  • Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 18.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,282 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A handsome creation. (Children's Bookseller)

An entertaining new series with quirky characterisation and mischievous illustrations. (Bookseller)

An enchanting series which deserves a wide following for its quirky, entertaining and unusual nature. (

Fresh, hilarious, goofy, and over-the-top extravaganzas that are great reads for beginning chapter book readers... adventures kids will like to read. (Kid Lit Reviews)

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This beret-clad hero is back in another wonderfully funny tale.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Will have you in giggles from page one 3 July 2011
My 6-year old couldn't wait to read this book and finished it in about an hour. She read Claude in the City about a month ago and fell in love with Claude and his unconventional friend Sir Bobblysock. Both books had us giggling non-stop and we can't wait for the next book in the series. The books are a breath of fresh air after the monotonous Rainbow Magic saga. Lovely illustrations and simple but fun story lines were greatly enjoyed by my confident little reader. Thankfully, no toilet humour in this one.

Claude is a small dog with beady eyes, a quirky sense of fashion and adventurous spirit. He is smart, alert and great at problem solving. Also, very importantly, he's incredibly cute, funny and a little bit crazy. Juicy bone baguette or ice-cream anyone?
Sir Bobblysock has an amazing pair of designer sunglasses and is an expert at building sand castles. Sounds fun? I'm sure every child (and hopefully adult) will appreciate the lighof uncomplicated humour of this book. Definitely recommended!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Charming children's Book 4 Aug 2011
I bought the first Claude book (Claude In the City) in a desperate attempt to get my 7 year old son to read something! He absolutely loved it and read it from cover to cover without stopping. So of course we had to get the next one in the series and neither of us were disappointed. It has the same charming, gentle wit with enough silliness and nonsense to engage most children, like the fact that almost everything Claude needs throughout the story can be found under his red beret!

I would recommend this book to anyone and in fact I bought one for the school library in the hope that it will inspire other children to realise that reading can be fun.
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5.0 out of 5 stars We all love Claude 1 Nov 2012
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Bought for our 4 year old as a change from the norm and she absolutely loves it. Great story, lots of fun and brilliant illustrations make for a winning combination. We've also got Claude at the circus (also great) and are ready to order Claude in the City. Can't wait for it to come.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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We've just received our pre-ordered copy of Claude on Holiday by the fabulously talented Alex T Smith. Excitement ensued! We read it as our bedtime story and we ALL loved it. My children both loved the previous book 'Claude in the City' and so we just had to order the follow-up.

There are many things we love about the Claude series. The characters are charming: Claude is completely loveable and his sensible friend Sir Bobblysock is (hilariously) the voice of reason, often cutting in with a wry comment, a rolling of the eyes or a tut. The beautifully drawn black and red illustrations are bold, and wonderfully expressive. Various characters pop up in the book like caricatures - many of them will probably remind you of someone you know, or perhaps someone you've seen in your neighbourhood. These stories are wonderfully silly, just the sort of thing that children like to hear about and imagine. One of the things that my husband and I really enjoy are the various levels of humour Alex uses; there's something for everyone; both my husband and I were chuckling about cheeky parts of the story whilst our two girls were laughing at the silly people and what Claude and Sir Bobblysock were up to. Younger children will enjoy the funny pictures and hearing the story. Older ones can read and enjoy it for themselves, or do as we do and listen to it for a bedtime story, we add lots of silly voices and sound effects :) It's a brilliant book for putting a smile on your face.

In this story, Claude goes on holiday with Sir Bobblysock. He miraculously pulls a suitcase from under his dog bed (amazing) and fills it with all sort of important things including a pair of y-fronts, a tambourine and some sticky tape.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Claude on holiday 21 April 2014
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We are thoroughly enjoying the whole series of Claude books and longing to read the next once the book has come to an end.
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