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5.0 out of 5 stars
A breakthrough for my 7 year old son!, 4 Mar 2011
Hooray!! I have finally found a book which appeals to my 7 year old son. He is a reasonably competent reader, but getting him to actually read a book has always been a struggle. I bought this along with a selection of other books and he picked it out saying it 'looked good'. We started reading it at bedtime and he didn't want to stop. He carried on reading after I had gone down stairs and then finished the entire 94 pages off at the breakfast table the next morning! It suited his ability perfectly with some tricky words but he was able to read the majority unaided, thus boosting his confidence and allowing him to properly follow the story. The quirkiness of the story and the characters appealed to him (and me) and the illustrations were fun to study.
We can't wait for the next Claude book to come out in the summer and have pre-ordered it. In the meantime I suspect that Claude in the City will be read over and over again. Well done and thank you Alex T Smith!