Claude in the Cityby Alex T. Smith
In the first book in this adorable new early chapter book series, Claude and his best friend, Sir Bobblysock (who is both a sock and very bobbly), go to the city for the very first time. They have tea in a café, go shopping, and visit a museum. It's a delightful but ordinary day, until Claude accidentally foils a robbery, then heals a whole waiting room full… See more details below
In the first book in this adorable new early chapter book series, Claude and his best friend, Sir Bobblysock (who is both a sock and very bobbly), go to the city for the very first time. They have tea in a café, go shopping, and visit a museum. It's a delightful but ordinary day, until Claude accidentally foils a robbery, then heals a whole waiting room full of patients.
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What a funny little book! I read this with my daughter and she laughed out loud several times throughout the story. She loves Sir Bobblysock, and the way Claude takes people's temperatures with a banana. This is a super cute book that children will enjoy. It is an early chapter book with color illustrations on almost every page. It has 96 pages, but can easily be read within 10 minutes (by an adult). I did have a concern with the crude jokes that are in the book. One is a sculpture of a person's nude bottom (which is completely inappropriate for a children's book, in my opinion), and the other is the name of the doctor at the hospital. Every time his name was mentioned, I changed it to "the doctor" instead.
This book is one of a series of books about a dog named Claude. Claude lives with Mr. and Mrs. Shiny Shoes. Every day they go to work leaving Claude at home. Claude and his friend Sir Bobblysock have other plans. They decide to take a trip to the city. While in the city they see all kinds of stores and people. Claude’s favorite place is the beret shop. He goes a little crazy and buys berets of all different colors. Next they visit an art museum where Claude stops a robbery and wins a medal. The next day Sir Bobblysock becomes ill and Claude has to take him to the hospital. Claude once again goes to work helping those around him. This book is filled with colorful and fun illustrations. The young reader will enjoy reading about the many adventures of Claude and Sir Bobblysock. (reviewed by L.Hale, Elementary Teacher, ACS) Author/illustrator Alex T. Smith has given the young readers a delightfully illustrated dual-tone early chapter book that will engage them with the "storyline" and various episodes as well as the captivating illustrations. DISCLOSURE: A complimentary copy of Claude in the City was provided in exchange for our honest review by Peachtree Publishing. Opinions expressed are solely those of the reviewer.
A Rewarding Outing for Claude! Claude decides to take his best friend Sir Bobblysock and tour the city. They had never been to the city before and it was indeed an adventure. They saw buildings so tall they touched the sky and so many people rushing here and there. They found a wonderful place to stop and have a drink. Then he discovered shops, many shops and one he really had to visit where he ended up buying a new beret, well a few berets. He decided to enter a building that reminded him of yummy bones, it was a museum. So many things to see and do in the city. It had literally been a rewarding day. Claude and Sir Bobblysock slept soundly that night. When Claude woke up Sir Bobblysock did not wake up, something was terribly wrong with Bobblysock! What should he do?!! Bobblysock did not look well! Could he be ill?!! This was a fun book with lots of surprises with the adventurous character, Claude the dog, that the author has created. What a great imagination! The author I mean! Who would have thought of a sock as a character? Alex T. Smith of course! You, along with your children will want to read this fun book. Get ready to smile! I wonder where Claude will go on his next outing? Maybe the Circus or the Beach! Sounds like more fun with Claude coming our way. I highly recommend this book. Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from Peachtree Publishers/World of Peachtree for review. I was in no way compensated for this review. This review is my honest opinion