Whew, it's been a whirlwind spring! And today is, once more, a Peachtree blog tour! These are so fun, and Emily has been one busy lady organizing all the goodness. After checking out my review of Claude in the City, swing by the schedule and see what others have to offer.
Alex T Smith
Okay. I'm smitten with Claude, and so very glad Peachtree picked up this adorable early reader series (it came out in the UK several years ago). Claude is, as you may have guessed, a small dog (rather plump), who wears a dashing beret. His best friend is Sir Bobblysock (yes, he really is a bobbly sock), and together they have some wonderful times. Like when they decide to venture into the City.
Claude in the City is actually two stories about two eventful days (presented as "chapters" for that grown-up early-reading feel) in the City. In the first, Claude and Sir Bobblysock take a casual meander through the City, having a fun mix of first time adventures. And then, when you least expect it, they save the day! The next City venture is less fun, but no less heroic: Sir Bobblysock is strangely ill, so Claude takes him to the hospital. There, while doctors are taking care of Sir Bobblysock, Claude takes care of the waiting patients in the emergency room. With dazzling results, of course.
Simple illustrations, but so expressive. I love looking at the facial expressions on the people in the City, as Claude and Sir Bobblysock go about their adventures, blissfully unaware. Claude is such a fun character, I look forward to his future adventures.
Book provided by publisher for review.
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