Thursday, 8 August 2019

"Claude: Anyone for Strawberries?" Based on the Claude stories by Alex T. Smith (Hodder Children's Books)

Claude! Our favourite tardis-bereted superdog is back with his awesome and dapper pal Sir Bobblysock for a new adventure.

"Claude: Anyone for Strawberries?" by Alex T. Smith is the perfect summer adventure for younger fans of Claude, who love his new TV show.

Of course now Claude is a TV star he hasn't let it all go to his head (Sir Bobblysock we're less sure about, we think he's a total diva to be honest!) but here's a new adventure that covers one of our favourite bits about summer - scoffing vanloads of strawberries. YUM!

The only problem is, Claude and Sir Bob can't find a single strawberry anywhere. Not even one of those manky half green / half red ones that always end up in your punnet at the pick-your-own.

Everyone has snapped them up to eat at the Pawhaven Tennis Championship. Claude has to win the championship to make sure Sir Bobblysock doesn't miss out on strawberries-for-breakfast day, but can Claude become a tennis powerhouse literally overnight?

Hmm, not sure I'd fancy any of his wares! 
It's a tough challenge, even for a tenacious pooch like Claude!

Oh dear, will Sir Bob-oh-lee-socketh ever get a juicy treat?
Sum this book up in a sentence: A superb new picture book addition to the Claude stories, filled to the absolute brim with summery fun. 

"Claude: Anyone for Strawberries?" by Alex T. Smith is out now, published by Hodder Children's Books (kindly supplied for review).