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Featuring: Alex T. Smith

Join World Book Day illustrator Alex T. Smith for a FREE LIVESTREAM event to your KS1 classroom. He will  introduce his custard-pie-throwing dog, Claude, and his smelly sidekick, Sir Bobblysock. Learn Top Secret illustrator tips, including how to draw Claude himself, and get Olympic-ready with his newest book, Claude: Going for Gold! Alex’s events are hugely popular: he’s done sold out events at Edinburgh, Hay and Bath Festivals, amongst many others.

New in the Claude Series

Claude Going for Gold! - Alex T. Smith

When Claude and Sir Bobblysock discover a Very Exciting Sports Competition at their local sports centre, they are very excited. They are even more excited when they are asked to take part. But Claude's doggy paddle isn't fast enough, and he's not quite as good at gymnastics as he thought he might be. Then some robbers steal the Gold Cup and Claude chases them - can he run fast enough to catch them?



View the whole Claude series

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Meet the Author & Illustrator - Alex T. Smith

After briefly considering careers in space travel, cookery and being a rabbit, Alex T. Smith finally decided to become an illustrator. Alex graduated from Coventry University with a degree in Illustration and won second place in the Macmillan Prize for Children's Illustration. Alex has been longlisted for the Greenaway Medal, and shortlisted  for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize, as well as for Best Emerging Illustrator Award by Booktrust. He was World Book Day Illustrator in 2014.