Monday, 16 September 2013

Review: 'Claude at the Circus' by Alex T. Smith

Claude at the Circus, by Alex T. Smith, 2012, Peachtree, $12.95, softbound, 94 pages. Category/Genre: mainstream. Cover: fitting. Where we got it: publisher. Where you can get it: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books-A-Million.

This adventure has Claude (who wears a beret and a rather fetching sweater) and Mr Bobblysocks (who is both a sock and quite bobbly) heading to the park for the afternoon. While there, they get caught up with a group of joggers, fall asleep where they oughtn't, and get ice cream; and then they're invited to the circus!

At the circus (as at the park), Claude tries only to do what is right and to help people. It isn't his fault that things go wrong. When things go wrong this time, it's Claude and Mr Bobblysocks to the rescue, filling in for the circus folk. They get to act like clowns, walk the high wire, and even do a trapeze act, all before hurrying home before Mr and Mrs Shinyshoes return. 

Wacky and fun-filled, this book has lots of artwork and heroes you can root for. 

If you like this one, try: Claude in the City, by Alex T. Smith. 

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1 comment:

  1. Cute! I read the first book to the grandkids and they really enjoyed the story.