Author(s): Alex T. Smith
In this glorious picture book Claude goes on a rollicking seafaring adventure! He swooshes out of the house in the bathtub - and out to sea! He and Sir Bobblysock meet mermaids, dolphins, Captain Poopdeck, and an enormous, ferocious sea monster called Nigel! Can Claude save them all from the monster? Praise for Claude: 'Quirky illustrations and plenty of humour.' The Metro Alex T. Smith was the World Book Day illustrator in 2014. He is the author of the internationally bestselling fiction series Claude, which was shortlisted for the Waterstone's Prize and was part of the Richard and Judy Book Club. Follow Alex at www.alextsmith.com and https://twitter.com/Alex_T_Smith
Alex graduated from Coventry University with a degree in Illustration and won second place in the Macmillan Prize for Children's Illustration. Alex's first picture book won the Coventry Inspiration Award, and was longlisted for the Greenaway Medal in 2009. Alex was also shortlisted for The Best Emerging Illustrator Award by Booktrust in 2008. He is currently shortlisted for the Association of Illustrators Award and is the World Book Day illustrator for 2014.