Award-winning author and illustrator, Alex T. Smith's eighth book in his bestselling Claude series, is published this month by Hodder Children's Books.
In Going For Gold, Claude, our beret-clad canine hero and his side-kick Sir Bobblysock can't contain their excitement when they discover a Very Exciting Sports Competition at their local sports centre. They are even more excited when they are asked to take part! However, Claude's doggy paddle isn't fast enough, and he's not quite as good at gymnastics as he thought he might be but that doesn't put him off in his determination to win the Gold Cup…. until some robbers steal it! Claude sets off in hot pursuit - can he run fast enough to catch them?
Praise for Claude: "…. illustrated with humour and elegance…" The Times.