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Claude in the Country

(Claude #4)

4.27  ·  Rating details ·  167 ratings  ·  26 reviews
When Claude and Sir Bobblysock go for a walk in the countryside, they find themselves at Woollybottom Farm. There they meet Mrs. Cowpat, the farmer, and offer to help her get ready for the county fair, which will be held in her fields later that day. Claude gathers chickens' eggs, tries his hand at being a sheepdog, and rides a horse like a real cowboy. When Mrs. Cowpat as ...more
Paperback, 95 pages
Published October 1st 2012 by Hodder Children's Books
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Daisy Johnson
I think the Claude series is rapidly turning into one of my top recommendations, regardless of the context. "You like chocolate? Great, read some Claude." "The weather *is* nice today isn't it. Read some Claude." "You want me to sign for that parcel? Only after you read some Claude."

This series by Alex T Smith is adorable, and it's going from strength to strength. Just in case you don't know what the premise is, the eponymous Claude is a dog full of je ne sais quoi. Him and his best friend - Sir
Книжни Криле
Скорошните морски преживелици на кученцето Клод и Сър Мъхесто Чорапче явно не са били достатъчни за двамата герои! А ние пък така се забавлявахме с тях, че и на нас една книжка не ни е достатъчна. Ако и вие жадувате за още смях и приключения, защо не ни последвате? Нека само господин и госпожа Лъскави обувки да тръгнат за работа... Готово! Теренът е чист! На къде? Този път поемаме към провинцията. „Клод на село” (изд. „Timelines”) е поредната книжка от известната поредица за емблематичното кучен ...more
Detski Knigi
Jan 07, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Какво е нужно на прохождащите читатели, които хем искат да упражняват новопридобитото си умение, хем бързо се уморяват и отегчават от четенето? Малка книжка с много илюстрации, симпатични герои със страст към приключенията и увлекателен текст.
Британският илюстратор Алекс Т. Смит е заложил именно на такава формула при създаването на поредицата си за кучето Клод.
Историята е приятна, забавна и близка до децата над 5 години, които лесно ще свържат собственото си любопитство с искрения интерес на Кло
Mar 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lili Kyurkchiyska
Jan 02, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens
Защо не пишат толкова разкошни книжки за котколюбители като мен? Сега ще поискам и кученце, та майка да ме изхвърли от къщи.
The illustrations earned the book another star, otherwise, it was just ok. Claude goes on an adventure with his best friend the Sock. It’s silly and kind of funny, the character names are quirky and clever-ish and I think it’s meant to be charming, but it just fell short. It just felt like a series of silly little happenings with very little drama or conflict. Even the main spot of trouble wasn’t terribly troubling. It was obvious by everything else that had happened to that point that the issue ...more
Becky B
Claude and Sir Bobblysock take a trip to the country and get to be farmers for the day rounding up sheep, lassoing bulls, and other exciting things.

Well, life is certainly never dull for these two. And Claude has the most unflappable owners ever. I think the bathing pigs part of this story was my favorite part. I also like that at the end of all the Claude adventures he's invited to join some group but declines to go back to his "humdrum" life.

Notes on content: Some bathroom humor in this as th
Jul 09, 2018 rated it it was ok
My class and I love Claude and Sir Bobbly Socks. This is the SEVENTH Claude book we've read this year. This is also my least favourite so far. It still has the charm of the other books, with Claude going on an adventure, finding stuff under his beret, Sir Bobbly sock having one of his funny moments and Claude saving the day. The children love that it always begins and ends in the same way, even the weakest of readers are able to join in. ...more
Erin Buhr
Aug 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is another great addition to the Claude series. These books all make me chuckle and Claude and Sir Bobblysock's adventure to the country is no exception. Claude finds his way to a farm and ends up helping a farmer get ready for the County Fair. There are so many comedic moments as Claude works with the different animals. This is a delightful series for new readers. Pleasant illustrations. Brief text. Funny story. Early chapter book perfection. ...more
Kaarle-koiralle ja Lordi Nukkasukalle sattuu ja tapahtuu, minne ikinä he menevätkin! Tässä tarinassa Kaarle vie Lordi Nukkasukan maaseudulle, missä he päätyvät auttamaan paikallista emäntää markkinoiden järjestämisen kanssa.

Hulvatonta menoa, hivenen kakkahuumoria mukana.
Viviane Elbee
Feb 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: chapter-books
Amusing chapter book tale about a little dog, Claude, and a bobbly sock. They go on an adventure to the countryside and end up on a farm the day of the country fair. There’s lots of excitement and getting animals ready for the shows.
Aug 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This Claude book was pretty cute. It was by far the funniest so far, especially the part about the bull chasing the snooty judge. Give this one to kids that like to have a good, hearty laugh!
Debra Phiri (Dragon Nanny)
Dec 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
So cute. Perfect for ages over 3! Both my 3 and 5 year old nanny girls loved it!
Nov 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Violet says, “good” and her mom says, “I think I might be even more amused by these books than Violet is!”
Aug 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5-star, library, read-2018
Brilliant! Adorable and funny. Both I and my little sister love this series.
There's just something about that Claude. In this, the sixth title featuring the adventure-minded Claude, an adorable black and white dog, and his more reserved friend, Sir Bobblysock, the two set off for a day in the country. As was the case in the previous books, wherever these two go, trouble and lots of fun are sure to follow. Mrs. Cowpat, a friendly farmer, enlists their help in herding the sheep, gathering eggs, and cleaning the pigs in preparation for the fair. True to his enterprising an ...more
Jan 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Claude in the country by Alex T. Smith is a great read for independent readers. The fourth installment in the series can be enjoyed by itself or as part of the series. Claude and Sir Bobblysock decide to visit the Countryside and come across Woollybottom farms where they meet Mrs. Cowpat. Claude and Sir Bobblysock help Mrs. Cowpat get ready for the county fair. Hilarity ensues as Claude helps Mrs. Cowpat gather eggs, becomes a sheep dog, rides a horse and even saves a snotty judge from an angry ...more
Sep 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book is as silly and whimsical as you'd expect from a story about a dog and his best friend, a sock named Sir Bobblysock. In this installment Claude goes to Woollybottom farm and helps the farmer, Mrs. Cowpat. The story is light and simple and will be great for kids just starting to read chapter books. The ample pictures in shades of grey and red add a lot of humor to the story and complement the text perfectly. ...more
Jul 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
I really like that this book has coloured pictures and relatively few words on the page. There should be more books like this in the world, for young lovers of picture books who are bridging the gap between pictures and chapter books. The seven-year-old loved this story, laughing out loud quite often.

I really liked that the farmer was a woman.

I really liked that the humour was not 'mean-spirited'. The best part was seeing Claude give a luxurious bath to the pigs.
Jul 06, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Claude in the country by Alex T. Smith is a animal adventure story. The problem is the score guy at the fair gets chased by a big bull! Will claude be brave and help the score guy? Claude is brave because he goes to the country. People who like animal and dog stories should read this book. Claude' "sir bobbly sock" and the farmer are the main characters. (claude is a hero in the series) ...more
Aug 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Loved this clever rendition of a chapter book with attractive characters and interesting, playful scenarios. The vocabulary is rich and the pictures are delightful. Cannot wait to read the rest in this series!
Jan 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: chapter-book
My three year old and five and a half year old both love these books. And there are jokes aimed at adult readers too, like the man who won a prize for his cucumber.
Mar 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-8-market
An hilarious series for new readers and also great for sharing.
Apr 27, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: j-fiction
Super fast read for big people. Funny transitional reader for kids.
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Alex T. Smith is the creator of the much-loved and bestselling Claude fiction series for early readers. He was the official World Book Day illustrator in 2014, and other recent accolades include the UKLA Picture Book Award for Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion and the Children’s Book of the World Illustration Award for illustrating Dodie Smith’s The Hundred and One Dalmatians. When not working, ...more

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