Author(s): Alex T. Smith
The dastardly duo from Egg returns in this delightfully silly tale. The utterly charming Foxy Dubois and Alphonso the Alligator put on their dancing shoes to commit the crime of the century! But when they hit the dance floor, things start to go terribly wrong...Egg was selected by CBeebies Bedtime Stories and was the Book of the Week at Peters' Bookselling Services. Alex T. Smith is also the author of the extraordinary fiction series Claude which was shortlisted for the Waterstone's prize 2012 and was part of the Richard and Judy Book Club 2011. Praise for Egg: 'A delightfully silly tale of a fox that wants to eat an egg. Alex T Smith's quirky illustrations help sell the absurdity. Recommended.' The Bookbag Follow Alex at http://alextsmith.blogspot.co.uk/
The illustrations are brilliantly drawn... a lot of fun. -- Bookbag 20120801 Wonderful, expressive illustrations and a humorous story with true child appeal. -- Peters Gazette 20120901 Big, bold illustrations by the author add to the story. -- School Librarian 20121201 Will keep youngsters enthralled. A witty text with strong illustrations make this a gem of a book. -- Carousel 20121101 This is a totally wacky tale, but that is the beauty of it. Expect fits of giggles at storytime. -- Library Mice 20121201 Hilarious... gorgeous brightly coloured illustrations. -- Guardian 20121120
Alex won second place in the Macmillan Prize for Children's Illustration whilst studying at Coventry university. Eliot Jones, Midnight Superhero (Scholastic) was the first book Alex illustrated and it won the Coventry Inspiration Book Award, and was longlisted for the Greenaway Medal in 2009. Alex was also shortlisted for The Best Emerging Illustrator by Booktrust in 2008.