Pesky Poppy in Print!


Pesky’s youngest recruit, Poppy (age 7) has had her first piece published in a wonderful new book ‘Claude at the Circus’.  The book, written by Alex T Smith and published by Hodder, is the third gem in the Claude series.

Poppy Hodgson with her illustration in the back of Claude at the Circus by Alex T Smith

The books follow an adventurous little dog Claude, and his friend Sir Bobblysock – who is a bobbly sock with a penchant for cups of tea and an afternoon nap!  Claude means well, but makes inadvertent mistakes, which result in escalating mayhem where ever he goes.  The books are perfect for the newly independent reader – with a good balance of text and detailed, witty pictures.

Poppy originally wrote this ‘Claude in the City’ piece in her role as a reviewer for the fantastic independent Bags of Books children’s bookshop in Lewes. Claire posted it up on Facebook where it was spotted by Hodder.

The Peskies hope Poppy will continue her writing and drawing – and in ten years she might be ready to take over the family business!

The book can be bought from

…or come to Lewes and visit

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