Dog Ears presents Alex T. Smith The Humdinger! book festival at The Playhouse Gallery Friday 8th March 2013 to Friday 8th March 2013 9.30am

Storytelling through words and live drawing with a bright young talent in kids books.

After considering several career options (space traveller, cake maker, professional rabbit) and working as a production assistant for an outdoor theatre events company, Alex decided to train to do the job he'd wanted to do since he was five - an illustrator specialising in the world of children's publishing. Alex graduated with a 1st Class Hons degree in Illustration in 2006 and having won second
place in the Macmillan Prize for Children's Picture Book Illustration in his final year, Alex began working on his first commission as he put his degree show up!

Since then Alex has created picture books, many of which have won prizes and have been read on TV during the Bedtime Hour on the CBeebies channel.

Alex is also the creator of the CLAUDE  fiction series for early readers. The first title, CLAUDE in the City was selected for the Richard and Judy Children's Book Club 2011 and was shortlisted for the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize in 2012.

Let Alex introduce you to CLAUDE and some of his other favourite characters...

Alex will be signing books after his performance so bring yours along.


Friday free for school groups / Saturday £2

Performance Extras

This event will be held on Friday 8th 9.45am + Saturday 9th 2pm

Age range: 5-8 years

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