Catherine Rayner studied illustration at Edinburgh College of Art. She fell in love with the city and still lives there with her family and a small menagerie of creatures including Shannon the horse, Ena the cat and a goldfish called Richard, all of whom inspire her artwork. In 2008 Catherine was selected as one of the Ten Best New Illustrators for Booktrust's Big Picture Campaign. She has been short-listed for the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal four times, and won in 2009 for Harris Finds His Feet. In addition to illustrating for other authors such as Michael Bond, Holly Webb and Michael Morpurgo, she has also written her own picture books, including Ernest, Solomon Crocodile, Solomon and Mortimer and Smelly Louie, which won the Peter's Book of the Year award in 2015.
Ursula Moray Williams
Poor Solomon Crocodile is looking a bit plain. Can you colour him in to brighten him up?
Smelly Louie has a funny sense of smell. He loves smells that we think are horrid, like stinky bins. Can you imagine some other smells that Louie might like or hate and draw them?
Today I drew Anita and Regina... https://t.co/CdGPS5OTQs
by @catherinerayner - 2 hours ago
Three years ago!? Time flies... still a nice activity to do with your little ones! https://t.co/WlQ7F2286a
by @catherinerayner - yesterday
RT @charliehacking: Using @catherinerayner's Abigail to explore key maths skills and concepts in the Early Years @clpe1 today. Lots of love…
by @catherinerayner - 5 days ago
Delivering #new #artwork to @biscuit_factory in Newcastle today! They will have the last 'Heidi and Hilary' 'Ivan'… https://t.co/u5tnG4PDLD
by @catherinerayner - 10 days ago
catherineraynerillustration - 2 hours ago
Today I drew Anita and Regina...
catherineraynerillustration - yesterday
Three years ago!? Time flies... still a nice activity to do with your little ones!
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