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?
RT @BIGPictureBooks: Absolutely. The very best picture books leave a 'space' between the words & the pictures - for the readers imagination…
by @catherinerayner - 9 days ago
RT @HappyBookClub: At 3, this beautiful counting book (I love numbers) by @catherinerayner! Also check out Augustus and his Smile! #top5fri…
by @catherinerayner - 10 days ago
RT @wills_art: #SleepySundays with @catherinerayner ‘Anette’ the adorable hedgehog to have pride of place in your home! https://t.co/Tc1d31…
@mpowelltuck @RobGMacfarlane @JackieMorrisArt I'm going to go my my #localbookshop today and buy it. Looks utterly stunning ✨
RT @RogansBooks: As HUGE @catherinerayner fans, imagine our excitement when we learned that we would be… https://t.co/KqDvId6iq6
by @catherinerayner - 11 days ago
Meet mini Patrick 👋🏻
The littlest screen print I've ever made!
by @catherineraynerillustration - 2 days ago
#tbt Posy. Ink drawing from my sketchbook.
by @catherineraynerillustration - 3 days ago
An early version of Smelly Louie...
by @catherineraynerillustration - 4 days ago
👀 #sketchbook #sneakypeek #nextbook #artworkfinished
by @catherineraynerillustration - 5 days ago
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