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.
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?
Poor Solomon Crocodile is looking a bit plain. Can you colour him in to brighten him up?
Hello again China! https://t.co/etxfccWwPG
by @catherinerayner - 7 days ago
RT @pbooksblogger: What a gorgeous pair of hares. Another couple of loveable characters from @catherinerayner https://t.co/wV8oCBriWP
@pbooksblogger @LittleTigerUK oh my goodness! Have the advances arrived. Thanks @pbooksblogger 👍🏻 so pleased you like it! 🐯❤️
by @catherinerayner - 10 days ago
RT @pbooksblogger: Look at this little beauty. Out next year @catherinerayner @LittleTigerUK https://t.co/8Eh1il0XE6
RT @KilnandLoom: Hometime #friday #hometime #hare @catherinerayner cards back in stock #gorgeous #Scottish… https://t.co/xWkpW5Bh6E
catherineraynerillustration - 7 days ago
Hello again China!
catherineraynerillustration - 10 days ago
Finally finished this pair!
catherineraynerillustration - 12 days ago
Repost from @littletigerbooks - “And Augustus realised that his smile would be there, whenever he was happy.
He only had to swim with the fish or dance in puddles, or climb the mountains and look at the world – for happiness was everywhere around him.” Happy #worldsmileday, folks! From Augustus and His Smile by @catherine.rayner
catherineraynerillustration - 14 days ago
Catherine Rayner shared their photo.
catherineraynerillustration - 17 days ago
👀 uh oh ....
It's Solomon and Mortimer 🐊
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