Catherine Rayner

About Catherine

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.

Catherine Rayner

Books by Catherine Rayner

Solomon and Mortimer
Solomon and Mortimer
Smelly Louie
Smelly Louie
Gobbolino the Witch's Cat
Gobbolino the Witch's Cat
Solomon Crocodile
Solomon Crocodile
Ernest
Ernest

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Doodle time with Smelly Louie

Doodle time with Smelly Louie

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?

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Colour in Solomon Crocodile

Colour in Solomon Crocodile

Poor Solomon Crocodile is looking a bit plain. Can you colour him in to brighten him up?

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