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Catherine Rayner

  • 5 stars across 16 books
    Catherine Rayner's first book, Augustus and His Smile, was nominated for the V&A Illustration Award, and the Greenaway, and won the Bookstart Best New Illustrator Award. She was also named as one of the ten best new illustrators in Booktrust's Big Picture Campaign. Catherine has illustrated the utterly delightful kitten book Posy (written by the award-winning Linda Newbery) for Orchard Books. She also exhibits her work at art galleries where her screen prints are very much in demand. Catherine lives in Edinburgh.
    1st March 2012

    Solomon Crocodile

    Poor Solomon is looking for some fun but no one wants to play. The dragonflies tell him to buzz off, the storks get in... More

    (18 reviews)
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    5th May 2016

    Augustus and His Smile: 10th Anniversary Edition

    Augustus the tiger is sad. He has lost his smile. So he does a HUGE tigery stretch and sets off to find it. As he climbs... More

    (15 reviews)
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    2nd July 2015

    Smelly Louie

    Louie the dog has just had a bath - and he is NOT happy about it. He smells all wrong. Determined to get his Special S... More

    (11 reviews)
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    7th July 2014

    Abigail

    Abigail loves to count. It is her very favourite thing. But when she tries counting Zebra's stripes and Cheetah's spots,... More

    (5 reviews)
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    20th August 2020

    Arlo The Lion Who Couldn't Sleep

    Arlo The Lion Who Couldn't Sleep is a beautifully illustrated story with a gentle mindfulness message from Kate Gr... More

    (5 reviews)
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    30th October 2014

    Norris the Bear Who Shared

    Norris loves plorringes! When he spots one ripening in the afternoon sun, he sits back and patiently waits for the fru... More

    (4 reviews)
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    9th February 2016

    Solomon and Mortimer

    Solomon Crocodile and his friend Mortimer are bored. They want to find some fun, but what can they do? Tree-climbing i... More

    (4 reviews)
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    4th June 2010

    Ernest

    Ernest is a rather large moose with a rather large problem. He is so big he can't fit inside his book! What is a moose t... More

    (3 reviews)
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    6th April 2017

    One Happy Tiger

    "Catherine Rayner has the marvellous gift for capturing the souls of animals in a few, rich washes of colour." - The Dai... More

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    5th September 2011

    Iris and Isaac

    Iris and Issac are NOT FRIENDS. Off they stomp, in a big huff, as far away from each other as possible. And as they stom... More

    (2 reviews)
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