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Catherine Rayner

  • 5 stars across 31 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

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    1st June 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

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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

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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 spot... More

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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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    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

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    1st February 2010

    Sylvia and Bird

    Sylvia is the only dragon in the whole world, and she is very lonely - until one day, she meets Bird. Tiny and chirpy, s... More

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    1st 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

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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

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    • One Happy Tiger

      One Happy Tiger

      A really beautiful book with nice thick pages for little children. It has some brilliant descriptive language that would be brilliant to help children...

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      Solomon and Mortimer

      by rowena

      My daughter who is 2 1/2 chose this from the library and she loved the story of the 2 crocodiles looking for some fun and meeting the other animals al...

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      Catherine’s illustrations/paintings are divinely simple but so effectively accompany the story. 

      The use of colour is, as always just wonderful. Lo...