Catherine Rayner





Catherine Rayner

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Award winning author and illustrator Catherine Rayner studied Illustration at Edinburgh College of art. She fell in love with the city and still lives there with her husband, young son and a handful of creatures: Shannon the horse, Ena the grey cat and a goldfish called Richard.

She finds huge inspiration in her pets and often uses them as models, frequently asking Ena to pose so that she can study her posture and movement. Then she translates sketches of Ena into characters such as dragons and hares, not to mention moose and bears! But it was creatures of a wilder kind that inspired her first picture book, Augustus and His Smile - Catherine spent hours and hours watching and sketching tigers (in freezing temperatures) at Edinburgh Zoo.

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Average rating: 3.95 · 2,174 ratings · 441 reviews · 10 distinct works · Similar authors
Ernest, the Moose Who Doesn...
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The Bear Who Shared
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Augustus And His Smile
4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 167 ratings — published 2001 — 19 editions
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Solomon Crocodile
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Harris Finds His Feet
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Abigail
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Sylvia and Bird
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Iris and Isaac
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