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: 3.96 · 3,975 ratings · 628 reviews · 14 distinct works · Similar authors
Ernest, the Moose Who Doesn...

4.07 avg rating — 1,753 ratings — published 2009 — 4 editions
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The Bear Who Shared

3.85 avg rating — 437 ratings — published 2010 — 5 editions
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Augustus and His Smile

4.13 avg rating — 314 ratings — published 2001 — 24 editions
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Solomon Crocodile

3.49 avg rating — 355 ratings — published 2011 — 5 editions
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Abigail

4.07 avg rating — 214 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
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Harris Finds His Feet

3.82 avg rating — 156 ratings — published 2008 — 4 editions
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Sylvia and Bird

4.04 avg rating — 128 ratings — published 2009 — 3 editions
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Smelly Louie

4.11 avg rating — 63 ratings — published 2014 — 4 editions
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Iris and Isaac

3.65 avg rating — 43 ratings — published 2010 — 2 editions
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Solomon and Mortimer

3.62 avg rating — 13 ratings2 editions
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