Catherine Rayner


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See also Catherine Rayner for works on the Bronte sisters

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
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Average rating: 3.98 · 5,754 ratings · 865 reviews · 24 distinct worksSimilar authors
Ernest, the Moose Who Doesn...

4.10 avg rating — 2,284 ratings — published 2009 — 6 editions
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The Bear Who Shared

3.88 avg rating — 612 ratings — published 2010 — 5 editions
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Augustus and His Smile

4.16 avg rating — 518 ratings — published 2001 — 35 editions
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Solomon Crocodile

3.57 avg rating — 486 ratings — published 2011 — 6 editions
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Abigail

4.02 avg rating — 377 ratings — published 2013 — 6 editions
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Harris Finds His Feet

3.83 avg rating — 231 ratings — published 2008 — 5 editions
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Sylvia and Bird

3.94 avg rating — 194 ratings — published 2009 — 5 editions
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Smelly Louie

4.02 avg rating — 124 ratings — published 2014 — 4 editions
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One Happy Tiger

4.01 avg rating — 73 ratings2 editions
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Iris and Isaac

3.82 avg rating — 78 ratings — published 2010 — 3 editions
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