Catherine Rayner - Illustrator

About the Illustrator

Catherine Rayner was born in Harrogate and now lives in Edinburgh. She has a BA Hons in Visual Communication and Illustration from Leeds College of Art and Edinburgh College of Art. Much of her inspiration – and occasionally modelling! – for her illustration comes from her pets: her horse Shannon, guinea pig Marvin, dog Ellie, cat Emma and two goldfish, Bruce and Sheila. Catherine was shortlisted for the Booktrust Early Years Award Best New Illustrator in 2006, and she won the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal in 2009.

 

Julia Eccleshare, the editorial expert on Lovereading4kids says, Prize winning illustrator Catherine Rayner has created stunning picture books introducing delightful characters including Harris, a hare with exceptionally large feet and Ernest, a moose who is determined to get himself into a book – no mean feat when you are too big to fit in the pages. Gorgeous, warmly coloured large scale pictures lie at the heart of Catherine’s work.


Author photo copyright Caroline Heffernan

Featured books by Catherine Rayner

Smelly Louie

Smelly Louie

3+ readers

Author: Catherine Rayner Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/07/2015

Louie the dog has just had a bath - and he is NOT happy about it. He smells all wrong. Determined to get his Special Smell back, he goes on a hunt for it and meets lots of smelly things along the way - a fox, some interesting dustbins and a marvellously muddy puddle to roll in. Will he succeed in getting his smell back? And, more importantly, will he be able to keep it this time ...?

Smelly Louie

Smelly Louie

3+ readers 5+ readers

Author: Catherine Rayner Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/07/2014

Shortlisted for the 2015 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal  Louie the dog has just had a bath - and he is NOT happy about it. He smells all wrong. Determined to get his Special Smell back, he goes on a hunt for it and meets lots of smelly things along the way - a fox, some interesting dustbins and a marvellously muddy puddle to roll in. Will he succeed in getting his smell back? And, more importantly, will he be able to keep it this time ...?

Other books by Catherine Rayner

Hello, Horse

Hello, Horse

Author: Vivian French Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/06/2018

A beautifully produced Nature Storybook about horses, with words by Vivian French and pictures from Catherine Rayner. From much-loved author Vivian French and award-winning illustrator Catherine Rayner comes a charming new Nature Storybook about horses. Hello, Horse gently introduces young children to Shannon, a friendly bay mare, and offers encouragement to those unfamiliar with or a little nervous of these large, beautiful creatures. The subtext is packed with practical tips, such as the right way to offer a carrot, and also covers their behaviour - horses' need for company, for example. Tender words and art combine to create a warm and witty introduction to horses ... from the safety of the page!

Solamh an Crogall

Solamh an Crogall

Author: Catherine Rayner Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/04/2013

Augustus and His Smile in Arabic and English

Augustus and His Smile in Arabic and English

Author: Catherine Rayner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/01/2011

Augustus and His Smile Panjabi/English

Augustus and His Smile Panjabi/English

Author: Catherine Rayner Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/01/2011

Augustus and His Smile Polish/English

Augustus and His Smile Polish/English

Author: Catherine Rayner Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/01/2011

Augustus and His Smile in Romanian and English

Augustus and His Smile in Romanian and English

Author: Catherine Raynor Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/01/2011

Augustus and His Smile in French and English

Augustus and His Smile in French and English

Author: Catherine Rayner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/01/2011

Augustus and His Smile in Farsi and English

Augustus and His Smile in Farsi and English

Author: Catherine Rayner Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/01/2011

Augustus and His Smile in Slovakian and English

Augustus and His Smile in Slovakian and English

Author: Catherine Rayner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/04/2008

Augustus and his smile

Augustus and his smile

Author: Catherine Rayner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2008

Augustus and his Smile (English/Russian)

Augustus and his Smile (English/Russian)

Author: Catherine Rayner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/03/2008

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