Catherine Rayner

Ideal for preschoolers and KS1, listen and watch as Catherine reads Arlo The Lion Who Couldn’t Sleep
Watch Catherine’s top tips for sharing books and stories with young children
Ideal for KS3/4 budding artists, draw Arlo following Catherine’s step-by-step guide

Multi- award-winning author and illustrator Catherine Rayner has written over 20 books for children and illustrated many more for other well-known authors including Julia Donaldson and Michael Morpurgo. Her books have been adapted for musicals, television and theatre.

Originally from Yorkshire, Catherine studied Illustration at Edinburgh College of Art.  She fell in love with the city and still lives there with her husband, two young sons, and a small menagerie of animals, including the latest addition – a sausage dog called Otto. Catherine loves animals and is inspired by the creatures which surround her.

Visit Catherine’s wonderful website here, learn how to draw Arlo with Catherine’s step-by-step illustration film here and watch and listen to Catherine read her book Augustus and his Smile here

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