Saturday, June 5, 2010

9th June Catherine Rayner (1982)

I am very excited about this birthday. Catherine Rayner is very young and quite new to the children's book scene, with only six books so far, but each is a gem and she has already won the Kate Greenaway medal. She is 'a-not-to-be-missed' author/illustrator. You need to pore over all of her books marvelling at each picture. See how playful Posy looks, how special Augustus is, why Harris won the medal, how gentle Sylvia is, how Ernest struggles to fit on the page and how Norris and his friend share. You can see Catherine talk about Harris Finds His Feet on this video and see all of her books on her website.

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