The smelliest dog you'll ever meet!
Catherine Rayner studied illustration at Edinburgh College of Art. She fell in love with the city and still lives there with a small menagerie of creatures including Shannon the horse, Ena the cat and a goldfish called Sheila, all of whom inspire her work. In 2006 Catherine won the Best New Illustrator Award at the Booktrust Early Years Awards for AUGUSTUS AND HIS SMILE and in 2009 was awarded the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal. Smelly Louie is Catherine's third book for Macmillan, following the critically acclaimed Solomon Crocodile and Ernest.
A series of swirling, impressionistic full page water colour
illustrations * Independent *
Rayner turns out to have a nose for good, clean (or, in this case, filthy) fun. * Guardian Online *
Smelly Louie and his wonderfully whiffy adventures are full of Rayner's addictive humour and amazingly textured artwork. * Lancashire Evening Post *
Catherine Rayner is a talented illustrator with two new gorgeous picture books: Abigail and Smelly Louie, a dog who does not love having a bath! * Sunday Express *