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Baby modelling Olive Owl baby grow and wrap blanket by Catherine Rayner

About Me

Award willing illustrator bringing wonderful characters into everyday life.

I am an artist and children's author/illustrator. I have now written over 20 books for children and illustrated many more for other well-known authors including Julia Donaldson and Michael Morpurgo.

I studied Illustration at Edinburgh College of Art and fell in love with the city so I still live there with my husband, two sons and a small menagerie of animals, including my latest addition - a sausage dog called Otto. I have always been fascinated by animals and am continuously inspired by the creatures surrounding me.

I developed my illustrated card range over the years from my most popular artworks and in 2021 I fulfilled a long held dream to design and produce a range of illustrated baby clothing, centred around storytelling. I love meeting little readers and as often as possible, I can be found visiting libraries, schools and book festivals to talk about children’s literature, and to encourage and inspire children to draw, read and write.

Catherine Rayner in her studioReverse design on Molly Hare Long sleeved topDexter Fox Print Babygrow
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Our Charity Partner

Helping all children to develop a love of reading for life

I have chosen to donate 10% of profits from the sale of all my babywear range and my Christmas card designs to a wonderful UK charity called 'Read for Good'. Read for Good's mission is to motivate children to read for fun because they know (and I know!) that loving reading changes lives.

Their team work tirelessly to provide the magic of books and stories to children in hospitals and schools across the UK. Funds raised help to provide a regular supply of beautiful, brand-new books and visits from professional storytellers for children in hospital. I have had the privilege of seeing one of their amazing storytellers in action at Edinburgh's Royal Hospital for Sick Children and it is undoubtedly a hugely valuable service for children, parents and NHS staff.

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Reviews

  • "I was absolutely delighted with the baby blanket I purchased. It was the perfect gift for a very special premature baby."
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    A Butler

  • "I sent a blanket to my god daughter on the birth of her first child and she said it was a totally gorgeous & unique gift."
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    L Peters

  • "The quality of the baby clothing is super. Beautifully packaged and with a lovely little illustrated storybook to boot. All very well done!"
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    J Bredius

  • "The baby clothes are absolutely gorgeous. I look forward to hearing of future new arrivals so I can place another order!"
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    L Gorman

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