I am SO excited to share this amazing news with you and am beyond delighted to be in the shortlist for this hugely prestigious and very special award, alongside some truly brilliant books! Thank you so much to all of you who have bought Arlo and read him to your little ones or given it as a gift. I feel honoured that my shaggy and kind lion has already found a place on so many of your bookshelves. He does seem to be particularly well received by sleep-deprived parents! To celebrate I have made a 10 step guide to drawing Arlo
! My drawing guides are always really popular and I LOVE to see your creations. Please do share your Arlo drawings on social media with the hashtag #catherineraynerinsprired or email me on email@example.com.
(These guides are not just for children - lots of adults have been doing them too so please have a go!)