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Celebrating Arlo!

My sleepless lion Arlo is having a wonderful and VERY busy time! Recently he has been chosen as a finalist in the Kids Book Choice Awards in the US - this list is chosen by children and Arlo has been listed in the Best Picture Book category. A wonderful achievement!  Arlo is also shortlisted for the Book Trust Storytime Prize 2021 - you can read about this lovely prize and the other fantastic shortlisted titles here. He was also listed in the Book Trust 'Great Books Guide 2021' -a brilliant source of inspiration for young readers - have a look at the list here. In addition he has been long listed for the UKLA Book Awards 2022! As if that wasn't enough, here at home in Scotland he has been shortlisted for The Scottish Book Trust Bookbug Picture Book Prize 2022!! I am so pleased that he is being enjoyed so widely..and I do hope that he is encouraging some better sleep among any sleepless little ones out there! 

If you'd like to discover Arlo for yourself, you can shop here.

Arlo the Lion lying down

As there is so much to celebrate with Arlo, I thought I'd release this little video I made recently with my partner charity Read for Good showing how I draw and paint this lovely lion. Maybe you'd like to have a go with me? If you do, please send me a picture!!

Catherine Rayner Shows how to draw Arlo the Lion Who Couldn't Sleep from Read for Good on Vimeo



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