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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 and Ena the cat, all of whom inspire her work. In 2006 Catherine won the Best New Illustrator Award at the Booktrust Early Years Awards and in 2009 was awarded the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal. Catherine's books for Macmillan include the critically acclaimed ERNEST and SOLOMON CROCODILE -- both of which were shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal -- and SMELLY LOUIE.