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Hello, Horse

By Vivian French
Illustrated by Catherine Rayner

A beautifully produced Nature Storybook about horses, with words by Vivian French and pictures from Catherine Rayner.

From much-loved author Vivian French and award-winning illustrator Catherine Rayner comes a charming new Nature Storybook about horses. Hello, Horse gently introduces young children to Shannon, a friendly bay mare, and offers encouragement to those unfamiliar with or a little nervous of these large, beautiful creatures. The subtext is packed with practical tips, such as the right way to offer a carrot, and also covers their behaviour – horses' need for company, for example. Tender words and art combine to create a warm and witty introduction to horses ... from the safety of the page!

  • A new addition to the Nature Storybook series, focusing on an enormously popular animal.
  • Catherine Rayner is winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal and Booktrust's Best New Illustrator Award; she was also the Edinburgh Book Festival's inaugural illustrator in residence.
  • The family in the story is based on Catherine Rayner's family, and Shannon is the name of her real-life horse.

About the author

Vivian French is a highly acclaimed children's author who has written more than 250 books during the course of her career, including Caterpillar, Butterfly, The Tales from the Five Kingdoms series and Yucky Worms. Her recent work includes the critically acclaimed picture book The Most Wonderful Thing in the World and junior fiction The Adventures of Alfie Onion, The Cherry Pie Princess and The Witches' Midnight Feast. Vivian teaches on the illustration course at Edinburgh School of Art, and helped to found the mentoring scheme Picture Hooks for aspiring young illustrators. She lives in Edinburgh. Follow Viv on Twitter under the handle @fivekingdoms, or visit her at her website: www.vivianfrench.com. Catherine Rayner is an author and illustrator of children's picture books. She studied Illustration at Edinburgh College of Art where, for her final degree show, she created what would go on to be her debut picture book. She is winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal and Booktrust's Best New Illustrator Award, and, in 2010, was the inaugural illustrator in residence at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. As well as producing award-winning picture books, Catherine also exhibits her artwork in galleries all over the world and illustrates her own range of greeting cards. Follow her on Twitter under the handle @catherinerayner, or visit her at her website: www.catherinerayner.co.uk.

ISBN: 9781406349948
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: July 1, 2018
Dimensions: 245 x 270mm, 40pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $27.99
New Zealand RRP: $29.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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