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Hello, Horse

By Vivian French
Illustrated by Catherine Rayner

A beautifully produced Nature Storybook about horses by Vivian French with pictures by Kate Greenaway medallist 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 chestnut mare, and offers encouragement to children 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 an apple, and also covers their behaviour – horses' need for company, for example – and life cycle. 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, featuring Catherine Rayner's real-life horse Shannon.
  • Catherine Rayner is winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal and Booktrust's Best New Illustrator Award. She has a loyal following and a big presence on social media. This is her first book for Walker!
  • In 2016, Viv was awarded an MBE for services to literature, literacy, illustration and the arts. In 2018, she received Scottish BookTrust's Oustanding Achievement Award.

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. 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 Tom & Tallulah and the Witches' Feast. Vivian 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 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: 9781406382976
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: July 1, 2019
Dimensions: 230 x 250mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 01/07/19 at 01:15:00
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