A beautifully produced Nature Storybook about horses by Vivian French with pictures by Kate Greenaway medallist Catherine Rayner.
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
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!
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.
About the Illustrator
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.
"Tender words and touching art combine to create a warm and witty introduction to horses - all from the safety of the page!" - Nursery World
"Facts about horses are sprinkled throughout to satisfy inquisitive readers." - ParentTalk
"a joy for any small girl or boy." - Newbury Weekly News