Winning Year: 2009
Illustrator: Catherine Rayner
Title: Harris Finds His Feet

Original Publisher: Little Tiger Press
Current Publisher: Little tiger Press
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781845065898
In Print

Harris, a very small hare with very big feet goes out with his Grandad and finds out not only how to hop high into the sky, climb to the tops of the mountains and run very fast, but also about the importance of finding his own feet.


Award winning author and illustrator 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: Shannon the horse, Ena the grey cat, goldfish Sheila and a speckly black and tan guinea pig called Marvin.

She finds huge inspiration in her pets and often uses them as models, frequently asking Ena to pose so that she can study her posture and movement. Then she translates sketches of Ena into characters such as dragons and hares, not to mention moose and bears! But it was creatures of a wilder kind that inspired her first picture book, Augustus and His Smile ? Catherine spent hours and hours watching and sketching tigers at Edinburgh Zoo. Augustus and His Smile was shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal in 2007.