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Catherine Rayner

Language: English
Genre: Animals, Art
Age group: 3-5, 6-8
Audience: Children

Catherine Rayner shares her picture book Arlo: The Lion Who Couldn't Sleep(this will open in a new window), a beautiful story about finding peace and calm. Catherine also gives us a sneak peek at her sketchbook, and shows you step by step how to draw Arlo the lion. Have your pencils and paper at the ready!

Our learning resource 10 things to do with any book(this will open in a new window) is full of ideas for activities you could do in classrooms after watching the broadcast.

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If you only do one thing

We know time is tight, so here is just one activity you could complete after watching the broadcast with Catherine Rayner.

Make your own mini book

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In the broadcast, Catherine showed us her dummy book full of mini illustrations of Arlo: The Lion Who Couldn't Sleep. Use our video on how to make a mini book(this will open in a new window) to make your own version – you could make your own story about Arlo, or create something entirely new!