Faclan Òga: Catherine Rayner

Recorded Author talks for Primary Schools

Catherine Rayner: Arlo The Lion Who Couldn’t Sleep

Suitable for: P1 – P3 English

Arlo the lion is exhausted. He just can’t drop off, no matter what he tries. It’s either too hot, or too cold; too loud or too quiet. But then he meets Owl. She can sleep through the day, which isn’t easy when most other animals are awake! Will Arlo ever get any rest? Perhaps his new friend has some special tricks she can teach him …

Author and Illustrator Catherine Rayner will talk about this delightful book which is shortlisted for the SBT Bookbug Picture Book Prize 2022. She will also introduce some of her other wonderful animal characters and set some creative challenges for the class.

View the story read in Gaelic :


 Faclan Òga is supported by Scottish Book Trust Live Literature