Go to the seaside with Nicola Davies and get inspired to write and draw
Published on: 24 September 2018
Author Nicola Davies, who is our Writer in Residence, takes us to her home in Wales and beyond, with a series of photos that show just how much nature inspires her...
Nicola has been a zoologist AND a former Wildlife presenter, so it's fair to say that the outdoors and nature have inspired many of her children's books. In fact, she recently wrote a picture book called A First Book of the Sea, all about the wonders of the shoreline.
Follow Nicola around some of her favourite seascapes, and see if the photos help you and your child come up with stories of your own.
Newgale beach in Pembrokeshire – the beach I go to most often
Everything on the beach has a story, and rocks have the oldest stories of all
Stories leave their imprints on the beach – an otter walked behind me when I wasn't looking, on a beach in the Hebrides
Waves deliver all sorts of things to the beach, like this beautiful jellyfish
Boats, especially ones with sails, are full of magic and the potential for adventures
Limpets, barnacles and mussels have lives pulled by the moon – because the moon controls the tide!
Seals haul out to dry in the sun at low tide. Imagine what lives they lead under the sea
My sketchbook goes to the sea with me. Pictures help me remember places and help ideas to pop into my brain