A First Book of the Sea

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Date(s) - 31/08/2018
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Number Seven Dulverton


Book signing with the award-winning author and illustrator team Nicola Davies and Emily Sutton

Join us to celebrate the latest collaboration from this award-winning team…

Nicola Davies is returning to Number Seven this summer to celebrate the publication of A First Book of the Sea, which will be the third title in this popular series, following on from A First Book of Animals and A First book of Nature. We are delighted that joining her on the day will be illustrator Emily Sutton. The pair have worked together previously producing the colour filled Lots and Tiny – both award winning titles.

A First Book of the Sea is a spellbinding collection of poems about the oceans of the world and their shores. With this book, children can swim alongside dolphins and flying fish, pore over rock pools and sail from pole to pole and back, learning about everything from phosphorescence and plankton to manta rays and puffins – all in the comfort of their bedroom. Emily Sutton’s exquisite watercolours capture the breathless excitement of a child’s first glimpse of the sea, the majesty of ancient trading ships and the sheer, staggering wonder of the humpback whale.

Throughout the morning visitors to Number Seven will be able to talk with Nicola and Emily, discover what inspires them both and hear about future projects. Nicola has a wonderful in-depth knowledge of the natural world which she just loves to share. Emily is known for her distinctive, detailed pencil drawings and studied illustration at Edinburgh School of Art. A love of folk art and admiration for 20th century illustrators such as Edward Bawden and Eric Ravilious echo in her work. She was thrilled to be invited to join Nicola at Number Seven, proclaiming that it gave her a valid reason to visit Exmoor and sketch the ponies!

A selection of their titles will be available to purchase throughout the day and of course Nicola and Emily will gladly sign them for you. If you are unable to make it in person we can always arrange delivery, simply contact Number Seven with your desired personalised dedication.


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