Malvern illustrator draws up new children's book with RNLI - The Malvern Observer

Malvern illustrator draws up new children's book with RNLI

Malvern Editorial 4th Jul, 2024   0

AN AWARD-WINNING Malvern based illustrator has been working with the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) on a new children’s book.

The book, which can be personalised to put young readers at the centre of an exciting rescue story, has been beautifully illustrated by Hannah Lawson and written by the RNLI’s Content Editor Rory Stamp.

It is the second time the pair have collaborated on a children’s book for the RNLI. The previous title, The Big Christmas Rescue was read over 23,000 children and won Best Children’s Publication in the 2024 Cultural Enterprises Awards.

The new book, The Big Seaside Rescue is set somewhere very familiar – a sunny seaside holiday.

But when a very unusual holidaymaker in the form of Rudolph the Reindeer gets into danger in the sea whilst of their holidays, RNLI beach lifeguards head to the rescue with the help of a very special child.

The story is also accompanied by essential water safety information, teaching each young reader how best to stay safe at the beach this summer.

Hannah said: “It was wonderful to work with the RNLI again on this book, and especially enormous fun to imagine what Rudolph looks like when he’s on his summer holiday.

“But there’s an important water safety message too, and one I hope will be taken to heart by all the readers as they head off to the beach on their own holidays.

‘The RNLI has been saving lives at sea for two hundred years, and it was an honour to help bring their stories to life for the next generation of supporters – and, who knows, maybe future lifeguards as well.”

The illustrator was shortlisted for the Portsmouth Book Award in 2012 for her book The Lost Stars and has also written and illustrated two other books – The Cloud and The Red Boat.

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