Children are a great source of inspiration.
Take my niece Emily, for example - she loves watering the garden with her green elephant watering can.
Here's the front cover of a book I wrote for her last Christmas - it's about the creatures she comes across whilst watering her Mum and Dad's plants and vegetables. My friend Tom Oswald illustrated the book, capturing cheeky Emily perfectly.
I now have a nephew, Brandon. He's a superhero in the making.
I wonder what writing will be inspired by him :-)