click upper right corner of images to enlarge   BOOM!  -written by  Mary Lyn Ray  & illustrated by  Steven Salerno  published by Hyperion Books/Disney, 2013.    "Illustrator Salerno creates a breezy, retro feel reminiscent of classic Curious George illustrations. Broad brush strokes and scratchy textures in a subdued palette convey energy and emotion as the storm approaches."  -Kirkus Reviews   Rosie is a small dog, but brave. Well, except when it comes to thunder and lightning... The first rumble and clap of thunder sends her cowering behind the furniture.
       
     
  above:  a cropped view of the cover for  BOOM!    left:  preliminary character studies developing the look of the main character, Rosie.
       
     
  above:  preliminary  SKETCH : little dog Rosie and her owner racing home together.
       
     
  above:  the corresponding completed illustration, which is the opening scene of the story.
       
     
  above:  Rosie is  not  afraid of having a soapy bath.... but thunder storms completely unnerve him! 
       
     
  above:  close up detail of Rosie sleeping peacefully at night... until the storm suddenly arrives.
       
     
  above:  cropped view of a page from the printed book... Rosie cowers under the coffee table at the first rumble of thunder.
       
     
  above:  cropped view of the title page of  BOOM!  -Rosie looking anxiously out of the window at the darkening sky.
       
     
  above:  end papers pattern for  BOOM!
       
     
 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   BOOM!  -written by  Mary Lyn Ray  & illustrated by  Steven Salerno  published by Hyperion Books/Disney, 2013.    "Illustrator Salerno creates a breezy, retro feel reminiscent of classic Curious George illustrations. Broad brush strokes and scratchy textures in a subdued palette convey energy and emotion as the storm approaches."  -Kirkus Reviews   Rosie is a small dog, but brave. Well, except when it comes to thunder and lightning... The first rumble and clap of thunder sends her cowering behind the furniture.
       
     

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BOOM! -written by Mary Lyn Ray & illustrated by Steven Salerno published by Hyperion Books/Disney, 2013.

"Illustrator Salerno creates a breezy, retro feel reminiscent of classic Curious George illustrations. Broad brush strokes and scratchy textures in a subdued palette convey energy and emotion as the storm approaches." -Kirkus Reviews

Rosie is a small dog, but brave. Well, except when it comes to thunder and lightning... The first rumble and clap of thunder sends her cowering behind the furniture.

  above:  a cropped view of the cover for  BOOM!    left:  preliminary character studies developing the look of the main character, Rosie.
       
     

above: a cropped view of the cover for BOOM!

left: preliminary character studies developing the look of the main character, Rosie.

  above:  preliminary  SKETCH : little dog Rosie and her owner racing home together.
       
     

above: preliminary SKETCH: little dog Rosie and her owner racing home together.

  above:  the corresponding completed illustration, which is the opening scene of the story.
       
     

above: the corresponding completed illustration, which is the opening scene of the story.

  above:  Rosie is  not  afraid of having a soapy bath.... but thunder storms completely unnerve him! 
       
     

above: Rosie is not afraid of having a soapy bath.... but thunder storms completely unnerve him! 

  above:  close up detail of Rosie sleeping peacefully at night... until the storm suddenly arrives.
       
     

above: close up detail of Rosie sleeping peacefully at night... until the storm suddenly arrives.

  above:  cropped view of a page from the printed book... Rosie cowers under the coffee table at the first rumble of thunder.
       
     

above: cropped view of a page from the printed book... Rosie cowers under the coffee table at the first rumble of thunder.

  above:  cropped view of the title page of  BOOM!  -Rosie looking anxiously out of the window at the darkening sky.
       
     

above: cropped view of the title page of BOOM! -Rosie looking anxiously out of the window at the darkening sky.

  above:  end papers pattern for  BOOM!
       
     

above: end papers pattern for BOOM!