click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  the opening spread depicting little Rosie racing along with her owner on his bicycle.   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.
       
     
 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  a detailed cropped view of the cover for  BOOM!
       
     
 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  preliminary sketch studies developing the look of the main character, Rosie the little bulldog.
       
     
 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  Rosie is  not  afraid of having a soapy bath.... but thunder storms completely unnerve her! 
       
     
 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  close up detail of Rosie sleeping peacefully at night... until the storm suddenly arrives.
       
     
 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  detailed   cropped view of a page from the printed book... Rosie cowers under the coffee table at the first rumble of thunder.
       
     
 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  detailed   cropped view of the title page of  BOOM!  -Rosie looking anxiously out of the window at the darkening sky.
       
     
 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  end papers pattern for  BOOM!
       
     
 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  preliminary  SKETCH  of little dog Rosie and her owner racing home together.
       
     
 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  the opening spread depicting little Rosie racing along with her owner on his bicycle.   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.
       
     

click upper right corner of images to enlarge

above: the opening spread depicting little Rosie racing along with her owner on his bicycle.

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.

 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  a detailed cropped view of the cover for  BOOM!
       
     

click upper right corner of images to enlarge

above: a detailed cropped view of the cover for BOOM!

 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  preliminary sketch studies developing the look of the main character, Rosie the little bulldog.
       
     

click upper right corner of images to enlarge

above: preliminary sketch studies developing the look of the main character, Rosie the little bulldog.

 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  Rosie is  not  afraid of having a soapy bath.... but thunder storms completely unnerve her! 
       
     

click upper right corner of images to enlarge

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

 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  close up detail of Rosie sleeping peacefully at night... until the storm suddenly arrives.
       
     

click upper right corner of images to enlarge

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

 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  detailed   cropped view of a page from the printed book... Rosie cowers under the coffee table at the first rumble of thunder.
       
     

click upper right corner of images to enlarge

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

 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  detailed   cropped view of the title page of  BOOM!  -Rosie looking anxiously out of the window at the darkening sky.
       
     

click upper right corner of images to enlarge

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

 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  end papers pattern for  BOOM!
       
     

click upper right corner of images to enlarge

above: end papers pattern for BOOM!

 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  preliminary  SKETCH  of little dog Rosie and her owner racing home together.
       
     

click upper right corner of images to enlarge

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