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.  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.    "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
       
     
 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  a detailed cropped view of the cover for  BOOM!     see Steven’s complete list of published picture books to date
       
     
 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.  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.    "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
       
     

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.

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.

"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

 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  a detailed cropped view of the cover for  BOOM!     see Steven’s complete list of published picture books to date
       
     

click upper right corner of images to enlarge

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

see Steven’s complete list of published picture books to date

 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.