Boom! Boom! Boom!

Boom! Boom! Boom!

By Jamie A. Swenson; David Walker (Illustrator)

Farrar Straus Giroux, Hardcover, 9780374308681, 32pp.

Publication Date: May 28, 2013


One rainy night, in the midst of a storm,
A brave little boy is cozy and warm.
He's all snuggled up, safe in his room
When ""ARROOO"" howls dog, "is there room?"
Of course there's room and all is well
Until . . .
What happens when too many friends start to squish in?
That's when the fun is sure to begin

Even the youngest of readers are invited to count along as each of the family pets seeks refuge from the thunder and lightning in this lively and adorable picture book about bedtime, fears, and friendship.

About the Author
Jamie A. Swenson received an M.F.A. in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Hamline University. She works as an associate librarian and early literacy storyteller. Jamie lives in Wisconsin with her family.

David A. Walker is a Professor of Educational Research, Technology, and Assessment at Northern Illinois University (NIU). He holds a bachelor's degree from St. Olaf College and masters and doctoral degrees from Iowa State University of Science and Technology (ISU). Prior to NIU, he served on the faculty at Florida Atlantic University and was a post-doctorate researcher at ISU's Research Institute for Studies in Education. Dr. Walker has an extensive research record with 74 refereed publications, 12 monographs and technical reports, 111 refereed conference presentations, 22 invited presentations, and 142 statistical computer program creations. A majority of these scholarly works pertain to the themes of statistical methodology and/or research methods in areas such as effect sizes, reliability measures, and the general linear model. He has been involved in numerous federal and state-based grants, with over 7 million funded, as an evaluator in projects affiliated with teacher education. Dr. Walker has taught courses in research methods, assessment, testing, measurement, and statistics and has expertise in quantitative methods of research.

Praise For Boom! Boom! Boom!

"A good . . . good-night picture book." -- Kirkus Reviews 

"Told in rhyme and including thunderous sound effects, this would be a reassuring bedtime story on a dark and stormy night." -- Booklist