THROWBACK THURSDAY: REMORAS APPEAR

Remoras Appear, by Elizabeth B Martin

Remoras Appear, by Elizabeth B Martin

These drawings were supposed to be part of a series (one must think big!) of an intrepid team saving the oceans.

Last week’s TBT showed the team starting out on their mission in their Super Sonic Sunny Sub to save a baby orca who has lost its mother. Quite soon, a huge shape overshadows the Super Sonic Sunny Sub. Ernest is the only one who realizes it is a basking shark. They are the second largest in the world. It is covered with remoras.

Basking Shark with Remoras, by Elizabeth B Martin

Basking Shark with Remoras, by Elizabeth B Martin

By this time in the story, I thought I might try speech bubbles and tear out pages from Ernest’s diary. Have the book sort of look like The Magic School Bus series. At the time I didn’t realize I was drawing think bubbles!

Are they about to be attacked by the shark? If you want to find out, you will have to check out my TBT this following Thursday. You can also go back to my site and see the first six TBTs showing this book.

  

THE SUPER SONIC SUNNY SUB SHAPED AFTER THE MOLA-MOLA

The Super Sonic Sunny Sub, by Elizabeth B Martin

The Super Sonic Sunny Sub, by Elizabeth B Martin

Many of the books I have written have to do with the oceans. The oceans cover three quarters of the earth and are in danger. Considering we get our oxygen from the oceans, this isn’t promising for our future.

I would love to have succeeded in writing a series of children’s book adventures in the ocean. It is important that we trigger children’s imagination and interest. They are the scientists of the future.

So far, I have had lots of fun trying, but nothing has been quite right. Writing children’s books is not for the faint of heart!

The Mola-Mola, or Sunfish

The Mola-Mola, or Sunfish

I am fascinated by the Mola-Mola, so in one of my efforts I incorporated its shape into the design of my Super Sonic Sunny Sub. This fish is a remarkable animal. When it hatches, a Mola-Mola is the size of a pinhead but will grow to be the heaviest bony fish in the ocean. This amazing fish is fascinating and definitely quite endangered. I thought it should get some attention.

I find the Mola-Mola has a friendly round shape perfect for a Super Sonic Sunny Sub for young children. See what you think and please check out some of my other water adventures in my gallery.

THROWBACK THURSDAY: GETTING READY FOR THE MISSION

Getting To Know The Team, Illustration by Elizabeth B Martin

Getting To Know The Team, Illustration by Elizabeth B Martin

These drawings were supposed to be part of a series (one must think big!) of an intrepid team going on adventures and saving the oceans.

Last week’s episode showed how Woof was awakened by a glowing Sunny, who then followed a map, went down a drain, and ended on a Super Sonic Sunny Sub. Not your run of the mill day, so Woof is a little shaken while meeting the crew.

Captain Frank the puffin is explaining the mission. Ziggy the engineer cat is working out the details and Ernest the gecko is making a new entry into his diary. They have to rescue a baby orca whale that has lost its mother. Before the mission starts, Ziggy, of course, takes a quick catnap. Finally they plug in Sunny and off they go.

Illustration by Elizabeth B Martin

Illustration by Elizabeth B Martin

If you want to find out what happens next, you will have to check out my TBT this following Thursday. You can go back and see the first three TBTs showing the start of this book.

THROWBACK THURSDAY: WOOF FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS

Woof, Illustration by Elizabeth B Martin

Woof, Illustration by Elizabeth B Martin

These drawings were supposed to be part of a series (one must think big!) of an intrepid team going on adventures and saving the oceans.

Last week’s TBT showed how Woof finds Sunny the toy sunfish. After cleaning it up, he goes to bed with his new toy. Woof then wakes up to find Sunny glowing and sees a map. He springs out of bed and starts following the directions. They lead him to a drain and Woof jumps in. He and Sunny find themselves whisked into blueness and entering a wild space-time portal that transports them directly into the world ocean and onto the Super Sonic Sunny Sub. This is all a bit much for Woof and he is not sure he likes the look of the crew.

Woof Arriving On Submarine, Illustration by Elizabeth B Martin

Woof Arriving On Submarine, Illustration by Elizabeth B Martin

If you want to find out what happens next, you will have to see my TBT next Thursday. You can also check out the first two TBTs of this story here.

THROWBACK THURSDAY: WOOF FINDING SUNNY

Woof Finding Sunny, Illustration by Elizabeth B Martin

Woof Finding Sunny, Illustration by Elizabeth B Martin

These drawings were supposed to be the beginning to a series (one must think big!) of an intrepid team going on adventures and saving the oceans.

Woof is the team member who lives in San Francisco. The rest live on the Super Sonic Sunny Sub. The book starts with Woof finding a toy sunfish on the beach. He cleans it up and cuddles with it in bed. This toy is called Sunny and of course is no ordinary toy. When there is danger in the ocean, it glows and sends out signals. Woof, then guided by Sunny, finds his way to the Super Sonic Sunny Sub and is good to go on the mission.

Woof Being Summoned, Illustration by Elizabeth B Martin

Woof Being Summoned, Illustration by Elizabeth B Martin

If you want to see how he finds his way to the Super Sonic Sunny Sub, you will have to see my TBT this coming Thursday. You can also go to my site and see the first TBT of this story.