Golden Books routinely releases the Disney movie storybooks, complete with reproductions of scenes from the movies but did you know they often also release (usually for a limited time) a completely different version? One that's often drawn/created by the current hot talents of character design and visual development for animation?
For "The Princess and the frog" that artist is the very talented CalArts graduate Lorelay Bove. (She also did the Toy Story picture book that came out on September 1st.) She's currently working at Disney in visual development.
She just got the first print copies of her work for golden book and kindly gave us a sneak peek on her blog. (Thanks to Cartoon Brew for the alert!)The book goes on sale (for the very affordable price of $3.99 - hooray!) on October 13th, 2009.
You can see larger views of the work above and a whole lot more of Lorelay's work on her blog HERE.