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Blink's the one who cooks our meals,

Zinc can fix things made of steel!

Blip can keep our yard so green,

Zip, he simply loves to clean!

Imagine FOUR cool robots all living together in the same house!

In Hello Robots by Bob Staake, every 21st Century kids' fantasy comes to life when they meet Blink and Zinc, Blip and Zip, four colorfully cool robots who live, work and play together under the same roof.

If you've already read Hello Robots, then you've come to the right web site. We've got plenty of extra-fun stuff, cool behind the scenes information, and lots of surprises for you!

But if you haven't read Hello Robots, then now's your chance to learn more about these four fun robots -- and buy the book!


"(Hello Robots is) a charming rhyme ... chock-full of funny visual details with a thumping rhythm that make this an excellent read-aloud."

- Kirkus Reviews



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Get a Behind The Scenes Look at the Making of Hello Robots!

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If you think the Hello Robots look like they're having fun in the scene above, just wait until you check out the cool games and activities that they've created especially for you! You can even build your OWN 3-D models of Blink, Zinc, Blip and Zip! Visit our Fun + Games area now!
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Hello, Robots
by Bob Staake
Published Fall 2004 by Viking Children's Books
32 Pages 10"x10"
Full Color
ISBN 0670059056
BUY it Now
"A high-energy picture book goes a long way on a little plot, thanks to a clean graphic style, a staccato rhyming text, and a surefire kid-pleaser of a subject. Young robot fans will thrill to this simple tale, and the strong rhythm of the text makes it an ideal candidate for storytimes".
- School Library Journal
"Fascinating computer-enhanced artwork that features crisp geometric shapes and Technicolor hues -- thoughtfully designed, right down to the diamond-encrusted endpapers."
- Booklist
"A charming rhyme ... chock-full of funny visual details with a thumping rhythm that make this an excellent read-aloud."
- Kirkus Reviews
"Bob Staake's bold, graphic art style is perfectly suited to the futuristic subjects of his clever, humorous story."
- Amazon.com
"Bob Staake's modern, crisp illustrations ... practically jump off the page."
- Publisher's Weekly
"Staake's illustrations (are) a stylistic collision of Russian constructivism and pop art that explode with energy playing off of basic geometric shapes and angles and swimming in saturated colors."
- Publishers Weekly
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Congratulations to Hello Robots -- a 2004 nominee for the Society of Illustrators prestigious 'Original Art Show', celebrating the fine art of children's book illustration!.
PLAY in our Fun + Games area!
The Hello Robots have created some extra-special puzzles, activities and interactive goodies for you! Check them out by clicking here
LEARN how Hello Robots was created as a children's book!
From the writing of the story to the sketching of the pages, from the creation of color artwork to the printing of the pages, the process of creating a picture book is complex. Go behind the scenes of Hello Robots to see how the book came to be! Click here
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BUILD your OWN Hello Robot!
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