Book Signings
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Bookstores and Institutions:

Author/illustrator Bob Staake has always supported booksellers, both independently- owned and corporate, and schedule- permitting, he will be more than happy to attend a book signing at your location.

To schedule a book signing with Bob, please contact him via this page


Speaking Engagements, Talks and Slide Show Presentations:

To arrange to have the author/illustrator speak before your group, please visit this page

Get your book signed by the author/illustrator!

No matter if you bought your copy of Hello Robots on this web site or somewhere else, Bob Staake will be more than happy to sign your copy.

In fact, Bob never just signs a book, he also adds a special, original drawing to make YOUR copy all the more special!

A hand-signed book with an original doodle makes an extra-special gift, or the perfect addition to any library.


Here's how to get your copy of Hello Robots signed:

1: BUY the book (on or from your favoite bookstore).

2: Send it to the author with a SASE (self-addressed stamped envelope for return)

3: Include a note telling us the name of the person to whom you want it signed

4: Mail to:

Bob Staake
Hello Robots
274 Main Street
Chatham, Massachusetts 02633

5: Bob will sign and add an original drawing to the book and send it back to you using the SASE

Please allow 2-3 weeks for return delivery


Inspire kids about literature, art and self-expression through the Hello Robots public display/installation

+ Learn more about author/illustrator Bob Staake

+ Learn more about Bob Staake book signings

+ Hey, Librarians, Curators + Arts Organizations!

A visual, travelling installation on the creation of Hello Robots is available for your institution or group.

This unique, public display/installation includes original sketches, step-by-step computer-generated illustrations, and behind-the-scenes explanatory text describing the literary, artistic and editorial process of creating a children's picture book.

It's an uncommon look into one picture book that's sure to inspire children, and engage adults as well.

To schedule this public display, please contact us via email.


Related Pages:

+ Order other Bob Staake books. click here

+ Learn more about Bob Staake. click here

+ See how Hello Robots was created. click here

+ Book Reviewers amd Media Sources. click here

+ Download a hi-res illustration sample for reprint/web. click here

+ Link to with these web-ready buttons. click here

+ Request info on subsidiary rights and licensing for Hello Robots. click here

+ Schedule a talk/presentation by the author/illustrator. click here

Untitled Document

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."
"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
+ Order other books by Bob Staake
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
QUIZ Time!
So, you think you really know the Hello Robots? Then test your robo-knowledge and take our ten question quiz! Click here
ORDER cool Hello Robots stuff!
From t-shirts and mugs, wall clocks to lunch boxes, there's a Hello Robots promotional item that's perfect for you! See all the items now
BUILD your OWN Hello Robot!
If you've got a color printer and a pair of scissors, you'll have a blast creating your OWN 3-D Hello Robots! Start building a Hello Robot now!

Untitled Document is Copyright © 2004 by Bob Staake - All Rights Reserved. Hello Robots is Published by Viking Children's Books of New York, New York. The artwork displayed on this web site is Copyright © 2004 by Bob Staake and may not be used, copied, distributed, downloaded or exploited in any way whatsoever without the expressed, written consent of the copyright holder. To license Hello Robots and and/or imagery, please visit our contact page. In some cases, relies on second party providers for some of our interactive content. may therefore remotely link to these second party sites, but is in no way responsible for the content, advertisements or elements found within these sites. If at any point you find objectionable content on any of these second party sites, please notify us and we will immediately remove all links into that specific secondary site.