What The Critics Are Saying About Bob Staake, Author and Illustrator of "The Red Lemon":

"Staake's illustrations (are) a stylistic collision of Russian constructivism and pop art, (and) explode with energy playing off of basic geometric shapes and angles and swimming in saturated colors."

-- Publishers Weekly

"Staake's (picture books) are notable for the sophistication of their graphic design. Simple enough to hold the attention of toddlers, these colorful, computer-enhanced images are also visually interesting enough to please preschoolers and parents as well."

-- American Library Association

"Bob Staake's modern, crisp illustrations ... practically jump off the page."

-- Publishers Weekly

"Staake's art is deceptive -- it looks simple, but one still finds new things in the illustrations after over a hundred readings."

-- BoingBoing.net


Learn about OTHER books by Bob Staake


Known for his high-energy, retro-inspired illustration style, Bob Staake's designs appear in everything from books to magazines, animation to greeting cards, advertising to newspapers, cereal boxes to CD-ROM games.

He has authored and/or illustrated over 45 books, including 'Hello, Robots!' (Viking), (Random House), 'The Orb of Chatham' (Commonwealth Editions), 'Sputter, Sputter, Sput' (HarperCollins) and 'Struwwelpeter' (Fantagraphics Books). He is currently working on 'Baby Burp' (Little, Brown) and a memoir entitled 'Old House, New House'.

His clients have included Time Inc, McDonald's, American Express, Sony, The New Yorker, United Airlines, Nickelodeon, Sports Illustrated For Kids, Ralston Purina, Hallmark Cards, Kenner Toys, The Washington Post, AT&T, Sega, TWA, Dr.Pepper, The Chicago Tribune, Good Humor, Warner Books, Kellogg's, Cartoon Network, Turner Broadcasting, The Wall Street Journal, Netscape, Forbes, Simon and Schuster, The Ren and Stimpy Show, MAD, Children's Television Workshop, Blockbuster Video, Disney, Anheuser-Busch, Doubleday, Klutz Press, Hershey's, Target Stores, Miami Herald, Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Fleishman-Hillard, DMBB, and countless others.

He resides and works in Chatham, Massachusetts.

Staake's web site can be found at BobStaake.com


Bob's studio (above) in Cape Cod where The Red Lemon was created


To see Bob's children's book web site and contact him via his literary agent, Gillian MacKenzie, please click here


Text and illustrations in The Red Lemon © Copyright 2006 by Bob Staake -- All Rights Reserved

The Red Lemon is published by Random House and Golden Books

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