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Robo-Sauce

Author Adam Rubin
Illustrated by Daniel Salmieri
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Hardcover
$18.99 US
8.94"W x 10.5"H x 0.42"D   | 16 oz | 30 per carton
On sale Oct 20, 2015 | 46 Pages | 978-0-525-42887-9
Age 4-8 years | Preschool - 3
Reading Level: Lexile 600L
Fans of the best-selling Dragons Love Tacos will devour Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri’s newest story, a hilarious picture book about robots that magically transforms into a super shiny metal ROBO-BOOK.

FACT: Robots are awesome. They have lasers for eyes, rockets for feet, and supercomputers for brains! Plus, robots never have to eat steamed beans or take baths, or go to bed. If only there were some sort of magical “Robo-Sauce” that turned squishy little humans into giant awesome robots… Well, now there is.

Giggle at the irreverent humor, gasp at the ingenious fold-out surprise ending, and gather the whole family to enjoy a unique story about the power of imagination. It’s picture book technology the likes of which humanity has never seen!

* “Brilliantly inspired… a tribute to the unpredictable power of imagination.” —Booklist, starred review
 
* "Is there an award for best gatefold ever? Then tell Rubin and Salmieri to get out their tuxes, because this book has the one to beat." —Publishers Weekly, starred review

"An abundance of absurdity that will entertain boys and girls of all ages." —Kirkus

"[A] funny and inventive take on robo-metamorphosis." —The Wallstreet Journal

"A pretty fun picture book.” —Popular Science
 
“Wonderful, but with an extra layer of crazy.” MentalFloss.com  

“Craziest dang thing I’ve ever seen…You may ask yourself, ‘Should I invest my money, my time and my love in this book?’ And the answer is yes…They know how to write a book.” —Betsy Bird
 
“The combo of Rubin and Salmieri do one thing: make books that are fun to read.”—100 ScopeNotes  
Adam Rubin is the author of a dozen critically acclaimed picture books, which have sold more than five million copies combined. They include Dragons Love Tacos, Dragons Love Tacos 2: The Sequel, High Five, Gladys the Magic Chicken, Secret Pizza Party, Robo-Sauce, the Those Darn Squirrels trilogy, and El Chupacabras, which won the Texas Bluebonnet Award. Publishers Weekly called his #1 New York Times bestselling story collection The Ice Cream Machine a "madcap middle grade debut." Visit Adam online at adamrubinhasawebsite.com and follow him on Twitter @rubingo. View titles by Adam Rubin
© Daniel Cochran
Daniel Salmieri is an artist and illustrator from New York City. He has illustrated 12 picture books including four best-sellers, one of which is Dragons Love Tacos. He regularly contributes to The New Yorker and The New York Times and other print and digital media. Daniel currently lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife, son, and their dog Ronni. View titles by Daniel Salmieri

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Fans of the best-selling Dragons Love Tacos will devour Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri’s newest story, a hilarious picture book about robots that magically transforms into a super shiny metal ROBO-BOOK.

FACT: Robots are awesome. They have lasers for eyes, rockets for feet, and supercomputers for brains! Plus, robots never have to eat steamed beans or take baths, or go to bed. If only there were some sort of magical “Robo-Sauce” that turned squishy little humans into giant awesome robots… Well, now there is.

Giggle at the irreverent humor, gasp at the ingenious fold-out surprise ending, and gather the whole family to enjoy a unique story about the power of imagination. It’s picture book technology the likes of which humanity has never seen!

Praise

* “Brilliantly inspired… a tribute to the unpredictable power of imagination.” —Booklist, starred review
 
* "Is there an award for best gatefold ever? Then tell Rubin and Salmieri to get out their tuxes, because this book has the one to beat." —Publishers Weekly, starred review

"An abundance of absurdity that will entertain boys and girls of all ages." —Kirkus

"[A] funny and inventive take on robo-metamorphosis." —The Wallstreet Journal

"A pretty fun picture book.” —Popular Science
 
“Wonderful, but with an extra layer of crazy.” MentalFloss.com  

“Craziest dang thing I’ve ever seen…You may ask yourself, ‘Should I invest my money, my time and my love in this book?’ And the answer is yes…They know how to write a book.” —Betsy Bird
 
“The combo of Rubin and Salmieri do one thing: make books that are fun to read.”—100 ScopeNotes  

Author

Adam Rubin is the author of a dozen critically acclaimed picture books, which have sold more than five million copies combined. They include Dragons Love Tacos, Dragons Love Tacos 2: The Sequel, High Five, Gladys the Magic Chicken, Secret Pizza Party, Robo-Sauce, the Those Darn Squirrels trilogy, and El Chupacabras, which won the Texas Bluebonnet Award. Publishers Weekly called his #1 New York Times bestselling story collection The Ice Cream Machine a "madcap middle grade debut." Visit Adam online at adamrubinhasawebsite.com and follow him on Twitter @rubingo. View titles by Adam Rubin
© Daniel Cochran
Daniel Salmieri is an artist and illustrator from New York City. He has illustrated 12 picture books including four best-sellers, one of which is Dragons Love Tacos. He regularly contributes to The New Yorker and The New York Times and other print and digital media. Daniel currently lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife, son, and their dog Ronni. View titles by Daniel Salmieri

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