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About the Author
Mike Austin is the author of A Present for Milo, a book that was originally created as a preschool app and then later published as a print picture book, as well as the picture book Monsters Love Colors. He has done editorial art for the Wall Street Journal, Boys' Life magazine, and more. This is his second book for HarperCollins.
"Supersized robots made from spare parts are sad to find that the yard is such a mess . . . . Earthy colors dominate the digital illustrations when depicting the messy junkyard, turning to bright greens, blues, and reds when the garden is planted and the park is ready for outdoor fun. The simple sentences and rhyming text create a singsong read-aloud. Children will understand the message about the environment and enjoy these delightful robots."--School Library Journal, January 2014
"This will likely whip off library shelves and into the hands of young robotloving readers. . . . Beyond the clever rhymes and bright, friendly colors of this ode to caring for the environment, the two smiling, gear-chested robots munching on every form of vehicle imaginable are the very stuff of little boys' dreams. Austin's (Monsters Love Colors, 2013) background in design is clear in the simple but sharply defined shapes full of personality and playfulness, perfect for inviting young readers into the yard for a smash-'em-up romp of a good time."--Booklist, January 2014