Congratulations to our good pal, Bob Boyle. Along with the dream of creating his own TV series (a goal he’s achieved twice, with Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! and Yin! Yang! Yo!), Bob’s always wanted to publish his own kids’ books. Today, Random House and Bolder Books for Boys and Girls release his brand new book, Hugo and the Really, Really, Really Long String. Congratulations, Bob. This one’s been a long time coming.
The quick story behind Hugo is Bob showed us a couple of book projects back in 1922, it seems. One of those books, Flopsy, Mopsy, and Ted, later morphed into Wubbzy. The other was the then 64-page Hugo. We dug both real well, and showed them to our friends at Random House, who dug them real well, too. Actually, this was in 2003. To put in perspective how long he’s worked on this, Bob produced, and Nick Jr aired, 52 half-hours of Wubbzy since then. And, consider: the Empire State building was built in just thirteen months. Translation: Hugo stands taller than six Empire State Buildings stacked on one another. It’s that monumental.
In any case, if you enjoy Bob’s Emmy Award-winning art, and like the pages you see here, you really owe it yourself to own a copy of Hugo (buy a handful here on Amazon). Finally, watch this home-made promo Bob produced in his Southern California neighborhood.
Best of luck, Bob. We all hope Hugo’s a huge hit. - Eric