Hugo and the Really, Really, Really Long String by Bob Boyle on store shelves today!
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
That's right! it's pretty obvious to you and I that Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! is the best way to express your excitement, but now everybody is starting to say it! Check out this clip from the Lakers vs. Celtics game this past weekend. Kobe Bryant makes an awesome shot and the announcer's reaction is:
"All you can say is Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!"
And that's the truth... Here's a clip. Look for it at the tail end!
Did you know that you can buy Wubbzy fabric? It's totally true! Check out some of the awesome prints over at Fabric.com. Can you believe some of the adorable things that people are doing with these adorable fabrics? - Carrie
OK, folks, this is just too cool! We visited with our friends over at Kick Design (who, among other things, designed the Wow! Wow! Wubbzy logo)the other day and they surprised us with this totally awesome Wubbzy App for iPhone and iTouch. It's so much fun - especially because you can play with your little yellow buddy wherever you go. And get this Moms and Dads - the game is fun for little ones AND big ones. So make sure you download it here (this will open a link to the iTunes store) and let us know what you think. There are more to come! - Carrie
"Sing A Song" Music Video. It's coming! This week is Wubb Girlz week on Nick Jr. I know you're all tuning into the episodes, but don't forget to tune in to the Wubb Idol movie on Friday, May 1 at 1pm. You can also check out the movie during prime time airing on NOGGIN on Sunday, May 3rd at 7pm. Also make sure you check out the very cool "Backstage Pass" section on Nick Jr's site!