praise

Every single thing about this first volume in a promising new series is terrific, from the character design to the plotting to the coloring and illustration.
BoingBoing.net

"I LOVE this book. And I'm not the only one. My 11-year old son loved it. And when my 7-year old daughter saw it, she picked it up and loved it too. Hilo is alive, actionpacked...and amazing fun. Not since Bone have I been this excited to see the launch of a series."
Brad Meltzer, bestselling author The Fifth Assassin
Host The History Channel’s Decoded 

“More giant robotic ants and people going 'Aaaah!' than in the complete works of Jane Austen.”
 —Neil Gaiman, bestselling author of Coraline

“Every kid would love a pal like HILO, and every kid will love this book!”
 —Lincoln Peirce, bestselling author of the Big Nate series 

“HILO is delightful, silly, tender, and most importantly: funny.”
 —Jeff Smith, bestselling author of the Bone series 

"Fast paced, furiously funny, and will have kids waiting on the edge of their seats for more."
Jeffrey Brown, bestselling author of Jedi Academy 

"HILO is loads of slapstick fun with a touch of tenderness that kids will love."
Dan Santat, Caldecott Medal Winner 

"High energy and HILARIOUS!"
—Gene Luen Yang, winner of the Printz and Eisner Awards

“HILO kept me flipping pages with its compelling mix of modern language and old-fashioned charm. There are some big themes at play here—loyalty, outsiderdom and the tyranny of technology—but, thanks to Winick's usual dose of humor and action, kids may find it suitable for their grownups.”
—Armistead Maupin, bestselling author Tales Of The City series, 
The Night Listener

 "A perfect book for any kid who ever needed a friend and then had one with superpowers fall from space.”
—Seth Meyers, actor, comedian and writer

 “HILO falls to earth and shows us, delightfully, how strange and alien our OWN planet is. What a fun read!”
—Patton Oswalt, actor, comedian and writer

“A wholeheartedly weird and wonderful tale of friendship, acceptance, and robots.” 
Kirkus Review, starred review
 

 “Diverse characters, good friends, and humorous dialogue coupled with colorful illustrations and plenty of action makes this a must-have...”
School Library Journal, starred review 

“[Judd] creates a rousing adventure with a diverse cast (D.J.’s family is of Asian descent, while Gina’s is African-American), and a cliffhanger ending should leave readers anticipating the next book, due in spring 2016.”
Publishers Weekly

“HILO manages to be both whimsical and serious—the alien dangers are real, and HILO openly admits his fear—but all three friends rise above their challenges to become better people.And that's what makes this graphic novel simply outstanding. An awesome comic that needs to be a movie.”
Examiner.com

 “The most enjoyable hero to hit the library shelves in years. Good clean laser-beams-coming-outta-your-hands fun for the whole family. ”
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