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Radio Jones and His Robot Dad hardback children’s book

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210x280mm Landscape Casebound Books
Cover onto 170gsm Silk
Matt Lamination to outer
Wrapped over greyboard case
44pp Text onto 170gsm Uncoated
Four colour print throughout
2x 4pp End Papers onto 170gsm Unprinted
Trimmed, collated and case bound

Radio Jones and His Robot Dad: A Case Study in Children’s Book Printing

In the realm of children’s literature, the hardback book “Radio Jones and His Robot Dad” stands out as a unique and engaging story. This book, brought to life by the top children’s book printing company, ExWhyZed, is a testament to the power of high-quality printing and the impact it can have on a story’s reception.

The Story Behind the Book

“Radio Jones and His Robot Dad” is a heartwarming tale of a boy who longs for his father’s company. When work keeps his dad away, the boy takes matters into his own hands and codes a Robot Dad to keep him company. This interactive storybook app, created by an Oscar-nominated team of filmmakers, is a beautiful blend of technology and traditional storytelling. The story is told without words, relying instead on stunning animations and interactive elements to engage young readers[^1^].

The Printing Process

ExWhyZed, known for its professional children’s book printing services, was tasked with bringing this story to life in print. The book was printed as a 210x280mm landscape casebound book. The cover was printed onto 170gsm Silk with a matt lamination to the outer, wrapped over a greyboard case. The 44-page text was printed onto 170gsm uncoated paper, with four colour print throughout. The book also included two 4-page end papers printed onto 170gsm uncoated paper. The pages were then trimmed, collated, and case bound to create the final product[^printspec^].

The Impact

The hardback version of “Radio Jones and His Robot Dad” has been well-received, with reviewers praising its beautiful animations and interactive elements. The book’s success is a testament to the importance of choosing the correct binding style for children’s book printing and the role it plays in enhancing a story’s appeal.

Lessons for Self-Publishing Authors

The success of “Radio Jones and His Robot Dad” offers valuable insights for authors considering self-publishing children’s books. One key takeaway is the importance of choosing the right printing options for children’s books. High-quality printing can enhance the visual appeal of a book and make it more engaging for young readers. Additionally, authors should consider the potential benefits of creating both digital and print versions of their books. In the case of “Radio Jones and His Robot Dad”, the digital app complemented the print book, offering readers a unique, interactive experience.


“Radio Jones and His Robot Dad” is a shining example of how high-quality printing can bring a children’s book to life. By choosing ExWhyZed, one of the top children’s book printing companies, the creators of this book ensured that their story was presented in the best possible light. Whether you’re an author looking to self-publish or a publisher seeking the best printing options, the success of “Radio Jones and His Robot Dad” offers valuable lessons and inspiration.

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