Helaine Becker is an award-winning author of more than 40 books. Alex Ries is an illustrator and concept artist with a strong interest in biology, zoology, and real-world technology. Together they have created a fascinating resource about robots that have been crafted with the physical appearance and capacities of real-life animals.

For example, the snake-like robot on the cover of the book can move just like snakes by coiling and climbing. They could be used for rescue work in mines where individuals are caught in tight places. Other robots can sniff out bombs, climb like a gecko, or move through water like a fish.

Twelve zoobots are described, each on a two-page spread. These technological wonders are in various stages of development at present. The color photographs by Alex Ries are top-notch, and readers of all ages will enjoy the handy glossary. The book is designed for children ages 8 to 12 and should be well received by youth who are great users and lovers of technology.