Go-Go Guys (Hardcover)

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Go-Go Guys (Hardcover)

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Beloved author Rowboat Watkins’s vivid comic-style take on a universal dilemma―bedtime!

New from the beeping brain of Rowboat Watkins, award-wining author of much-loved children’s picture books including Rude Cakes, Mabel: A Mermaid Fable, and Big Bunny. This comic-style adventure follows the Go-Go Guys from beep-beep-bed to the Moon and beep-beep-back again.

So . . . what do Go-Go Guys do best?

Well . . . GO-GO-GO! They never rest.

Because their brains go




They simply will not go to sleep.

Will the Go-Go Guys ever STOP? Kids and parents who know how hard it is to wind down for bed will enjoy every moment of this zany rhyming read-aloud that will elicit endless giggles!

GOODNIGHT ALREADY: Parents and kids alike will recognize the perennial and universal dilemma that comes with bedtime, or any time kids need to be quiet and still.

COMIC-STYLE ART: Comic-strip panels, inventive illustrations, and fun dialogue bubbles make this cosmic adventure perfect for both picture book audiences and emerging readers, keeping them engaged and wanting more.

GREAT READ-ALOUD: Rowboat Watkins's uniquely funny children's books make for read-aloud and read-along fun, for both family and classroom reading time.


Rude Cakes
“Witty, original. . . . A refreshing irreverence.” —The New York Times
“As fresh and tasty as his confectionery cast.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Crammed with hilarious details and gently laced with an important lesson.” —SchoolLibrary Journal, starred review
“Kids will be asking—oh so nicely—to ‘Read it again, please!’” —Booklist, starred review
Big Bunny
“Exudes the giddiness of imagination unleashed.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

“‘Ginormous’ read-aloud appeal.” —School Library Journal
“RUN out to get this book—it’s totally hilarious.” —Imagination Soup
Pete With No Pants
“Pete and his mother discover the joy of being seen for who you.” —The Horn Book

“Huge fun.” —The New York Times

“Gentle affirmation that being oneself is the best thing of all.” —Booklist

Most Marshmallows
“Exquisite.” —The New York Times
“Extraordinary.” —Booklist
Mabel: A Mermaid Fable
“A treasure worth discovering.” —Booklist
“A refreshing story of difference, acceptance, friendship, and self-confidence. A recommended purchase.” —School Library Journal

Perfect for:
  • Parents, grandparents, and caregivers looking for funny books to share at bedtime
  • Teacher read-aloud book for elementary classrooms
  • Early and emergent readers seeking books that will keep them engaged
  • Fans of Rowboat Watkins, Oliver Jeffers, Jory John, Mac Barnett, and Jon Klassen
  • Adding to the shelf with books like There Is a Bird on Your Head! by Mo Willems, Hi! Fly Guy by Ted Arnold, Grumpy Monkey by Suzanne Lang, and Fox & Chick by Sergio Ruzzier
Rowboat Watkins is a recipient of the Sendak Fellowship and the Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Award. He lives with his family in Brooklyn, but you can also visit him at www.rowboatwatkins.com.
Product Details ISBN: 9781797205717
ISBN-10: 1797205714
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Publication Date: September 19th, 2023
Pages: 48
Language: English
“Its simple, repetitive, and playful nature will entertain prereaders in addition to serving those beginning to read on their own. This wild read certainly won’t soothe little ones to sleep, but they’ll have a blast go-go-going with these irrepressible tots.” — Booklist, starred review 

“Watkins has delivered a dose of playful chaos that will most certainly connect with young readers who also ‘aren’t wired for sleep.’” — Horn Book Magazine