Chronicle Books Go-Go Guys
Chronicle Books Go-Go Guys

Go-Go Guys

By Rowboat Watkins


Publication Date: September 19, 2023

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Ages 6 to 9

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 goBEEP!BEEP!BEEP!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 bedtimeTeacher read-aloud book for elementary classroomsEarly and emergent readers seeking books that will keep them engagedFans of Rowboat Watkins, Oliver Jeffers, Jory John, Mac Barnett, and Jon KlassenAdding 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

About the Author

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

Format: Hardcover

Length: 48 pages

Publisher: Chronicle Books

Publication Date: September 19, 2023

ISBN: 9781797205717

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