Go-Go Guys (Hardcover)
★ “Magnificent.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review
Beloved author Rowboat Watkins’s vivid comic-style take on a universal dilemma―bedtime!
New from the beeping brain of Rowboat Watkins, award-winning 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.
- 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
“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
“A zany sense of humor permeates this book, giving the cast wonderful energy and spirit. The panel format offers a comic-book vibe that will appeal to young readers. The rhyming text, sound effects, and delightful illustrations make this a shoe-in for a high-octane story hour.” —School Library Journal
“Vacillating between goofiness and splendor, the wordless visual gags just add to the fun… Fans of insomnia? Rejoice! Sleepy parents? Beware.” — Kirkus reviews
“With so much visual energy and off-kilter beauty on offer, readers may find their hearts beating faster—every spread exudes a no-grown-ups-in-sight sense of mischief and a magnificent feeling of energetic certitude.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)