Rowboat Watkins was not born Rowboat. He studied as a fellow of Maurice Sendak’s. He is the author of Rude Cakes, which was an Ezra Jack Keats Honor book and an ABA Book of the Year, and Pete With No Pants, which was a Children’s Book Council 2018 Finalist. His most recent book is Big Bunny. He lives with his family in Brooklyn, New York.