Go the F— to Sleep

Adam Mansbach‘s Go the F– to Sleep is obviously a picture book for parents, not kids. I do not recommend reading it to your children. However, it is the most hysterically funny picture book I have ever encountered, first as a pdf making the email circuit, and now in the book section of the New York Times. From the official product description (no School Library reviews for this one!): “Go the F— to Sleep is a bedtime book for parents who live in the real world, where a few snoozing kitties and cutesy rhymes don’t always send a toddler sailing blissfully off to dreamland. Profane, affectionate, and radically honest, California Book Award-winning author Adam Mansbach’s verses perfectly capture the familiar–and unspoken–tribulations of putting your little angel down for the night. In the process, they open up a conversation about parenting, granting us permission to admit our frustrations, and laugh at their absurdity. With illustrations by Ricardo Cortés, Go the F— to Sleep is beautiful, subversive, and funny: a book for parents new, old, and expectant. You probably should not read it to your children.” Giggle factor: side splitting. Adult enjoyment: high. Illustrations: surprisingly good, but still only three jelly jars. They’re just there for the satire. To read the New York Times article, click here.

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~ by kaychubbuck on June 12, 2011.

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