Friday 26 August 2011

Book ~ "Go the F**k to Sleep" (2011) Adam Mansbach

From Goodreads ~ "Go the F**k 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, he opens up a conversation about parenting, granting us permission to admit our frustrations and laugh at their absurdities.

With illustrations by Ricardo Cortes, "Go the F**k to Sleep" is beautiful, subversive and pants-wettingly funny, a book for parents new, old and expectant. You probably should not read it to your children.

This has been on the Toronto Star's top ten books for a while so I thought I'd check it out.

It's cute and I imagine very true.

It's quite short ... only 32 pages. But it's a fun read.

Here's a sample (it's page 12) ... click on it to make it bigger.


Isabel said...

I read this one. I was cracking up. Guess I'll be experiencing that pretty soon.

Julie said...

You need to hear the audio book narrated by Samuel L. Jackson! I nearly peed my pants from laughing :)

Teena in Toronto said...

Izzy: Any day now!

Teena in Toronto said...

Julie: I'd read that he did it. I bet it's goooooood!

Feisty Crone said...

I heard this on YouTube. Cracked me up!

JCB said...

I read it in the bookstore :) Im glad I didnt buy it because although I have shared the sentiment I dont really want the boys picking it up and asking me to read it to them!