Go the Fuck 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 Fuck 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.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 01 / 2015
Go The F**k To Sleep is a picture book for adults by American author and parent, Adam Mansbach. It is beautifully illustrated by Ricardo Cortes in the style of a childrenâ€™s picture book, but its appeal for adults lies in the sentiments so succinctly expressed. Which parent has not experienced the child who just will not go to sleep? Most parents will easily relate to the text, and in their frustrated and sleep-deprived state may well have muttered these exact sentences under their breath. As is obvious from the cover, profanities appear on every page, so readers are adequately warned. This popular book has generated many You Tube clips, and while Noni Hazelhurst does a wonderfully expressive rendering of the verse, the grandmother reading to granddaughter Carrington is particularly entertaining. Absolutely hilarious.