I first saw this book on Boing Boing two days ago, and while I found it to be hilarious, I hesitated in sharing it here. Because as funny as I — among others — may find this book, I’m sure that there are parents out there who would find it horrifyingly inappropriate.
My dark side won out once again. Go the F**k to Sleep is a supposed-bedtime story book that touts itself as “the most honest children’s book ever written.”
According to its Amazon product page:
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 off to dreamland. Honest, profane, and affectionate, Adam Mansbach’s verses and Ricardo Cortés’ illustrations perfectly capture the familiar—and unspoken—tribulations of putting your little angel down for the night, and open up a conversation about parenting in the process. Beautiful, subversive, and pants-wettingly funny, Go the Fuck to Sleep is a perfect gift for parents new, old, or expectant. Here is a sample verse:
The cats nestle close to their kittens now.
The lambs have laid down with the sheep.
You’re cozy and warm in your bed, my dear
Please go the fuck to sleep.
I’m pretty sure that the book is not meant for kids, but more as a means for parents to (jokingly) share with each other a hardship of parenting.
Go the F**k to Sleep is not yet released, but from buzz around the blogosphere, I’m certain that it will be a hit when it hits the shelves.
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