Seriously, Just Go to Sleep

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Open Road Media, Apr 3, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
The children’s version of the #1 New York Times bestselling classicSeriously, Just Go to Sleep is the G-rated, child-friendly version of the book every parent has been talking about. Go the F*** to Sleep, the picture book for adults, became a cultural sensation by striking a universal chord for parents. Now, Adam Mansbach and Ricardo Cortés reunite with Seriously, Just Go to Sleep, inviting the children themselves in on the joke. Of course, kids are well aware of how difficult they can be at bedtime. With Mansbach's new child-appropriate narrative, kids will recognize their tactics, giggle at their own mischievousness, and empathize with their parents’ struggles—a perspective most children’s books don’t capture. Most importantly, it provides a common ground for children and their parents to talk about one of their most stressful daily rituals. This fresh rendition includes Cortés’s updated illustrations, with a cameo appearance by Samuel L. Jackson, who narrated the audio book version of Go the F*** to Sleep.
 

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User Review  - chwest - www.librarything.com

The other version of this book was for adults which made it funny. This one wasn't very interesting, and the last few pages made the story choppy, where two different set of parents fall asleep?. It is not a book I could read over and over again to my children/ Read full review

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User Review  - hgold - LibraryThing

The original book was fantastic for children who did not fully understand the words being said to them. This cleaned up version has the same feel but is appropriate for children who now repeat the ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Adam Mansbach’s novels include The End of the Jews, winner of the California Book Award, and the bestselling Angry Black White Boy, a San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of 2005. His fiction and essays have appeared in the New York Times Book Review, The Believer, Poets & Writers, the Los Angeles Times, and many other publications. He is the 2011 New Voices Professor of Fiction at Rutgers University. His daughter, Vivien, is three. Ricardo Cortés has illustrated books about marijuana, electricity, the Jamaican bobsled team, and Chinese food. His work has been featured in the New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, the Village Voice, the San Francisco Chronicle, and on CNN and Fox News. He lives in Brooklyn, where he is working on a book about the history of coffee, cocaine, and Coca-Cola.

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