Go the Fuck to Sleep

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Canongate Books, Jun 16, 2011 - Humor - 32 pages
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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. Profane, affectionate and refreshingly honest, it captures the familiar and unspoken tribulations of putting your child to bed for the night. Colourfully illustrated and hilariously funny, this is a breath of fresh air for parents new, old, and expectant*. (*You should probably not read this to your children.)

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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 children’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. 

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About the author (2011)

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 Cort s has illustrated books about marijuana, electricity, the Jamaican bobsled team, and Chinese food. His work has been featured in The New York Times, Vanity Fair, Entertainment Weekly, New York Magazine, The Village Voice, the San Francisco Chronicle and on CNN and FOX News. He lives in Brooklyn, NY, where he is working on a book about the history of coffee, cocaine, and Coca-Cola.

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