genre } entertainment | humor
rating } pg 18+
date released } June 21, 2011
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 Cortes, 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.
My 2 Cents
My first reaction was err.. language? But what the heck, let’s pick it up and see what it has for me. My reaction? I was laughing at every page. Let’s put it up front. This is NOT a bedtime story! But in another hand, it’s probably portraying what some really exhausted but dedicated parents are thinking while reading a bedtime story for their kids.
The cover is however is beautiful and adoring, (ignore the French word, I have to say). The pages are also illustrated with wonderful illustration, perfect for a bedtime story. I Guess I can only say one thing about this book, is that.. it’s a comic relief.