Go the F*** to Sleep by Adam Mansbach

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Go the F*** to Sleep by Adam Mansbach

Publisher: Akashic Books
Publication Date: June 14, 2011
Pages: 32
Source: rented from local library
Buy It: Amazon| Barnes & Noble
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... -Goodreads
 Parents, have you ever had your precious bundle of joy just not want to fall asleep?  Well, you are not alone.  This picture book is finally here for you.  It puts a sarcastic tone to a frustrating activity that happens almost every night: making your kid fall asleep.

This book is really deceiving and fantastic at the same time.  It has a children’s book feel to it but with a closer look, it is meant for an older audience.  With the f-word inscribed behind a picture of a moon, it is truly something that is unique to all readers. 

It is one of the most hilarious books I have ever encountered.  I barely could enjoy the wonderful illustrations because I was crying from laughing so hard.  The writing style is of that you would hear in a children’s picture book; it rhymes and has illustrations that look child-like, pictures of animals and landscapes.  It is great that Mansbach had those pictures illustrated and wrote about them as beautifully without losing his style of satire.

If you are a parent and haven’t read this yet, go open it up.  You are missing the book that will definitely make you laugh until you cry. 


Rated PG-13 for strong language.

Cover: 5
Writing Style: 5
Characters: 5
Ending: 5
Plot: 5


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  1. Oh my goodness, I saw this show up online--and on our major newspaper's website--a few months ago and laughed till I cried. This sounds AMAZING. I saw it for the first time in realy life a few weeks ago--right before Christmas. I want to read it now! EEEEEEE!