Monday, April 30, 2012

Z is for ZZZZZZZZZZ...gar when do I get to sleep again??? *wimper*

Sure, this little gem of a book is irreverent. My mother soooo doesn't think it's funny. I saw it in the bookstore and cried immediately (I needed this book, as I was so tired) and then I laughed...and, then I felt guilty for laughing and then I laughed at myself...and, then the people in the bookstore thought I was going insane (I could tell from their stares).

I didn't realize that this sleep thing would so become exactly as it is in the, I have a toddler...she never sleeps and she walks and she talks and she demands things late at night when she should be sleeping and this book sings to my soul; even with all of the cussing...not that I would EVER cuss that much SERIOUSLY! Does anybody cuss that much? I think that's what makes the book so's sooo over the top.

From Goodreads:

Go the F*** 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 F*** 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.

[Listen to Samuel L. Jackson read this book and say the F-word a whole lot]

Or, you can watch it...

1 comment:

  1. I have a little guilt, but I thought that book was hilarious. Especially the part "No you can't have a glass of water." So true to life, even though I would never say that to my boys.



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