Don't let the kids read it, should be the subtitle for this children's book.
New York's Akashic books and author Adam Mansbach offer grownups up a bold bedtime book, due out in October. Of toddler-dad Mansbach, Amazon.com says: "This is his first children's book. You probably should not read it to actual children, and if you do, he cannot be held legally responsible. "
Titled Go the (expletive) to Sleep, it is "the secret anthem of tired parents everywhere," says critic Bliss Boyard.
While profane, Mansbach touches on the frustration of getting a child to go to sleep while keeping one's sanity as intact as possible. And booksellers seem to love it.
Here's an excerpt:
The cats nestle close to their kittens now.
The lambs have laid down with the sheep.
You're cozy and warm in your bed, my dear
Please go the f--- to sleep.
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Posted by Sharon Wynne at 6:00:00 am on April 29, 2011