My Little Pocketbooks: Quicky Review #21: Go the F**k to Sleep & Seriously, Just Go to Sleep   

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Quicky Review #21: Go the F**k to Sleep & Seriously, Just Go to Sleep

Welcome back to another Quicky Review.  
A lot of the time I like to read short stories, prequels and free audiobooks that are short and sweet.  But why do a full review on a story that is say...80 pages long.  So I do Quicky Reviews for the shorties and children books as well.  Basically, the short stories get short reviews.
Here are just a few sentences on two books  (about 20 pages or less).
There are other Quicky Reviews for you to check out too and don't worry there will be more to come. I like short stories because most of them are FREE and I can get in and out of one in no time.
Previous Quicky Review
Quicky Review #18: Night of Cake and Puppet, Agatha Christie, and England My England

http://amzn.to/1no2oIF
Genre: Adult Parody
Publisher: Akashic Books
Release Date: June 14, 2011
  Ebook: 33 pages
 Source: Free from E-Library
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GGBE1NY

 Book Description

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.
Seriously, Just Go to Sleep, a children's book inspired by Go the F*** to Sleep and appropriate for kids of all ages, is forthcoming from Akashic Books in April 2012 and available NOW for pre-order.

My Thoughts

Hilarious!!  This is book is so funny!  OMG!  What a funny book.  Due to the language, this book is not for kids.  For parents only!  

http://amzn.to/W3NeTq
Genre: Children's Book
Publisher: Akashic Books
Release Date: April 3, 2012
  Ebook: 32 pages
 Source: Free from E-Library
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GGBE1NY 

Book Description

Critical success for the original Go the F*** to Sleep, a #1 best seller at: New York Times, Amazon.com, Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, and many more!
Seriously, Just Go to Sleep is the G-rated, traditional-sized, children's version of the book every parent has been talking about. Go the F*** to Sleep, the picture book for adults, became a cultural sensation by striking a universal chord for parents. Now, Adam Mansbach and Ricardo Cortés reunite with Seriously, Just Go to Sleep, inviting the children themselves in on the joke. As parents know, kids are well aware of how difficult they can be at bedtime. With Cortés's updated illustrations (including a cameo appearance by Samuel L. Jackson, who narrated the audio book version of Go the F*** to Sleep) and Mansbach's new child-appropriate narrative, the book allows kids to recognize their tactics, giggle at their own mischievousness, and empathize with their parents' struggles--a perspective most children's books don't capture. Most importantly, it provides a common ground for children and their parents to talk about one of the most stressful aspects of parenting.
Seriously, Just Go to Sleep came to be when Mansbach read a highly censored rendition of the original book to his three-year-old daughter, and she recognized herself as the culprit and was delighted. "We were getting a lot of feedback from parents, saying that their kids loved the book--read in an altered form--because they recognized themselves in the character of the mischievous kid who's winning the bedtime battle, and thought it was hilarious. So we figured we’d do a companion volume that lets kids in on the fun."

My Thoughts

This is the cute children's book to the adult book.  I love how the parents beg and I recommend this to parents as a night time read.

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