Monday, May 2, 2011

Bedtime stories

One for the mamas and the papas out there...
Go the F*ck To Sleep is described as '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 off to dreamland. Honest, profane and affectionate, Adam Mansbach's verses and Ricardo Cortés' illustrations perfectly capture the familiar - and unspoken - tribulations of putting your little angel down for the night, and open up a conversation about parenting in the process.
Here's a sample:
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*ck to sleep.
Order your copy here!


evaf said...

I like the guy's comment who said something along the lines of you're not supposed to read it to your children - you're supposed to hit them upside the head with it when they don't go the fuck to sleep :) Ahhh - upside the head. Such an underused phrase.

Rubyfire Writes said...

Haha, agree. And you wouldn't have to save it just for the kids, you could hit any deserving soul upside the head with it.