Seriously, Just Go to Sleep

By | November 6, 2019
Seriously, Just Go to Sleep Author Adam Mansbach
ISBN-10 1617750786
ISBN-13 9781617750786
Year 2012-03-27
Pages 32
Language English
Publisher Akashic Books
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Now there s a version complete with more of the gorgeous yet weirdly subversive illustrations The best part It s still funny The rhythms the plodding rhymes the illustrations the clever play on the overused trope of the world at bedtime they all work together to take Seriously Just Go to Sleep beyond parody and into the realm where good children s books belong things that parents and children can honestly come to from different places and enjoy together I can imagine reading Seriously Go to Sleep nightly and even to the point where you re begging the child to choose something else the ultimate compliment for a picture book and yet still finding something to enjoy It captures a different zeitgeist of modern parenting New York Times From the team that touched off the irreverent humor trend Go the F k to Sleep author Adam Mansbach and illustrator Ricardo Cortes comes a new kid friendly version of their instant comic classic Seriously Just Go to Sleep brings children in on the joke helping them understand their own tactics and why their parents just want them to go to sleep Publishers WeeklyCritical 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 Corts 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 Corts 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 wed do a companion volume that lets kids in on the fun

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