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Seriously, Just Go to Sleep

Seriously, Just Go to Sleep

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Seriously, Just Go to Sleep

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4/5 (49 évaluations)
Longueur:
24 pages
7 minutes
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Apr 3, 2012
ISBN:
9781453257760
Format:
Livre

Description

The children’s version of the #1 New York Times bestselling classicSeriously, Just Go to Sleep is the G-rated, child-friendly 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. Of course, kids are well aware of how difficult they can be at bedtime. With Mansbach's new child-appropriate narrative, kids will 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 their most stressful daily rituals. This fresh rendition includes Cortés’s updated illustrations, with a cameo appearance by Samuel L. Jackson, who narrated the audio book version of Go the F*** to Sleep.
Éditeur:
Sortie:
Apr 3, 2012
ISBN:
9781453257760
Format:
Livre

À propos de l'auteur

Adam Mansbach is the author of the instant New York Times bestsellers Go the F**k to Sleep and You Have to F**king Eat, as well as the novels The Dead Run, Rage Is Back, Angry Black White Boy, and The End of the Jews, the winner of the California Book Award. He was the 2009–2011 New Voices Professor of Fiction at Rutgers University, a 2012 Sundance Screenwriting Lab Fellow, a 2013 Berkeley Repertory Theater Writing Fellow, and a 2015 Artist in Residence at Stanford University's Institute for Diversity in the Arts. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times Book Review, Esquire, and The Believer, and on National Public Radio's All Things Considered. He lives in Berkeley, California.


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  • (4/5)
    Hilarious!

    Definitely not for kids (the language in the book isn't edited as on the cover), the audio book read by Samuel L. Jackson was glorious!

  • (5/5)
    I remember those days! I needed this laugh when my boys were little. : )

    I listened to the audio and read the book along with it. Samuel Jackson's introduction is just as hilarious as the story itself. Lol
  • (4/5)
    Hilarious!! I got this on audio on a whim as I had heard from friends that it was funny, and it really was! Narrated by Samuel L Jackson, this had me laughing with tears! I will have to remember to keep this handy for when I have little ones, and am sleep deprived and desperately need a laugh!
  • (4/5)
    For the audiobook edition: It being a satirical children's book, the print version with pictures and all may get the point across better, but I found the audiobook version to be absolutely hilarious and the price well worth it. Samuel L. Jackson is very into his role as the narrator, and it's definitely a fun mix of the children's books you're probably buried in daily and the way that we all feel on occasion when a little one simply won't fall asleep. Needless to say, the language is NOT appropriate for kids, so you will want to make sure that precautions are taken there, but the tone and authority with which the story is delivered definitely makes for an excellent bedtime story for adults with a sense of humor and tolerance for six minutes of adult language.
  • (5/5)
    This is the perfect gift to give to parents once they have overcome their total aweat actually producing another living, breathing human being.It is a hilarious approach to toddler sleeping habits and the illustrations are superb!
  • (5/5)
    As I think any parent can relate to this, this is both absolutely 100% true and absolutely incredibly funny. Bedtime might possibly well be perhaps the worst of all 'times' and is such a terror to all kids for some reason. Like their afraid they'll never awake or that they'll miss something in those intervening hours. Meanwhile.... as a parent.... you just want that quiet.... that sweet sweet quiet.
  • (5/5)
    Hilarious.
  • (5/5)
    Fraking awesome!!!
  • (5/5)
    Really had no idea what this was about, though I was seeing all sorts of references to it on Twitter, so when it came up as a free download on Audible, I had to see what the fuss was about. And yes, I've been this narrator, though I've managed thus far to contain the f-bombs. Though who would have thought I'd still be contending with bedtime frustration when my daughter was 12? Maybe she needs to read this, so she'll have a better understanding of just how frustrating she is when she comes knocking on our door for the fifth time wanting lotion or a band-aid or to ask me which Twilight or Harry Potter character I think is the coolest.

    My son is one of those saintly kids the one star reviews speak about. The kid puts his head on a pillow and he's out in nothing flat. I feel blessed for having one saintly kid.
  • (5/5)
    This came in at work today and I immediately sat down to read it. What a hoot! I will admit to being a bad mom and using that phrase more than once while my children were growing up. A book for grown-ups.
  • (5/5)
    The book itself is funny. But it's the Audible version that sells it. Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson.
  • (4/5)
    A bedtime book for parents with a catchy title. I read about this and wanted to get my hands on it immediately. This book was hilarious and so honest. I made the mistake of reading this at work - there were a few outbursts involved. Lol Highly recommended if you've ever had to deal with a small child that just would NOT go to sleep.
  • (4/5)
    Made me read because of the title and the high rankings on Amazon. :) haha. Cool bedtime book but beware! Never read this to your young ones. Haha.
  • (5/5)
    Okay, I have to say that this book is hilarious! Yes, it is crude and crass and has the F-bomb on each and every page. But, having three kids in one year, I can assure you that this is how I felt almost every night from their birth to around age 2. You have to read this with a sense of humor to truly enjoy it the way it was intended, tongue-in-cheek and funny as can be.
  • (5/5)
    This was a Christmas gift to me, from my 11 yr old daughter (who never would go the fuck to sleep when she was a baby, or when she was a toddler, or when she was a munchkin, or even now as a pre-teen.) She was delighted when I read this to her in my best sing-song 'once-upon-a-time' bedtime story voice, and we both laughed so much she probably stayed awake 20 minutes longer than usual.
  • (5/5)
    I love this book. I never understood how hard and frustrating it was to get kids to sleep until I had my own. This book makes me laugh and laugh! Also, the audiobook read by Samuel L. Jackson is awesome!
  • (3/5)
    I can appreciate the vulgar, poetical writing but it didn't live up to the hype it was getting. The fact that I don't have children might be the reason that I didn't enjoy it as much as everyone else did.
  • (5/5)
    I love this book from the charmingly honest text, to the beautiful illustrations, to Samual L. Jackson's marvelous reading of it in the audiobook format. It doesn't work as well on my black and white first generation Nook but never mind. This is a wonderfully human, laugh-out-loud funny story that even non-parents can appreciate.
  • (5/5)
    Have had this on my wish-list for a while. Attended a baby-shower today in which someone received it and I was finally able to read it. It had every mother present in stitches. Very funny and ultimately relatable to anyone who has ever been frustrated by trying to get small children to sleep.
  • (4/5)
    Hilarious children's bedtime story that isn't appropriate to read to children, but very entertaining for adults - and oh crap is it true! It would make a great gag gift for any parent.
  • (5/5)
    This is certainly great fun to read.I like to switch between various voices and impressions, it sounds great with a bad french accent.
  • (5/5)
    This book is hilarious.

    Obviously, you really have to keep it away from small children because... well, it looks like a small kids book!

    Because, it's a parody of those kids books that-- as a parent-- you read over, and over, and over, and over, and over again in a completely USELESS attempt to tire out your adorable little bundle of sweetness so they will GO TO SLEEP!!

    This book expresses so well that frustration that all parents feel at some point... I mean, yes, we DO love our kids. No, we wouldn't say these things to our little balls of delight! But oh yes, there are some nights when the little darlings do sorely try us all, no??

    This book is for those nights. Take it out after your adorable darling has finally succumbed to slumber, and slip into a bubble bath (maybe with a glass of wine?) and giggle away your anger and frustration. Because you are worth it! (And it's far better than punching walls!! Really!! Because... well, you gotta FIX the wall later!) Sweet dreams!
  • (4/5)
    Having been raised with a sufficiently extensive vocabulary, I was told that to swear and use bad language was the sign of someone uneducated and not well-read.

    Well, damnit...this book proves a) that is not the case, b) that poetry is lovely in its many forms, and c) the F word can be hilarious couched between verse, prose, and liberal doses of parental wisdom only afforded to those who have previously attempted to lull a small child to sleep.

    Funny, funny stuff.

    **Ive been informed that the audio version is by Samuel L. Jackson...and here, I thought it couldnt get any more hysterically funny.
  • (4/5)
    This book is so funny. Although I would never actually read this to my son as a bedtime story, this really captured exactly how I feel every single night at bedtime.
  • (4/5)
    This made me laugh HARD! The illustrations are very well done.
  • (5/5)
    It really hit home for me!
  • (5/5)
    I have to admit that as I listened to my husband read this allowed, it really is only the length of a normal children's book, that a big part of me was bothered by the idea of swearing at a child. Then I reminded myself that this book was simply expressing the frustration that we have all felt as a parent and writing it in such a way that we can laugh rather cry. I reminded myself of one of the first times I actually swore aloud, it was in the middle of the night as I leant my frustrated and exhausted head against my crying daughter's back and whispered "fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck". It was cathartic in a way I had not expected and so is this book.

    This book reminds us that you are not a bad parent for feeling this way and that there are constructive ways to release those emotions... For Adam Mansbach it was writing a book. For myself and my husband it was reading it.

    I would almost say this kind of book is particularly aimed at a male parent who is possible more concerned about venting these frustrations to his wife. It is a bit of a message to him that we all suffer through this.
  • (1/5)
    Maybe I just don't get it because I'm not a parent....read this in less than a minute in the bookstore, mainly to see what all the fuss was about. Basically, if you've read the title you've read the whole book.
  • (2/5)
    It *is* funny with Samuel L. Jackson reading it, mainly because he's such a great actor that he can turn even the worst script (Snakes on a Plane?) into something watchable; but otherwise, eh. Best thing was seeing the kid's mom crashed out on the sofa, getting some presumably well-earned sleep while the narrator went off to do his share of the parenting.

    I think I would have liked it more if the text had been cleverer or more Seussian instead of one long repetitive whine that didn't acknowledge any of the kid's mom's share of the work at all. She's just an object to sprawl on the couch and eat popcorn with (hello, euphemism). Why is it ALL about YOU, Narrator!Guy? Why not tell the kid, "Mommy had a very hard day at the office today, so I need you to help her out and go to sleep fast tonight, okay? Can you help Mommy out?" Then I might've cared when the brat said no and threw a tantrum and Samuel L. Jackson came down with the Voice and said, "Oh, HELL no. Child, even if I have to lock you in this damned room, you are GOING the fuck to SLEEP."

    *sigh* I am so not the target audience for this stuff. The art was pretty good, though.
  • (3/5)
    This book parodies popular bedtime stories such as Goodnight Moon, presenting itself just like a child's picture book. The beginning lines of text on each page have the melody and flow of a gentle goodnight story, which finally erupts into the parent admonishing his child to go to sleep already - a declaration laced in profanity. The first several pages, I thought this ridiculously hilarious each time. I literally found myself snorting or chuckling under my breath every time some absurd expletive would explode from the otherwise mild and soothing story. But after that, it just got old and with the shock factor gone, so was the humor. It's a good thing this book is brief because otherwise it would really feel stale and tedious. Still, the concept is funny and the book obviously got the intended effect of lots of buzz - and presumably lots of sales as a result. I was glad to read it to finally see what all that talk was about and since it only took a few moments to read, it was entertaining enough. But I'm not about to go recommend it to everyone as an absolutely side-splitting, must-read book.