May 10, 2011

It's Just An Awesome Bedtime Book With The F-Bomb In The Title


Wait, yeah, yeah, Adam Mansbach, author of Go The F*%$ To Sleep. But why did I not recognize that the illustrator Ricardo Cortes is the Ricardo Cortes, creator of the kindergarten-narc-thwarting classic, It's Just A Plant?

I mean, holy smokes, people, It's Just A Plant! It's like the Goodnight Moon of the It's Just A genre.

I'd say I'm the big bloggin' man, need the info. But truth be told, 1) I'm not that big, and 2) in the last few days, I've had the info, thanks to an easy half dozen people who forwarded a complete scan of Mansbach and Cortes's book.

And I must say, from the title, it really could have been a dumbass, Vice/Funny-or-Die/The Hangover-style bro stunt. But it's just the opposite: it is both smartly felt and well done, an authentically funny juxtaposition of idyllic bedtime rhymes and exhausted, uneasy parenting.

Rather than cold posting the PDF, here's just one hit:

The cubs and the lions are snoring,
Wrapped in a big snuggly heap.
How is it you can do all this other great shit
But you can't lie the f*&k down and sleep?
Can you feel the love tonight? [Thanks to many people but first to DT readers Oren and Cameron]

Pre-order on Amazon [amazon]
Previously: Hey Go The F**k To Sleep Guy, Publish Your F**king Book Already!

Previous Cortes joints [sic] on DT: The "I Don't Want To Blow You Up" Coloring Book
It's Just A Plant: the book to explain marijuana to your kids

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