Go De Rass To Sleep: (A Jamaican Translation)
by Adam Mansbach
Publication Date: Jun 10, 2014
List Price: $14.95
Format: Hardcover, 32 pages
Imprint: Akashic Books
Publisher: Akashic Books
Parent Company: Akashic Books
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The best-selling Go the F*** to Sleep has been translated into over thirty languages worldwide. Now it is finally translated for Jamaican and other Caribbean parents of the world. Given how many West Indians live in the US and Canada, the market for this book should be broad, but focused mainly on areas with a large Caribbean community.
Go de Rass 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 Cortés, Go de Rass 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.
- Family & Relationships / Parenting / General
- Humor / Form / Parodies
- Humor / Topic / Adult
- Humor / Topic / Marriage & Family
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