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Check Out New Book "If You Give a Kid a Cookie, Will He Shut the F Up?" [IMAGES]

If you give a kid a cookie will he shut the f up

Will this children's book for adults achieve the success of Go the F to Sleep?

When I met Adam Mansbach, author of the instantly classic children’s book for adults, “Go the F to Sleep,” I asked him if he planned on doing a follow-up book, like “Eat Your G.D. Vegetables” or “Stop Hitting Your F’ing Brother.”  He told me no, that he’d rather not try to repeat his success with some half-hearted attempt at cashing in on the new curse-laden literary genre he’d created.  But Mansbach’s unwillingness to sell out hasn’t prevented another set of authors from taking his f*cking great idea and running with it.

Which brings us to the new book, “If You Give a Kid a Cookie, Will He Shut the F Up?,” by Marcy Roznick and Miranda Lemming, out now from St. Martin’s Press.  Not only does the book (admittedly) bite Mansbach’s style, it parodies the popular “If You Give a [Blank] a [Blank]” series by Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond.  In their description of the book, St. Martin’s says, “Before they Go the F**k to Sleep, they need to Shut the F**k Up. If you give a kid a cookie, will he shut the f**k up? That is the question at the heart of this hilarious, deeply honest, profanity-laced book for parents who will do whatever it takes for a moment’s peace.”

When “Go the F to Sleep” was first released, author Amy Sohn wrote an essay for Babble wondering if a woman could get away with writing the same type of book.  Now two women have, and it’s even more brash than the original, with references to drunk uncles and – of all things – cockfighting.  Check out these images from “If You Give a Kid a Cookie, Will He Shut the F Up?” and let us know what you think about it!

  • If You Give a Kid a Cookie… 1 of 5
    If You Give a Kid a Cookie...
  • Will He Shut the F Up? 2 of 5
    Will He Shut the F Up?
  • Well, the sugar rush will make him crazy… 3 of 5
    Well, the sugar rush will make him crazy...
    So you'll put on a TV show to calm him down, but a purple dinosaur will tell him scissors are dangerous...
  • So he’ll reach for a pair, and knock over your beer… 4 of 5
    So he'll reach for a pair, and knock over your beer...
    The smell will remind him of Uncle Billy, who he'll want to call.
  • Of course, the old drunk won’t answer… 5 of 5
    Of course, the old drunk won't answer...
    And your kid'll throw a tantrum until you drive over to roust your useless brother-in-law.

You can read the rest of the book here, and order from Amazon here.  An audio book is forthcoming, to be recorded by Bobcat Goldthwait.  In related news, I was just informed yesterday that my video interview with Adam Mansbach will be included in the new e-book version of “Go the F to Sleep.”

So, what do you think?  Would you buy “If You Give a Kid a Cookie?”


Do you think these children’s books are any worse?

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