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First Look! 'Go the F*ck to Sleep' Now Has a Companion Book Actually Meant for Kids

By Meredith Carroll |

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Samuel L. Jackson isn't kidding around as he makes a cameo in the new book

Seriously, Just Go to Sleep is the G-rated version of the very R-rated Go the F*ck to Sleep, which was a children’s book not for children that was released to the pee-in-your-pants kind of laugh-so-hard-it-seriously-hurt reaction from parents everywhere in 2011.

If you’ve ever tried to get some kids to go the f*ck to sleep, then the original book was right up your alley. But if some of those kids got their hands on the original book, then you already know you had to think a little too hard on your feet as you tried to come up with reasons why they weren’t allowed to look at the book that looked like it belonged in the children’s section of the library.

Problem solved. Seriously, Just Go to Sleep keeps the soul of the first book while leaving out the f-bombs and other inappropriate lines.

Here’s a first look at the book, which might just replace Goodnight Moon as your bedtime book staple:


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Getting some kids to go the f*ck to sleep is no joke


Bleary and dazed I awaken
To find your eyes shut, so I keep
My fingers crossed tight as I tiptoe away
And pray that you’re really asleep

All images used with permission from Akashic Books

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Meredith C. Carroll is an award-winning columnist and writer based in Aspen, Colorado. She can be found regularly on the Op-Ed page of The Denver Post. From 2005-2012 her other column, "Meredith Pro Tem" ran in several newspapers, as well as occasionally on The Huffington Post since 2009. Read more about her (or don’t, whatever) at her website. Read bio and latest posts → Read Meredith's latest posts →

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0 thoughts on “First Look! 'Go the F*ck to Sleep' Now Has a Companion Book Actually Meant for Kids

  1. bob says:

    Peas and rice, only a cotton-headed ninny muggins could appreciate this batch of melon farming mule fritters.

  2. Katherine says:

    The original is one of my favorites and I definitely read it to my kids (though they are under three and don’t get it). Love another version already!

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