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

Samuel L. Jackson
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:


  • Please 1 of 6
    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
  • Pretty Please 2 of 6
    Pretty Please
    The cats nestle close to their kittens
    The lambs have lain down with the sheep.
    You're cozy and warm in your bed, my dear.
    Please, just this once, go to sleep.
  • With Sugar on Top? 3 of 6
    With Sugar on Top?
    All the kids from preschool are in dreamland.
    The froggie has made his last leap.
    No way, you can't go to the bathroom.
    Guess where you can go, my darling? To sleep.
  • No, Really — Please? 4 of 6
    No, Really — Please?
    The eagles who soar through the sky are at rest
    And the creatures who crawl, run and creep.
    I know you're not thirsty. You just had a drink.
    Stop goofing around now, and sleep.
  • Seriously? 5 of 6
    The flowers doze low in the meadows
    And high on the mountains so steep.
    My life is absurd. This is taking forever.
    Stop messing with me, please, and sleep.
  • Just Go to Sleep! 6 of 6
    Just Go to Sleep!
    Seriously, Just Go To Sleep is in bookstores now.

All images used with permission from Akashic Books

Follow Meredith Carroll on Twitter

Article Posted 5 years Ago

Videos You May Like