go-the-fuck-to-sleep.jpgCanongate has purchased rights to Go The F*** to Sleep by Adam Mansbach - a new book that has already become a viral sensation. (Admittedly I saw it the other day and couldn't stop laughing!) The book will be published in time for Fathers' Day and is likely to make a great novelty gift (providing, of course, that it really doesn't get read to the kids...)

Go the F*** 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 Cortes, Go the F*** 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.

Oh and here's a sample verse, courtesy of BoingBoing...

The cats nestle close to their kittens now.
The lambs have laid down with the sheep.
You're cozy and warm in your bed, my dear
Please go the f*** to sleep.

A great gift for new parents, don't you think?