Go De Rass to Sleep

Go De Rass to Sleep

Hardback Language: Uncoded languages

By (author) Adam Mansbach, Illustrated by Ricardo Cortes, Translated by Kwame Dawes

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  • Publisher: Akashic Books,U.S.
  • Format: Hardback | 32 pages
  • Language: Uncoded languages
  • Dimensions: 164mm x 215mm x 10mm | 221g
  • Publication date: 17 July 2014
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1617752746
  • ISBN 13: 9781617752742
  • Edition statement: Translation
  • Illustrations note: illustrations (colour)

Product description

Named one of the 20 Greatest New Father's Day Gifts by Advocate.com! "No matter what the country or the language, parents all over the world--loving, frustrated, exhausted parents--know what Adam Mansbach means. Since 2011, his comically obscene picture book has sold more than 1.5 million copies in dozens of languages from Afrikaans to Japanese to Nynorsk. And later this year, his little book will venture into new territory with a Jamaican patois translation: 'Go de R-s to Sleep.'" --"The Washington Post"/Style Blog "This version of Adam Mansbach's profane, affectionate, and radically honest book will remind whole new audiences about the absurdities of parenting. Just don't read it to the kids." --Advocate.com, The 20 Greatest New Father's Day Gifts Praise for "Go the Fuck to Sleep" "A new Bible for weary parents." --"New York Times" "Incredibly appealing." --"NPR" "A parenting zeitgeist...A phenomenon that has stunned the publishing world and may just redefine the modern 'parenting' market." --"Washington Post" "Delightfully obscene." --"Newsweek" "Nothing has driven home a certain truth about my generation, which is approaching the apex of its childbearing years, quite like this deranged book." --"New Yorker" 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 Cortes, "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.

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Adam Mansbach's novels include "Rage Is Back, The End of the Jews, " winner of the California Book Award, and the best-selling "Angry Black White Boy, " a "San Francisco Chronicle" Best Book of 2005. His fiction and essays have appeared in the "New York Times Book Review, " the "Believer, Granta, " the "Los Angeles Times, " and many other publications. He is the author of the worldwide best seller "Go the F*** to Sleep." Ricardo Cortes is best known for illustrating the #1 "New York Times" best-selling "Go the F*** to Sleep"; and the G-rated follow-up, "Seriously, Just Go to Sleep." Cortes first gained notoriety after his debut, "It's Just a Plant"--a children's book about marijuana, sparked controversy from "The O'Reilly Factor" to Capitol Hill. He has illustrated books about electricity, the Jamaican bobsled team, and jury nullification. His work has been featured in "Vanity Fair, Entertainment Weekly, New York Post, Village Voice, San Francisco Chronicle, " and on CNN and FOX News. He lives in Brooklyn, NY. Kwame Dawes was born in Ghana and raised in Jamaica. He is the author of fourteen books of poetry and many books of fiction, nonfiction, criticism, and drama, including "Gomer's Song"; and editor of several anthologies of poetry, including "So Much Things To Say." Kellie Magnus is a Jamaican children's book author. Her books are part of the BookStart Jamaica early childhood program given to newborns by the Government of Jamaica as well as the Literacy 123 collection used in Jamaican primary schools. She is also the author of the popular Little Lion series. She serves on the boards of the National Library of Jamaica, the Early Childhood Commission, and the Book Industry Association of Jamaica.