Any one who was attempted to get their child to bed will be laughing out loud as the story is read. My son is eleven and it reminded me why he is an only child. Samuel L. Jackson is great.
This book is so true, I have a 3 yr old that tires every trick in the book from the "I am thirsty" to the "running up an down the hallways". I will be sure to purchase this book.
Okay, I never actually said EXACTLY that, but like many fathers, I wanted to keep the bedtime ritual short and sweet, emphasis on "short." Samuel L. Jackson provides a brief intro that is clearly spoken by a dad that has read his child Seuss' WACKY WEDNESDAY many too many times. Me, personally, I tried skipping a few pages here and there, but kids notice that kind of thing after the 100th reading. Jackson then delivers the reading without undue vocal theatrics, and his every-dad delivery is funnier than the words alone because of that simple approach. If you don't like cursing under any circumstance, and you consciously avoid off-color humor, don't get this one. However, if you enjoy finding your laughs through an unexpected contradiction between language and circumstance (e.g., repeatedly uttering the word f--k in a children's bedtime story) this is worth hearing at least once. An added bonus feature is the anonymously voiced intro and credits (starting at about 5:36) that are hilariously deadpan. I gave this a rating of 5 out of 5. I can't guarantee that it will be that good the 100th time you hear it, but I guarantee it will be that funny the first time.
Artist living & working in the SF Bay Area
As a father of two 'active' very young sons - This is spot on to the nightly battles that i've endured for YEARS. A quick collection of sitautional jokes and slips many modern parents have endured. Best little freebee audible book to date. Hilarous - worthy of the humor and humanity of Mark Twain - if somewhat more profane *grins
I wish i could easily share this with others - this would be a great way to Virally expose audible to friends. )
What an hilarious take on the nightly bedtime story. Buy one for each of your adult children who have children of their own. They will love you for it.
Adam Mansbach had a genius idea and Samuel L Jackson has the perfect voice to present it.
This was absolutely positively hillarious!!!! As a parent of a 2 1/2 year old, I couldn't even express how much this reflects as well as comfort a parent. I can see myself totally sitting with a cup of coffee reading it to myself - after storytime..
..when she finally goes down to sleep..