This was too funny from description to the end of the story. I am at a loss for words otherwise. Enjoy, it will be the most amusing 5 minutes of your day.
I remember reading a book called "No Nap Today" and ironically that was the only book that would work for my kids. But before that, I know I felt just like Mr. Jackson sounded as he narrated this book. I don't think I actually said that to my kids, but I sure thought it! It's nice to be able to look back and laugh about it, and miss it all at the same time. Great kids book, that's not for kids!
I have a 4,7 and 9 year old. Right now it is my 4 year old that will not go to sleep. I can picture myself reading to her and thinking exactly what the book says. I have listened to this book many times and laugh just as hard as the first time I heard it. I cannot reccomend this more to a parent that has tried to put a child to sleep.
Audio books have always had the effect of putting me to sleep, so it seems ironic that a bedtime story for adults introduced me to the joy of an audio book for the first time.
Adam Mansbach has written and Ricardo Cortes has beautifully illustrated a wonderful account of a parent attempting to get his toddler to go to sleep. With the incredible talent of Academy Award nominee, Samuel L. Jackson, added what parent or even grandparent hasn’t been reminded of what a failure they are when challenged by a small child. As the saying goes, I laughed ‘til I cried.
It’s no wonder this simple book has become a best-seller but it took a free download from audible.com to get me to pay attention. (By the way, I don’t know about you, but never before have I associated Samuel L. Jackson with a bedtime story!)
This is a great book for itself and Samuel does a excellent bringing it back to life!! I'll recommend this book to anybody that has suffered trying to get a little, pure and innocent kid to go the F**K to sleep!!
I've got a great sense of humor and don't mind a little profanity. However, this was way too over the top and would have been much funnier with a little less of the "F" bomb. I found it full of hostility and demeaning to children. It concerns me that there are so many people who find this incredibly funny or hilarious. Maybe, I'm not just as hip as I need to be. I listened to the recording fully and found little to no humor in it.
A good storybook for parents, but I can't imagine actually reading it to my daughter. A good way to get some laughs and kill a breaktime.
If you have ever spent time trying to get your child to sleep re-reading Goodnight Moon for the 14 millionth time - this book is for you. I originally got it for my daughter because I just knew she would appreciate it, but had to download it to my Kindle because I couldn't miss out on all the fun! How I wish I had been smart enough to come up with this idea instead of just thinking it! This is the perfect book for that new parent of a third child that you just don't know what to get for the baby shower. You will have the hit present of the party, and everyone will get a good laugh. Read this book and laugh along with it.