Elaine over at howlinbooks did this, er, howlin’ post yesterday to celebrate International Children’s Book Day!

Elaine Howlin

In honour of Children’s Book Day today (2nd April) I’ve compiled a list of books inspired by children’s books but for adults. These books are sometimes dark but bound to leave a grin on your face.

The first book, Go the F*ck to Sleep is great but the best way to enjoy it is to listen to the audio recording by Samuel L. Jackson. Look for it on youtube I’m sure it’s there.

Enjoy x

Go the F*ck to Sleep


Go the Fuck 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, he…

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