New Delhi: A bedtime book for parents which is suppose to put children to sleep, 'Go the F*** to Sleep' has topped the Amazon's bestseller chart a month before its publication. It has reached the number one slot on the strength of pre-orders.
Of course it goes without saying the book is actually not meant to be read out to children. It is a parody of kids' picture books.
The 32-page book has the snappiest possible title one can have for a bedtime book for children. 'Go The F*** To Sleep' and was inspired by the author's daughter Vivien's failure to drop off at the requisite moment.
Written by Adam Mansbach and illustrated by Ricardo Cortes. The cover of the book, in which a bunch ferocious tigers sleeping next to an innocent child itself speaks the story inside.
Published by small US press Akashic Books, it was originally due out in October. But a pirated PDF went viral, becoming an instant hit with exhausted parents the 32-page book to the top of Amazon's bestseller chart.
Here's a verse from the book:
"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."