Yep, you read that right!
When Adam Mansbach’s (the author of this book) daughter Vivien was 2 years old, she would take up to two hours to fall asleep. Thoroughly knackered, Mansbach jokingly posted a note on his Facebook page with the status, “Look out for my forthcoming children’s book, Go the — to Sleep“.
Friends of Mansbach responded enthusiastically, so he began writing what was at first only a hypothetical book. Mansbach had the illustrations for the picture book done by a friend, illustrator Ricardo Cortés and approached a book publisher by the name of Akashic Books, from New York.
The funniest thing is; some people have mistakenly thought that this is actually a book to read to their young children at night, in order to get them to sleep. Although this book can be ordered via Amazon, please keep in mind that this is for parental humour – something we’re sure many of you parents will ‘get’ as you’ve been there, seen it, done it 🙂