Seriously, You Have to Eat by Adam Mansbach
October 6, 2015 – Akashic Books
32 pages- Children’s, Humor, parenting
I was given a copy of this book, free, in exchange for my honest opinion.
From Goodreads: On the heels of the New York Times best seller You Have to F**king Eat (a sequel to the worldwide mega-best seller Go the F**k to Sleep), now comes the version that is entirely appropriate to read to–and with–children. While the message and humor will be similar to the adult version, there will, of course, be no profanity whatsoever.
Step aside Green Eggs and Ham, there’s a new, 21st-century book in town that will compel all finicky children to eat!
My Thoughts: If you have heard of Mansbach you know that the original version of this story is not suitable for children. It may be what is going on inside the parent’s head , but not something they would actually say to their kid. This version is suitable for kids. In fact, I have already read this to my kid several times. Though he enjoyed the experience of listening to me read to, he is to young to understand what is going on (he’s only 9 months old). I was amused by the situations that the narrator and child finds themselves in. I am certain that this is a story that will be read over and over again in the next few years.
5 stars *****