Monday, July 13, 2015

You Have to F***ing Eat by Adam Mansbach


This looks like a fun and lighthearted picture book, but—as you may have guessed—it’s not quite for kids! You Have to F***ing Eat is written for all parents who have struggled with picky eaters. It features brightly colored pictures and fun, rhythmic verse, this book eloquently gives voice to every parent’s internal monolog. Take the following excerpt (one of my favorite):



If you nodded in sympathy, then this is the book for you. Even those of us who have yet to experience this adventure first-hand will understand and appreciate this book. It’s witty and honest. I especially love that the format mimics that of a picture book. Any anyone who has read and reread to a young child will quickly catch onto the lyrical rhymes.

If you want more irreverent parenthood humor, check out Mansbach’s original Go the F*** to Sleep, a story documenting one of childhood’s greatest battles: bedtime. Or, check out the edited Seriously, Just Go to Sleep and share the fun with your child. These and more can be found at your local Virginia Beach Public Library.

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