7 Terribly Funny Children's Book Parodies For Adults

Parodies of classic children's books geared towards adults are all the rage these days.  Revisiting your favorite childhood stories with a unique and vulgar new spin is a great way to laugh your way down memory lane.

While the titles and illustrations found in these books may mirror some of the children's book greats, these tales are anything but the wholesome reads we enjoyed as kids.  

Here are some examples of how Authors and Illustrators have teamed up to put your most cherished characters into questionable circumstances.

1.  Go The F*ck To Sleep


Go The F*ck To Sleep, by Adam Mansbach, is a tale sure to touch the hearts of parents everywhere.  In this book, a parent tries to get their child to sleep, but alas, the child tries to trick their way out of going to bed by demanding another story, a drink, etc.

2.  If You Give A Kid A Cookie, Will He Shut The F*ck Up?


If You Give A Kid A Cookie, Will He Shut The F*ck Up? is written by Marcy Roznick and highlights the challenges parents face when their children throw temper tantrums.

3. All My Friends Are Dead


All My Friends Are Dead, by Avery Monsen, is a dark and humorous story that shows the downside of being a number of things such as a dinosaur, pirate, tree, and even a zombie.  “If you're a dinosaur, all of your friends are dead. If you're a pirate, all of your friends have scurvy. If you're a tree, all of your friends are end tables.”

4. The Taking Tree: A Selfish Parody


The Taking Tree: A Selfish Parody, by Shrill Travesty, is a parody of The Giving Tree that more realistically shows how a tree would feel if a boy stripped it of its branches and fruit for selfish motives.

5. Pat The Husband


Pat The Husband, by Kate Merrow Nelligan, is an interactive book that pokes fun at husbands, literally, and several other fun things women wish they could do to their husbands (like pull a tab to make him nod to your demands).

6.  F*ck You Sun

F*ck You Sun, by Matt Cole, is a story about a bunny who went binge-drinking and begins to remember what happened while doing so.  Basically, this is the bunny version of the movie The Hangover.


7. Everybody Dies


Everybody Dies, by Ken Tanaka, is a parody of Everybody Poops and goes through all the many ways people meet their fate.

This article has been brought to you by the letter “F” (and several asterisks).  The moral of this story is that life is indeed a fairytale.  A burnout adventure of work overload, f-bombs, binge drinking, and child-rearing gone awry.  

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