Seriously, You Have to Eat Review

Posted on Oct 7 2015 - 11:41pm by Susan Bewley

Disclosure: I received this product for free to review. The opinions in my review are honest & my own.

Looking for a cute book discussing the struggle of getting kids to eat? See what we think of Seriously YOu Have to Eat here!

How many of you have kids? If you raised your hand or nodded, you likely know the struggle of getting kids to eat. While I don’t have kids myself, I grew up with children in our family, not to mention my husband having younger siblings  when we were in high school. With many of my friends going through this struggle as well, I couldn’t help but laugh when I read Go the F**k to Sleep.  When I heard that Adam Mansbach had a new book, Seriously, You have to Eat, I knew I had to check it out!

Seriously, You Have to Eat: What is It?

Looking for a fun book on the same level as Seriously, You Have to Sleep? If so, we think you will love the kid friendly version of Adam Mansbach’s latest book Seriously, You Have to Eat. This hilarious book goes into the struggle of getting children to eat and how frustrating it is for parents. This book is filled with quite a bit of humor while still containing no profanity what so ever, allowing you to read this book to children and still get a bit of a giggle yourself. With the age-old struggle of getting kids to eat, we are certain parents and grandparents alike will love this book!

Seriously, You Have to Eat: Overall

Honestly, my husband and I thought this book was funny, even though we don’t have kids. Anyone that has ever dealt with children will find this book absolutely hilarious. The book goes through a parent’s perspective on kids refusing to eat, including them turning down their favorite food and refusing to eat what is available for them. As a sequel to Go the F**k to Sleep, parents will easily get a kick out of this book and the beautiful illustrations. Best of all, since this book is designed for kids and parents, you can sit and read the book with your kids, getting a big of a laugh out of this kid friendly version of You Have to F**king Eat. This can easily be the perfect gift for any new parent. Based on our own experience, I am happy to give Seriously, You Have to Eat an A rating.

Seriously, You Have to Eat: Where to Purchase

Want to purchase this hilarious book for your own book collection? You can find Seriously, You Have to Eat on for $13.14 or get the Kindle version for only $3.99.

DisclosureBudget Earth did not receive monetary compensation for this review, but did receive products for review purposes.  All opinions on this product are my own honest assessment, and may differ from our readers’ opinions. 

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Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

24 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. brenda disimone October 8, 2015 at 12:08 am - Reply

    I have to buy this for my nephews. They are such picky eaters, i am running out of options !

  2. ellen beck October 8, 2015 at 2:02 am - Reply

    I just rolled on the go the f to seep book. I bet this one is good too. I wish this a an adut version too because thee other was just a hoot.

  3. Margot C October 8, 2015 at 2:22 am - Reply

    This looks so cute, and (of course) I have said those very words! Yes, I have turned into my mother.

  4. Fee Roberts October 8, 2015 at 4:01 am - Reply

    I need to get this book for my granddaughter. She will not eat anything new and it’s so frustrating.

  5. Terri S October 8, 2015 at 8:39 am - Reply

    Sounds like a great read. Thank you for your great review! I will have to check it out.

  6. Shannon October 8, 2015 at 9:08 am - Reply

    This sounds like a cute book and thank you for sharing with us. I am sure that most parents would love it for their kids.

  7. Karen Jaras October 8, 2015 at 10:20 am - Reply

    I would love this book for my oldest grandson who is reading on his own now and loves Madagascar.

  8. Janel October 8, 2015 at 11:15 am - Reply

    Sounds like a great book. I was a picky eater as a kid and this may have helped me… my daughter is more open minded fortunately.

  9. lisa October 8, 2015 at 12:09 pm - Reply

    My husband better not see this. He’d probably laugh and say he has to get this and read it to me. He’s always trying to get me to eat, it’s absurd!

  10. denise smith October 8, 2015 at 2:20 pm - Reply

    we have 2 kids and i need to get this book it sounds really good

  11. Tamra Phelps October 8, 2015 at 3:51 pm - Reply

    I don’t have kids, but I babysit my niece & nephews a lot. I would’ve titled it: Seriously, You Have To Eat …something besides cookies & candy!

  12. Linda Manns Linneman October 8, 2015 at 4:53 pm - Reply

    I need to read this book I am helping my son raise his two young children and we struggle with this often. Thank you so much for sharing

  13. Sarah L October 8, 2015 at 5:50 pm - Reply

    No kids myself but I’ve seen how hard it is to get kids to eat. Looks like a fun book.

  14. Claudia October 8, 2015 at 6:06 pm - Reply

    Like you I do not have any children of my own but growing up was always the go to babysitter, also I have 12 nephew and nieces ranging from the age of 2 to late 20’s. And yes its a strugge to get the little ones to eat something that is not sweet. Sounds like this will be a great read for anyone who has been around children.

  15. Dianna Davis October 9, 2015 at 12:06 am - Reply

    Oh how fun– I think any one that has children go through this a time or two– my worst were the 1st and 3rd girl oh my gosh– they would eat a a bite and say ” I am so full it hurts. THank goodness they are wonderful cooks, and eat ewll now. THanks I need to find this to read for me.

  16. Sally Wilsey October 10, 2015 at 5:56 am - Reply

    My Granddaughter is starting to become a very picky eater. We have to play the 3, 4, 5 more bites game. She tries to outsmart us by only putting a little bit on the fork.

  17. Brooke B. October 10, 2015 at 10:38 pm - Reply

    I saw this at the book store – looks like a great Christmas gift for any parent LOL.

  18. Amy Green October 10, 2015 at 10:50 pm - Reply

    I’ll bet this book would be a big help to a lot of parents. I completely understand how people feel they need to keep their cool, and a sense of humor, when encountering difficult situations with their kids!

  19. Maida October 11, 2015 at 11:26 am - Reply

    Hahaha, sounds really interesting!

  20. Daniel Scott October 11, 2015 at 1:11 pm - Reply

    I want to get a copy of this for our school’s library. The amount of food wasted each day in our cafeteria is sad. This may help kids make better choices.

  21. terry myers October 14, 2015 at 5:07 am - Reply

    I love a book that will make me laugh. My child was a pickie eater.He is not now. I need a good book to make me laugh

  22. Amber Ludwig October 17, 2015 at 11:36 am - Reply

    Omgosh does my son need this!! He is the pickiest child in the entire world… it makes me crazy lol!! He would live off of candy and hot dogs if I would allow him too!! Ugh!! Lol!! St Nick is bringing him this bad boy 🙂

  23. Deborah D October 19, 2015 at 7:21 am - Reply

    This sounds like a fun book. I’ll have to check this book out.

  24. Stacey A Smith October 24, 2015 at 10:00 pm - Reply

    I was a picky eater and kind of still am just not as bad.sound like a funny book.

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