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Twisted Sister’s iconic anthem “We’re Not Going To Take It” has been adapted into a children’s book.

Published by Akashic Book, famous for the book Go The F*ck To Sleep, as part of their LyricPop collection, We’re Not Going To Take It features illustrations by Margaret McCartney. Its plot “follows three toddlers on a mission to defy their parents, whether it be lunchtime, bath time, or bedtime.”

In a statement transcribed by Blabbermouth, Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider said, “Seeing the images attached to the lyrics was shocking to me at first. I never imagined the song being relative to toddlers and infants and small children, but the realization was that rebellion is one of our first instincts. We have many first instincts of course — love, and hunger, things like that — but we also very quickly establish what we want and what we don’t want, and what we like and what we don’t like. Being rebellious is something born in us and bred in us, and it is at our very core, so seeing those pictures was actually an education for me.”

We’re Not Going To Take It is available for purchase at AkashicBooks.com.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.