Race You to Bed! (Review & Giveaway)

By | March 2, 2010 at 6:53 am | 84 comments | Books & Reading, For the Kids

Any kid would enjoy a not-quite-ordinary bedtime book every once in a while. Race You to Bed by Bob Shea is one of those books!

The interplay between bright/bold and soft/pillowy graphics make this book a beauty to behold. Textures and patterns bring life to simple, 60s-inspired objects and animals in this tale, all about a whispy-white rabbit (with very long ears and very stretchy legs) who’s racing your kids to bed.

He races to and fro, in and around things, interacting with random objects along the way (a sailing skateboard, for instance), never breaking his stride. Our kids love the bunny’s expressive and exaggerated eyes. They giggle all throughout the audible race to the finish line, the animated and whimsical (and sometimes suspenseful), short and sweet journey that it is.

Who will get there first? Why, you’ll just have to wait and see.


This book is a prize for any little sleepyhead who’s reluctant to settle down at night for a good night’s rest. (Parents can rejoice in this book’s achievements, as well!)

You can purchase Race You to Bed from HarperCollins.com, several terrific online booksellers…or look for it in the new children’s books section at your nearest bookstore.

Win it! Thanks to HarperCollins Children’s, I have an extra copy of Race You to Bed for one of my readers!

Here’s how to enter:

1) MANDATORY: Leave me a comment below telling me another HarperCollins Children’s book you think your kids would love.
2) For an extra entry, subscribe to Muse Reviews’ feed — tell me in a separate comment if you’re a new subscriber or already a subscriber.
3) For a third entry, become friends with Muse Reviews on Facebook, then tell me you did so in a separate comment below.
4) For a fourth entry, twitter about this contest using @MuseReviews within your tweet, then tell me in a separate comment that you twittered!

I’ll close this contest next Wednesday, March 10th, 2010 at 11pm EST. Sorry; US entries only. Good luck!


Congrats to winner #77, Quanda, the winner of this book!

FTC info — Disclaimer: I received this product for free for review purposes; however, my review was honest and my opinions are my own. I only received the product itself; I received no other monetary compensation for this review. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”