Saturday, June 5, 2010

Shushybye Review & Giveaway...

My 3.5 year olds have been giving me a run for my money when it comes to bedtime.  It is the usual stall tactics favored by young children (I need a drink, I am hungry, Where is my teddy bear/bunny/lion etc) but it really can make the nighttime routine a challenge.  To add to this, one of the boys has started to have occasional bad dreams so when 7:00 rolls around it can be quite a scene at our house.  Our bedtime dramas are why I was particularly happy to receive a Shushybye Book and music CD for review.

For those of you who do not know, Shushybye is a brand/lifestyle designed to inspire children to look forward to sleep. The world of Shushybye is filled with fun characters called Shushies who lead children into a land filled with fun and sweet dreams. It is an adorable concept.  To explain further I am going to borrow an excerpt from the Shushybye website...

SHUSHYBYE is the land way above the clouds where the Shushies (led by SNOOZLES, DOZIE AND ZEEZ) make dreams for children, then place them in SHUSHYBYE Dream Boxes, which are sent to sleeping children via the SHUSHYBYE Train driven by CONDUCTOR MCCLOUD. In order to get their SHUSHYBYE dreams each night, children have to go to sleep on time for the arrival of the SHUSHYBYE Train - when Mommy and Daddy tell them to!


The Shushies who make the dreams live in such SHUSHYBYE villages as Slumber Heights, Yawn Island, Snore Shore and Nap Valley.

In addition to making children's nightly dreams together with his Shushie friends Dozie and Zeez, Snoozles also serves as the Dream Ambassador for the pre-school set. Whenever a child is experiencing any kind of concern - first day in preschool, a sibling coming into the family, visiting the pediatrician, sharing toys - Snoozles is there to land a helping hand.

The book I received to review, Shushybye Sleepover Surprise, has been a big hit. The boys were very excited to learn all about the Shushies. The book has colorful illustrations, endearing characters as well as a great message of doing something for your friends "just because".   Right away the boys were curious about the characters and excited to learn more about shushybye.  The book includes also includes a CD with the story narrated as well as a few very sweet Shushybye lullabies.  A real plus with my kiddos is that the book cover glows in the dark....it won big coolness points for that!

The CD I received, Shushybye & Goodnight, is a filled with fun, catchy music for kids.  The music is very upbeat and "danceable" so I recommend this one during the daytime hours.  Right now it is in our CD player in our car and the boys are really enjoying it and it gets us talking about the Shushies and their role in sleeping which in turn helps at bedtime.

The Shushybye book and CD get a big thumbs up from this mom and her two 3.5 year old critics.  You can see more about the Shushybyes at http://www.shushybye.com/.  While you are there check out the Shushybye Shoppe (love the Shushie dolls!!)  as well as some upcoming tour dates to see the Shushies live! 

 In addition, the people of Shushybye have offered one lucky Reviewed By Mom reader a copy of the book Shushybye Surprise and the CD, Shushybye & Goodnight!  Here is how to enter...

To Enter (this one is mandatory): Leave a comment at the end of this post telling me why you would like to win.


For extra entries:
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3. Tweet or blog about this giveaway & Let me know you where I can find it = 1 entry
4. Grab My Button for your blog & Leave a link to where I can find it = 1 entry
5. Follow Reviewed By Mom on Twitter=1 entry

Please leave a separate comment for each entry don't forget to leave your email so I can notify you if you win. The contest is open to residents of the US and will close on Sunday, June 13th at midnight. The winner will be announced via e-mail and also on this site on Monday, June 14th.
 
A great big thank you to the people at Shushybye for paparticipating in this review and giveaway and for making bedtime a little easier for this Mom!
 
*Disclosure:  Shushybye provided me with a book/cd for review purposes and is allowing me to host this giveaway to help promote their products. Shushybye will be responsible for prize distribution after I provide the shipping information of the winning entrant. No monetary compensation was received for this post. The sample products and giveaway offer in no way affected my review or opinion.

72 comments:

Emmi said...

my kids love this show. I don't know why...lol so they would love the book and cd
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jennjenn said...

I have been looking for the perfect book to help transition my 2,5 yr old son to his "big boy bed" and away from the hours our nightly cuddle time. It seems to me that this would be an excellent choice! thanks for the suggestion. Jenn
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Beth said...

I've always had trouble getting my 2 year old to sleep, so anything that helps would be great.

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Pam said...

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Carrie Smith said...

We are also having bedtime issues, it is great up until I say ok let's head upstairs and then the waterworks come on. And it is always great to add a new book to our collection.

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Jennifer said...

My girls love music! We would love something new to dance too! My girls are 1 and 3!

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Lara said...

Great Giveaway! I hope I win so I can read this to my daughter!
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I would love to win this prize because we're always looking for new tricks to help my son go to sleep and stay there through the night!

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Khrys { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

My 2yo daughter would love. She loves music and books, so this would be great for her!
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Louis said...

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Amanda said...

My littlest kids would really enjoy this at bedtime.

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craftedbymama said...

AS my son gets older bed time gets harder and stretched out. Anything that would help would be greatly appreciated.

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cindi said...

i have a 6 month old who may love it
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I have three little girls 6,5, and 2 that would love this! They love all music.

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Melissa B. said...

I'd like to try this in my pre k classroom at naptime.

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