This book teaches kids to spell and love mountain bikes

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The cover of Shred Til Bed.
The cover of Shred Til Bed.
  • Make bedtime storytime something to look forward to, for parents and kids.
  • Cleverly illustrated and selection phrase help with learning about language and mountain bikes.
  • It is a great tool for introducing your kids to mountain biking, without an intimidating ride experience. 


Never before, have parents been more burdened with the task of helping with foundational education.

Lockdown has required parents to become home tutors and the curriculum might be easily presented by professionals, but it can bore most adults to tears.

Alphabet books are not only a crucial aspect of teaching a young child to master the crucial skill of reading, it also creates the opportunity for family bonding time, away from devices.

The better alphabet books are ones with vivid illustrations, although the childlike subject matter can often defeat parental enthusiasm – especially at the umpteenth reading.

Mountain biking parents who wish to assist in providing the best foundational learning experience for their kids, now have a superior solution, thanks to Shotgun.

The New Zealand company specialises in producing kiddie seats and accessories that allow your little ones to join on that mountain bike ride.

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Shred Til Bed
An inside look at Shred Til Bed by Shotgun.
Shred Til Bed
An inside look at Shred Til Bed by Shotgun.
Shred Til Bed
An inside look at Shred Til Bed by Shotgun.

From pictures to a book on bikes

After commissioning a series of illustrations for kids to colour, Shotgun’s founders noticed the enthusiasm and decided to do a book. This alphabet book is called Shred Til Bed.

It is a wonderfully original blend of animal kingdom anthropomorphism and mountain bikes. At 52 pages Shred Til Bed offers stunning illustrations of animals riding bikes and explaining the alphabet by association.

The artwork is outstanding. Not only are the animals in Shred Til Bed riding like world champion mountain bikers, but its pages are also filled with pleasantly curated colour contrasts and the bike detailing is astounding.

If you are a dedicated mountain biker you will recognize some of your favourite bike models on those pages, as the illustrators of Shred Til Bed have made a splendid effort of creating a sense of relatability, for hardcore riders.

Bedtime stories can be trying. And teaching your kid the alphabet, even more so. But which kid dislikes animal illustrations?

Mountain bikers with a meaningful interest in helping kids with their alphabet acquisition, will find Shred Til Bed a more rewarding storytime experience for all.

ALSO READ: Now it's even easier to let your kid ride Shotgun on that mountain bike training ride

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