Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Spoonfuls of Stories

Being the big proponent that I am when it comes to books, I had to make a post reminding you all about the promotion General Mills is running right now.

Just as Cheerios cereal helps fuel kids to start the day, reading gives them the power to succeed in life. Parents and families play a critical role in making reading a priority.

For the last 7 years, Cheerios has teamed up with parents and families to encourage reading with "Spoonfuls of Stories®," distributing more than 35 million books in boxes of Cheerios and donating over $2.9 million to First Book, an award-winning children's literacy nonprofit.

Look for these books inside specially marked boxes of Cheerios starting November 2008, and while supplies last:

Romeo and Lou Blast Off
By Derek Anderson
Illustrated by Derek Anderson

Monkey and Me
By Emily Gravett
Illustrated by Emily Gravett

Diego's Wolf Pup Rescue
Adapted by Christine Ricci
Illustrated by Art Mawhinney

Duck for President
By Doreen Cronin
Illustrated by Betsy Lewin

When Dinosaurs Came with Everything
By Elise Broach
Illustrated by David Small

So, whether or not you're a big fan of the plain Cheerios themselves (I'm not. I prefer the Honeynut kind myself.), why not go out and pick up a couple of boxes now. If your kids are anything like mine they see the prizes/toys shown on a cereal box and are jumping crazy to get them. Why not indulge them this time, and get a prize that will keep on giving for years to come through strengthened language skills, literary skills, etc?!


Anna said...

My daughter loves the books in the Cheerios boxes! She's received some good ones, too!

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Terry Doherty said...

We got Duck for President on Election Day. How ironic. Now, if cereal prices could just come down like gas prices.

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