4.22.2009

Cheerios Spoonfuls of Stories Program LIVE GIVEAWAY

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CHEERIOS SPOONFULS OF STORIES
Big Books in Little Hands

When I was younger, I remember begging for the "cool" cereal that had the coolest toy in it. As a parent, I was excited the first time I seen a book inside the box of cereal! Not just a cheap and corny book, but a quality educational book!

Cheerios has given away more than 35 million children's book in cereal boxes. Cheerios has also donated almost $3 million to First Book, their non-profit partner, which provides books to low-income families.

In its third year, Cheerios is looking for anyone interested in writing children's books. This is to encourage previously unpublished, up-and-coming children's book authors and to nurture a love of reading. Entries will be accepted until July 15, 2009. Entrants will be judged on appropriate story and content for children ages 3-8, emotional connection, writing quality, uniqueness, and read-aloud potential. For more information go to Spoonfuls of Stories Contest.

Cheerios has sent the Morris Bunch a Spoonfuls of Stories gift set. This included all four of these books that you see. Two of the books are in English and Spanish! All of the books have something great to offer our children.

The favorite in our house is definitely Monkey and Me by Emily Gravett. My girls love monkeys! We tell them all the time that they are monkeys. They also love books about animals which is what this book is about. I love that I can read the book in Spanish or English to them.

Cheerios has also offered 1 lucky family their very own Spoonfuls of Stories gift set.
To Enter:

For the first entry, you MUST post a comment answering this question:

If you could be a character from a children's book, who would it be?

After that as long as the comment meets qualifications then you can continue entering!

To Qualify:
  1. This giveaway is open to U.S. addresses only. You do not need to be a blogger to enter, but you must have a valid email address. If you enter anonymously without providing an email address, then I will choose another winner.
  2. You must post a comment about your favorite children's book, favorite Cheerios, or the Spoonfuls of Stories program. (UNLIMITED ENTRIES)
  3. Twitter this contest and you can also receive an extra entry. (UNLIMITED ENTRIES)




You can enter as many times as you would like andyou can post twice in a row!
I will pull a winner sometime at 12AM EST on 4/25. I won't be telling you how far I will let it go, so keep posting! You can post consecutively.

Good luck!


72 comments:

Doré said...

I would love to be Tigger cause he is just so bouncy and always full of energy!

Staci said...

I would be Duck (from the Duck & Goose series). They always have so much fun!

Doré said...

My favorite children's book has always been The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. I have 2 copies of it because the 1st is so worn out!

Shana said...

Okay I'm going to go with Ameldia Badelia. (no clue if that's how you spell it) She always had so much fun

Shana said...

My favorite cheerios are the good ole Original. I used to like Honey nut but haven't had them since having kids so I don't remember what they taste like...lol

Shana said...

Oh but the Strawberry yogurt one's are pretty darn good too.

Staci said...

Our favorite kids books right now are the Little Critter series.

MJ said...

I'd be Mrs. Wishy Washy. I'd love to live on a farm.

Valerie Williams said...

One of my favorite books when I was younger was Madeline! I always wanted to be her! :)

Valerie Williams said...

I used to mix my cheerios with orange juice because I was allergic to milk!

Valerie Williams said...

Another favorite book was Bernstein Bears!! I loved them!

Valerie Williams said...

As I got a little older, I was OBSESSED with The Baby Sitters Club: Little Sister series.

Valerie Williams said...

I loved books. LOL I will just keep commenting about them. I used to be a big reader before I discovered the world of INTERNET haha!!

When I was really little, my favorite was Curious George!! My mom had "Curious George Goes to the Hospital" completely memorized. She used to tell me the story without even having the book. I think this is when my first desire to work in the medical field was born! ;)

Shana said...

Ohhhhh, The Baby sitters club rocked! I loved that series

Valerie Williams said...

Another favorite was The Pokey Little Puppy. So cute. I look forward to reading Aubrey that story!

Miss Mandee said...

I would be David from the David Shannon books (No! David, etc.) because he gets to have all the fun!

Miss Mandee said...

My favorite Cheerios are Multi-grain Cheerios! Yummy!

Miss Mandee said...

I also love the Click Clack Moo books. That duck is one clever little guy! lol

Miss Mandee said...

I just realized that one of the books in this group has the duck from the click clack moo books! lol I would vote for him, he is way smart!

Christine said...

I would want to be Max from Where the Wild Things Are. =)

Christine said...

Where the Wild Things Are has always been a favorite of mine. I have read it over and over to my boys! I wanted to decorate their room with that but it was hard to find stuff for it!

Christine said...

Another favorite of mine is Goodnight Moon. That is just one of those sweet classic storybooks that is great at the end of the day... or in the middle of the day when you are cuddling on the couch and feeling calm.

Christine said...

Guess How Much I Love You is a newer favorite of mine. I even got the Baby's First Year book for Leo with that theme. It is so sweet.

Christine said...

I looooooove Cheerios. I love the plain ones but my favorite is definitely good old Honey Nut. Those things are addicting!!

Christine said...

I am very interested in this Spoonfuls of Stories program... I have always toyed with the idea of writing a children's book. I have bunches of ideas but never actually sit down to do it!

itsahumanzoo said...

I love Max from Where the Wild Things Are

valerie2350 said...

pippi longstocking

so much fun and such a cool house to live in :)

valerie2350 said...

we like the little critter books

valerie2350 said...

my favorite cheerios are the regular ones

valerie2350 said...

i like eating cheerios plain or with milk

valerie2350 said...

my guys like honey nut cheerios

valerie2350 said...

and they also like the frosted ones

valerie2350 said...

i've tried the flavored cheerios

valerie2350 said...

but i still prefer the originals

Valerie Williams said...

i think its cool that 2 of the books are in spanish too! i want to teach aubrey some spanish as she grows up

Valerie Williams said...

A really cute book series for younger kids just learning how to read is the Junie B. Jones series. SOOO cute!

Valerie Williams said...

I used to read Junie B Jones books to my little sister :)

Valerie Williams said...

I just recently bought a Junie B Jones book for my best friend's daughter who turned 6.

Valerie Williams said...

When Catie opened the present, all the kids said "Oooooooh Junie B Jones, COOL!!!!" LOL!

Valerie Williams said...

I have a book called Mama Mama that I read to Aubrey :) it's very cute!

Valerie Williams said...

We also have another book that Nathan reads to Aubrey. It's called... Papa Papa! :)

Miss Mandee said...

Elena's current favorite book is The Monster at the End of the Book. It has Grover in it! Too cute!

Miss Mandee said...

I have a whole library of books down in my play room, I could go on for hours about favorite books. Dr. Seuss is of course a favorite author, you can never go wrong with one of his books....A person's a person no matter how small!

Miss Mandee said...

Val, Mikaela totally loves the Junie B Jones books, she just read one on Saturday we got from the library!

Miss Mandee said...

The Flat Stanley books are a favorite of hers too!

Miss Mandee said...

I would love to write children's stories. It has always been a dream and I have lots of ideas but don't really know how to begin!

Miss Mandee said...

I also love The Kissing Hand and Pocket Full of Kisses!

Doré said...

I always loved the Ameila Bedelia (sp)Books. So much fun!

Doré said...

Matilda by Roald Dahl was definitely one of my favorites. The movie they mde it into is fantastic as well.

Doré said...

I'm back again!! I love books, what can I say?!?!

How about the Berenstein Bears?? I think I had ALL of them at one time... I wish I still had them now for Brayden... I'll have to start looking around for them.

melanie said...

i would like to be olivia. i've always wanted to have a great imagination like that. besides, how great is it to be the center of all that drama (instead of having to clean up after it).

melanie said...

i'm really enjoying the magic treehouse series with my kids right now. i like that they learn a lot and enjoy the well-written story.

melanie said...

my favorite cheerios are the ones with the oat clusters.

(i forgot to give my email address before: melanie(dot)myatt(at)gmail(dot)com

icefairy said...

I wanna be Harry Potter! Thanks for the giveaway.
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Christine said...

One of my favorite books is "I Am A Bunny" and Leo loves that one too. I remember reading that one when I was very small. Now, when I read it to Leo, it brings me back to being a little kid -- looking at those same pictures.

Jammie said...

I do not recall much of my child hood but as of ow my favorite kids story would be hop on pop. I home school my daughter and that was the first book she could read

janetfaye said...

I would be Thomas the Train.

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Jennifer, The Lady Riposter said...

That's a tough question! I kind of wanted to be Laura Ingels Wilder but only for about a day. I need my running water and electricity. :)

Jennifer, The Lady Riposter said...

I actually really like the multigrain Cheerios. They're just sweet enough without being too sweet.

janetfaye said...

I like original Cheerios.

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Valerie Williams said...

The Cat in the Hat is a classic!

Valerie Williams said...

We have "The Cat in the Hat" kid gowns at work for the little kids to wear when they are doing allergy tests. It makes me happy that kids still know who "The Cat in the Hat" is :)

Valerie Williams said...

Green Eggs & Ham always grossed me out since I'm SO picky! LOL!

Valerie Williams said...

I wonder if Goosebumps is still around? lol That was my brothers favorite book series!

Valerie Williams said...

Clifford the Big Red Dog was another favorite!

Valerie Williams said...

My grandma bought Aubrey a Clifford pop up book. She loves it!

Valerie Williams said...

I also loved the Little Golden Books!

Valerie Williams said...

I almost forgot another favorite! Babar!!

Valerie Williams said...

The strawberry yogurt Cheerios sound interesting! I might have to try them!

Valerie Williams said...

An "older" child hood favorite was Where the Red Fern Grows. I cried like a baby when I read it, lol

Valerie Williams said...

Tweeted this give away!

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