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Cheerios Spoonfuls of Stories program and Giveaway

by Alicia on October 19, 2009 in Books, New posts

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Cheerios Spoonful of Stories

I just put Madelyn down for her nap (she’s not sleeping yet by the way) and thanks to Cheerios we read two new books today. The first book from the Spoonful of Stories gift pack is about a little girl named Ruby who has a little issue with manners and must straighten up before she has tea with the Queen who ends up being her Grandma. The second book we read, Sleepyhead, and is a great bedtime story about a little teddy bear that always wants another story, another kiss, another cuddle. Sound farmiliar? The books are written in english and spanish but I’m not brave enough to read them in spanish yet.

About the Cheerios Spoonfuls of Stories program:

Over the past eight years, Cheerios has given away more than 40 million children´s books by distributing them free inside cereal boxes and has donated $3.2 million to First Book, their non-profit partner, which provides books to children from low-income families. The program is part of Cheerios´ ongoing commitment to helping parents provide their children with a healthy, nutritional and educational foundation.

CheeriosBeginning this month, Cheerios is again bringing books to the breakfast table, by providing six million children´s books free inside Cheerios boxes. The books are for children ages 3 to 8 years old, and include a brand new book in the popular “Trucktown” series, available only inside Cheerios boxes. And for the first time, all five books have been specially printed in both English and Spanish.

This year´s book offerings from Cheerios – all by Simon & Schuster Children´s Publishing – are:

Junkyard Fort, written by Jon Scieszka, and illustrated by David Shannon, Loren Long and Dave Gordon: Join Gabriella, Jack, Melvin, Ted, Lucy and the other Trucktown characters as they make their own fort, using things found in the junkyard. Ages 4-8.

Tea for Ruby, written by The Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson, and illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser: Wherever Ruby goes, a bit of disaster seems to follow. But one sunny morning, things change when the postman brings Ruby an amazing invitation: would she like to have tea with the Queen? Ruby needs to polish her manners, and quickly. Ages 4-8.

Sleepyhead, written by Karma Wilson and illustrated by John Segal: In this rhythmic bedtime story, a cat is the parent and a teddy bear is the child who doesn’t want to go to bed. All ready for bed with teeth brushed and story read, Sleepyhead teddy tries anything to prolong his bedtime; books and his quilt provide ample fodder for his imagination. Ages 3-7.

Ballyhoo Bay, written by Judy Sierra and illustrated by Derek Anderson: Mira Bella, an artist who teaches painting and sculpture, loves Ballyhoo Bay and what it offers: sun, sea, sand, and sky. But one gray day a billboard arrives, announcing an impending development that would take all the fun out of the place. Read along to see if Mira Bella and her art can save the day and Ballyhoo Bay! Ages 4-8.

What´s Under the Bed?, written and illustrated by Joe Fenton: Young Fred cannot stop worrying about the scary creature that might be hiding beneath his bed. Finally summoning the courage to peer under his bed, Fred, with his cumbersome glasses, sees that the only thing there is Ted, his friendly Teddy Bear! Ages 3-7.

Learn more about the Spoonful of Stories program here.

GIVEAWAY!
Enter to win a Spoonfuls of Stories gift pack!
The gift pack includes a set of the five Spoonfuls of Stories books, a box of Cheerios, and a $25 gift card to Barnes & Noble.
To enter just tell me in the comments below what book character your child is most like and for two entries tell me what your child’s favorite book is in a second comment. For four entries click here to Tweet this post then leave your Twitter user name in a third comment. For example, my son is most like Jack from Jack and Annie. He loves to explore and learn.
Entries accepted until October 27th.

A big thanks to Cheerios and MyBlogSpark for providing us with the free Cheerios Spoonful of Stories gift pack, information, and prize pack. Feel free to tell Cheerios how much you love them for their awesome cereal and Spoonful of Stories program below!

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Kathy Buckner October 28, 2009 at 9:59 pm

My granddaughter is like Ruby in Tea for Ruby. She always seems to get in trouble or have things go the wrong way and yet, she is the sweetest little thing going!!

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Sara B October 27, 2009 at 11:15 am

my son is most like the bear in sleepy head… always one more thing before bed!

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Sara B October 27, 2009 at 11:04 am

my son’s favorite book is good night moon- it seems like he always finds something new each time we read it.

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Doreen October 26, 2009 at 10:51 pm

I follow you on Twitter! (luvcontests is my username)

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Doreen October 26, 2009 at 10:49 pm
Doreen October 26, 2009 at 10:42 pm

This is a wonderful giveaway by Cheerios!! :) I don’t have any kids of my own. However, I’m around children all day at my job. I work in a School. My fav childhood book is Charlotte’s Web, such a classic!

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denise October 26, 2009 at 9:11 am

My twins’ current favorite is Hide and Seek Turkeys.

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denise October 26, 2009 at 9:09 am

I would have to say one of my boys is like Curious George and the other reminds me of Clifford.

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Janet Carpenter October 25, 2009 at 1:00 am
Janet Carpenter October 25, 2009 at 12:59 am

My daughter’s favorite book changes daily – today it’s Dinosaur, Roar! She has been into opposites lately and that shows dinosaurs with opposite characteristics. If I had to choose an all-time favorite it would be Goodnight Moon. She also likes Sandra Boynton books quite alot, Moo Baa La La La is a big hit. Lauren Child’s, Charlie and Lola series too! Last year she dressed as one of the characters, BatCat, for Halloween.

Thank you for this opportunity and thanks to Cheerios for a great product and supporting the blogging community!

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Janet Carpenter October 25, 2009 at 12:56 am

My daughter is alot like Lola from Lauren Child’s character in her Charlie and Lola series. Maya has an incredible imagination, just like Lola and a similar sense of humor. She is just chockful of personality ;)

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Kelly Robertson Notar October 24, 2009 at 4:29 pm

My kiddos think that they are a lot like Dora and Diego ;o) But our household can barely count to three in Spanish. We’re learning though!

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Kelly Robertson Notar October 24, 2009 at 4:24 pm

My sons loves the “How do Dinosaurs” series. He learns so much from them.

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jkellertn October 24, 2009 at 1:19 am
jkellertn October 24, 2009 at 1:16 am

My child’s favorite book is Zoo Break.

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jkellertn October 24, 2009 at 1:15 am

My dd is most like Junie B Jones.

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JC October 24, 2009 at 1:12 am

For four entries.
Tweeted@tcarolinep http://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/5116668452

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JC October 24, 2009 at 1:11 am

Their favorite book is Open the Barn Door recently.
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JC October 24, 2009 at 1:10 am

Their favorite book is Open the Barn Door recently.
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JC October 24, 2009 at 1:08 am

My kids like Elmo!

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Staci A October 23, 2009 at 10:19 am

His favorite book at the moment is Monkey and Me. (Which we actually got from a Cheerios box the last time they had books inside.) Thanks for the chance to enter!

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Staci A October 23, 2009 at 10:18 am

My son is a lot like Little Critter (from the Mercer Mayer books) always trying something new, getting into a little trouble, and yet seeming so innocent.

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Letessha October 23, 2009 at 5:20 am

tweeted/dahliamomma

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Letessha October 23, 2009 at 5:06 am

My son’s fave book is green eggs and ham by dr seuss.

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Letessha October 23, 2009 at 5:04 am

My son is full of tricks and surprises like The Cat in the Hat.

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Jessica October 21, 2009 at 9:55 pm

His favorite book is Goodnight Gorilla.

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Jessica October 21, 2009 at 9:55 pm

My son is most like the hungry little caterpillar because he just eats and eats and eats.

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Melissa October 20, 2009 at 1:04 pm

Tweeted! I’m rmgm

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Melissa October 20, 2009 at 1:04 pm

My girls current favorite book is Silly Sally. They change quite frequently though, so it could be anything tomorrow!

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Melissa October 20, 2009 at 1:03 pm

My kiddos are most like Curious George. They are always curious and could get into tons of trouble if I didn’t keep an eye on them.

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Aura October 19, 2009 at 10:33 pm

My son’s favorite book is Dr. DeSoto

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Aura October 19, 2009 at 10:32 pm

My son is a mixture of Franklin and Eloise. Curious and full of of friends but he does tend to get in trouble with his creativity sometimes.

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