Now THAT’S a cereal box prize I can swallow…

16 Oct

One of my favorite books from last year was Emily Gravett’s Monkey and Me.  Since most of the storytimes I perform are bilingual (English/Spanish), when I found out I could get a Spanish-language copy of the book in my Cheerios box, I went right out and bought one.  I don’t eat a lot of cereal, and I think that half-filled box might still be at the back of my pantry.  But I got my own little version of the book, with text in Spanish! 

Isn’t this a great idea?  Instead of giving kids some tacky piece of plastic that they will play with for a few weeks and which will then end up cluttering up a landfill, give them the gift of books and literacy!

Now you can be part of the fun — vote on which book will be included in this year’s Cheerios promotion.  I’ve not read all of the books they’re offering up for votes, but the ones I HAVE read are great, and I’m sure they’ll ALL be real prizes.  Which one will you vote for?

3 Responses to “Now THAT’S a cereal box prize I can swallow…”

  1. Holly October 19, 2009 at 2:13 pm #

    Got it now, thanks! 🙂

  2. missmaryliberry October 17, 2009 at 2:45 pm #

    Holly, I just tried the link and it worked. Hopefully it will work for you, too! I have to check out the book that’s winning — I’ve never heard of it! I put my vote in for Mem Fox, because I love her so much. And of course Steve Jenkins, who lives in Boulder. 🙂

  3. Holly October 16, 2009 at 6:14 pm #

    The “vote” link isn’t working! 😦 I tried through the Simon & Schuster website as well, and that didn’t work either. Maybe having a say in the next cereal box book was too good to be true. Still, it’s a wonderful idea of theirs, and they definitely are considering terrific titles!! Hooray! 🙂

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