Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Cheerios Spoonfuls of Stories Review and Giveaway

As member of My Blog Spark, I was recently sent some information about the Cheerios Spoonfuls of Stories program. I'm excited to share some information about this great program with you.

Over the past 7 years, Cheerios has given away over 35 million books free inside cereal boxes, as well as donated nearly $3 million to First Book, their non-profit partner, which provides books to children from low-income families. That's a lot of bedtime stories!

Cheerios is also looking for aspiring children's authors. If you're a great story teller or wannabe author, listen up: Cheerios is currently hosting it's third Cheerios Spoonfuls of Stories New Author Contest. Details on the contest can be found at http://www.spoonfulsofstoriescontest.com/.

My Blog Spark also sent me a set of four childrens' books to review.

The set included The Great Dog wash, by Shellie Baeuner. Shellie was the winner of the Spoonfuls of Stories contest 2 years ago. The story is printed in both English and Spanish, which I think is neat, since I, like many parents am trying to teach my kiddos a little Spanish. I thought the story was cute, and enjoyed the fun rhyming pattern.

The set also included Duck for President, Monkey and Me (another bilingual book), and When Dinosaurs Came with Everything. My favorite book in the set was Duck for President.

Want to find out which one your family likes best? My Blog Spark has offered to send one lucky reader a complimentary Spoonfuls of Stories gift set, just like the one I received.

Here are the rules:

For the first entry, please let me know you or your child's favorite children's book.

For additional entries, you can:

become a follower

blog about the contest.

Please leave one comment per entry, and don't forget to leave me a way to get in touch with you if you win.

This contest will run until 5/12/09, midnight central time.

Thank you to My Blog Spark for hosting this giveaway, and to Cheerios for a terrific program. I'm truly passionate about the importance of families reading together. Reading with your children is such a great way to reconnect as a family and to instill a love of reading and learning.


  1. My kids love all the Froggy Books bu Jonathan London.

    K. C.


  2. My favorite children's book is The Sneetches by Dr. Seuss.


  3. My daughter and I love 'Fancy Nancy'


  4. My favorite children's book is The Giving Tree. It's such a classic!


  5. I'm now a follower-- love your blog! :)

  6. We are in a Runaway Bunny phase with my three year old. She inherited all of my seven year old's hand-me-down books and it's interesting to see which ones they both love and which ones older daughter didn't like that much that younger one really enjoys. It's cool to watch their little personalities really emerge through reading. Fun contest!