GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED –WINNER PICKED!!
I am a firm believer that books are critical to a child’s development. I think a child who loves to read will love to learn and ultimately be more successful in school. I started buying books for my boys before they were even born. I will honestly admit that my kids have hundreds of books. I loved to read as a child and hope that my boys will love it as much as I did! In order to develop that love for books I make sure they have access to a wide variety of books.
Did you know that a recent study showed that the ratio of books per child in middle income neighborhoods is 13 to 1, while in low-income neighborhoods, the ratio is 1 age-appropriate book for every 300 children! That honestly blows my mind! So–when MyBlogSpark offered me the opportunity to participate in a promotion that will help deliver 100,000 books to community-based programs serving children in need– I jumped at the chance to participate!!
The Cheerios family of cereals, First Book and Jon Scieszka, author of the popular “Trucktown” series and other children´s books have a joined together to give five states 20,000 books each! All you have to do go online with your child and test your combined knowledge of children´s books by answering trivia questions related to “Trucktown” and other great children´s books. For each trivia question answered correctly, you can cast one vote for the state you would like to receive books. The five states receiving the most votes will get 20,000 books each, for a total of 100,000 books!! Visit First Book.org to test your knowledge and start voting.
Cheerios and MyBlogSpark have offered to give one of my readers a fantastic gift pack which includes:
- An assortment of books from Cheerios
- One of the many varieties of Cheerios cereals
- A $25 gift card to Barnes & Noble
How to enter to win the gift pack:
- Go to First Book.org and vote!! Leave a comment that you voted and while you are commenting tell me your favorite children’s book.
- Grab my button (located on right sidebar) Make sure to leave the link to your site in your comment.
- Blog about this giveaway (leave your blog link in the comment)
- Subscribe to the site via RSS or Email (if you already subscribe just say–current subscriber in the comment)
That means you can enter up to four times. You MUST leave a separate comment for each entry (up to 4 comments)! Do not email me your comment–you must comment in this post. Specify each entry method in the comment and leave the appropriate info for me to verify. The contest will end 12/1/09 at 11pm. I will select a winner using random.org.
Disclosure: Cheerios and MyBlogSpark sponsored this giveaway and provided me with a gift pack and information but all opinions and commentary are my own!