Monday, May 11, 2009

Spoonful of Stories Giveaway from Cheerios!

I don't even know if I dare tell you guys about this. You see, I have always wanted to be a writer. I alternate between wanting to write children's books, juvenile, or novels. I've written a few children's books, but have never tried to have them published.

But I might now have my chance.
I don't even dare hope.
And you get a chance too.

So first, before the review and giveaway, I have to tell you about the Cheerios Spoonful of Stories Children's book Contest.

Cheerios® is searching for the next great children's book author. It could be you! (or me?!)

Just enter your original children's book story by July 15, 2009 HERE!

I am having the hardest time deciding which story to enter. Or if I want to write a new one. I thought about putting them here on my blog and having you guys vote but then Eldon said what if someone steals my stories and enters it first. I know my readers wouldn't do that....

So once I have it down to the next few I might email it to some of you and have you vote that way. Let me know if you are interested!

Anyway, we are all about the books here at my house. We have way more books than food storage so if there is a catastrophe we'll starve but we won't be bored! ;) We were sent a box of stories to review and my kids just love them! I know I've got my work cut out for me to even be in the running after reading these fabulous stories!


And guess what??!! They are going to send a set of these books to one of my lucky readers!! Want to win?

Here's how you win:
(Required for initial entry)
Tell me what your favorite children's book is and/or tell me if you've ever wanted to write children's books and why.

For extra entries after the initial entry above
(please leave a separate comment for each one):

  • BEFORE YOU DO THESE MAKE SURE YOU'VE SUBMITTED YOUR INITIAL ENTRY!
  • Subscribe to my totally awesome blog!
  • Put my adorable button on your blog. (make sure you have the new one!)
  • Follow my blog! (top left)
  • Follow me on Twitter
  • Tweet about this contest!
  • And seriously, if you want to do anything else like blog or stumble or whatever you just do it and let me know and I'll count it. Sound good?
  • And make sure you leave a separate comment for each one!!
This contest will end Sunday, May 17 at 11:59 pm and I will announce the winner the next day. Please leave your email address or make sure your blogger profile is public so I can find you! Good luck!

70 comments:

  1. I would love to review your stories for you! My two favorite children's story books are Ferdinand the Bull (my fave from childhood) and The Monster At The End Of This Book (Sesame Street's Grover).

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  2. I'm also a future author. :) I would be happy to vote on your stories and I promise not to steal your ideas.
    ONE of my favorite children's books is "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus." I think it's hilarious. The illustrations are simple and funny.
    ALSO, I have my idea for a children's book already. I've even written an outline for it. It's about a young tortoise who wants to grow up to be a courier or transport animal and who is mocked for his dreams. But just you wait...

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  3. I love children's lit! I actually collect it! Some of my favorites are Make Way for Ducklings and the Polar Express!

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  4. I subscribe to your totally awesome blog!

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  5. I follow you on Twitter! JustJingle

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  6. I was actually closer to you than even Cove Fort. We were probably only like 40 minutes away if that. I wish we could have gone to you guys. There are a lot of people I wish we could have gone to. We went to Richfield and Fillmore and a few other places I can't remember now but it was awesome!

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  7. One of my favorite children's books is And the Dish Ran Away with the Spoon, oh yeah, and Guess How Much I Love You. I'd review your stories also, but you already knew that. :)

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  8. My favorite book to read the kiddos right now is "Sometimes I'm Bombaloo!" No, I have never wanted to write children's book, I will stick to reading them.

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  9. I follow you on twitter.

    lovemy2doggies

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  10. Our favorite book right now is Percival the Plain Little Caterpillar. Thanks for the chance.

    sweetascandy579 at yahoo dot com

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  11. One of my faves is One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish. Oh, just pick anything by Dr. Seuss. I have had fleeting thoughts about writing a children's book, but then my children interrupt me;)

    You wouldn't have to put the whole story on here, just a summary and we could vote on the summaries!

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  12. Favorite children's book? Wow, tough one. We love Chicka Chicka Boom Boom around here, because it's so catchy.

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  13. I tweeted about it. http://twitter.com/eringirl

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  14. One of our favorite books right now is The Very Hungry Caterpillar. They kids love it. I do too.
    Today outside the daycare kiddos found a caterpillar, they wanted me to line all the food up from the book for the caterpillar to eat.. Whoo had to talk fast to get out of that one.
    Thanks!
    itsjustmerene2003 at yahoo dot com

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  15. I am a subscriber, Thanks

    itsjustmerene2003 at yahoo dot com

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  16. I follow your blog, Thanks so much!
    itsjustmerene2003 at yahoo dot com

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  17. I follow you on Twitter, Thanks!

    itsjustmerene2003 at yahoo dot com

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  18. I have your button on my blog, Thanks!

    http://auntrene.blogspot.com

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  19. pat the bunny...he was fuzzy...by the time the 3 of us read and reread the book...he had a mangy bit on his body. no, i have never wanted to write a kids story but i love reading them to kids and finding good ones to give to my grandnieces and nephews.

    please write your book! there can never be enough good books for kids!

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  20. i subscribe to your blog (do not know how to put your button on my blog (little old lady with hole in knowledge)

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  21. i subscribe to your blog. (sorry don't twitter)

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  22. I actually loved clifford the red dog. I think because my brother had all the books and loved him too. amsbolda@hotmail.com

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  23. I have your button. amsbolda@hotmail.com

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  24. I follow on twitter. 1amypugmire. amsbolda@hotmail.com

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  25. tweeted. amsbolda@hotmail.com
    http://twitter.com/1amypugmire/status/1780564528

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  26. I hope your dreams come true, Sharla! I *might* enter this contest too. I have always wanted to write a children's book. Something rhythmic and beautiful and fun. :)

    My favorite children's books are probably "Only You" by Robin Cruise, "Green Eggs & Ham" by Dr. Seuss, and "Goodnight Moon" by Margaret Wise Brown.

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  27. I love children's books. I think I enjoy them as much as my kids do. Right now, our favorites are Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs and The Giving Tree.

    treflea4 at gmail dot com

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  28. I'm suscribed.

    treflea4 at gmail dot com

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  29. I follow.

    treflea4 at gmail dot com

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  30. My favorite books are the Dr. Suess books. I just love reading Green Eggs And Ham to my grandson. A long time ago I thought about writing a children's book but couldn't figure out how to go about putting it together.

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  31. You know I'm a *ahem* stalker/follower. I'll tweet bout it. And maybe Facebook it as well. Congrats for wanting to get your work out there. If ya want me to look over your book I'd LOVE too! I LOVE writing as well. Just went to a LDS writer's conference end of April. We should go next year together. It would be fun!

    My FAVE book is Chroncles of Narnia. LOVE it!
    Also Fox in Socks book. (LOVE it when tweedle beetles battle....)
    Judy Blume books ALL of them
    (really like Sheila the Great though)

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  32. My favorite book is "Goodnight Moon"! It's one of my daughter's favorites, too. Thanks for the giveaway!

    annasmama0702@gmail.com

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  33. I'm a subscriber

    annasmama0702@gmail.com

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  34. I follow your blog

    annasmama0702@gmail.com

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  35. I follow you on twitter (annasmama0702)

    annasmama0702@gmail.com

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  36. I tweeted this giveaway

    http://twitter.com/annasmama0702/status/1787442046

    annasmama0702@gmail.com

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  37. My favorite children's book is The Pokey Little Puppy. I just love that story. Thank you!

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  38. I tweeted
    http://twitter.com/kewpiedoll04/status/1788021429

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  39. Go Dog, Go! was my favorite as a kid, and I LOVE that my toddler loves it, too.

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  40. YOO HOO! I gave you an award on my blog! Come check it out!
    If you have ANY time at all post it up on your blog and maybe I don't know...blog about it....! Thanks!

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  41. I don't think I've ever wanted to write a children's book. Maybe when I was a child I wanted to write a book...is that the same thing? :)

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  42. My favorite children's book is The Pokey Little Puppy. I loved that book as a child and I enjoy reading it to my son. I thought of writing children's stories briefly, but I don't think I'm creative enough.
    talonsmom731 at gmail dot com

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  43. I follow your blog.
    talonsmom731 at gmail dot com

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  44. I follow on Twitter. (talonsmom731)
    talonsmom731 at gmail dot com

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  45. I posted on Twitter.
    http://twitter.com/talonsmom731/status/1801649902
    talonsmom731 at gmail dot com

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  46. My favorite is Goodnight Moon. My boys favorite, at the moment, is Sail Away.

    denise_22315(at)yahoo(dot)com

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