Friday, December 18, 2009

Cheerios: Prize Pack Giveaway‏

This giveaway is now closed with 363 comments. Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ GabbyLowe!

Access to books is essential to reading development. However, did you know that over 80 percent of childcare centers serving low-income children lack age-appropriate books? And a recent study shows 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.

The Cheerios family of cereals, First Book and Jon Scieszka, author of the popular "Trucktown" series and other children´s books, have joined together to deliver 100,000 books to community-based programs serving children in need - and we´d love your help! All you have to do is 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 every 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 www.FirstBook.org/Scieszka to test your knowledge and start voting.

How cool is that?!?!? Check out what place your state is in today! Help encourage reading and VOTE!

My kids love the books we received for this review. We're a family of readers and they are terrific.

I also received a box of their Frosted Cheerios. Feeding my kids Cheerios definitely gets them off to a great start in the morning. They love all of the different varieties they offer. The frosted is one of their favorites now!

Barnes & Noble has teamed up with this giveaway and sent me a gift card. We love visiting their bookstore regularly. We always find what we need and they have a wonderful section for children where I live.

One lucky winner will receive the prize pack you see pictured. Books, a $20 Barnes & Noble gift cards and a box of delicious Cheerios!

To enter this fantastic GIVEAWAY you must visit http://www.firstbook.org/ and tell me what current place your state is in. Click "comments" below this posting and leave a message as your entry. It's that simple! Be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you're the lucky winner. You do not need to have a Google account to comment. You may do so with just your name.

After you have completed the mandatory entry above, you may do any of the additional entry options below for more ways to win. Each one counts as one separate entry.
  • Subscribe to my blog via email - be sure to leave your email address
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  • Follow The Funky Monkey on Twitter here and leave your name
  • Blog about this giveaway (Facebook, Twitter, Blog, etc.) and leave the link so I can find it(one entry per site)
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  • Tell me why your state deserves 20,000 books
  • Email three or more people about this giveaway and CC me at susannahbananaATliveDOTcom

**Be sure to check out my "CURRENT GIVEAWAYS" list on the right hand side of my blog.

**This giveaway ends on December 25th and is open to U.S. residents. **Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. **The winner will be announced on December 26th.

Cheerios and MyBlogSpark sent me the items for the review and I provided my honest opinion.

366 comments:

  1. My state, Iowa, is in 34th place.
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  3. Iowa deserves to win because we are in a rural area and the economy has been hard on the farmers.
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  4. North Carolina is in 13th place! Go Tar Heels!

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  6. I think NC deserves the books because it seems this state is always reporting that there isn't enough money for school supplies. My own sSon has classes where they cannot bring books home because the books are shared between classmates.

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  7. NJ is 39!

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  10. my state NJ deserves these books because the public education systems are cutting budgets and kids are in need of resources to help them grow and learn

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  13. My state Michigan is 15th

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  15. Surprisingly, SC is in 12th place lol

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  16. My state (NY) is 3rd

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  18. Michigan has one of the highest unemployment rates in US. School funding has been cut way back. I feel that reading is SO important.

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  23. SC, my state, deserves 20,000 books because we have one of the lowest ranks in standardized test scores...It's sad really!

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  24. My state deserves 20k books because reading is a seemingly lost art (especially now with the advent of Kindle and Sony Reader) and is incredibly important.

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  29. New Jersey is in 39th place. Thanks for the review and giveaway!
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  30. California is number 7


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  32. Florida is in #14.
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  35. As a frequent volunteer at my children's schol I see too many children struggling to read. This is why my state deserves the books.
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  36. My state is 19th right now... texas!
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  39. My state belongs the books because we have a large population of hispanic speaking children who are learning the language in our schools- and new books could really help!

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  40. my state, new york, is in third place! yay!

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  42. my state deserves 20000 books because to be honest, every state deserves 20000 books!

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  43. I am an Oregon girl!! My state is #16!

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  48. My state should get 20,000 books because it rains allot ther and children are cooped up in doors all the time and need toi READ and NOT play video games
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  49. Arizona deserves them as k-12 education is facing severe budget cuts

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  50. My state, CT is in the 40th place
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  54. Louisiana is # 23. I hope we get these books.

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  56. I feel Ct need these books because in south eastern part is all middle family or lower income and could really use.It would help a lot of kids
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  57. My state of NJ is at #39.


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  61. My state of NJ deserves to win because we are the most densely populated state in the country

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  62. My state, Florida, is in 14th place

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  63. My state, Arizona, ranks 30th.

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  70. My state, Maryland, ranks in at #35!

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  72. Why my state deserves to win....
    There are a lot of deserving states; I want FL to win so that the people in our state have access to books...I don't know the # that would qualify but I know there are a lot of people here that need this.

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  76. My state, Maryland deserves to win the 20,000 books just as any other state that's in need does. We don't have enough resources to meet the needs of the children. Thanks for the chance to win. This is truly a heartfelt giveaway!! purposedrivenlife4you at gmail dot com

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  79. Missouri is 22nd.

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  81. I think Missouri could really use the books since there are many rural areas where children do not have access to books or libraries and they are missing out on a great deal as a result.

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  85. My state, Texas, is in 19th
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  86. My state, NC is in 13th place~
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  92. I think NC needs the books because every child deserves to learn to read and NC has several poor counties!
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  99. Due to serious budget cut, I've heard so many continuously complaints from teachers that they don't have enough school supplies, books...etc. I really hope my state can win these books for kids!

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  101. NC is in 13th place.

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  104. NC deserves to win because we have many disadvantaged children who would benefit from having books of their own.

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  105. NC is in 13th place. Not too bad, but we can do better!

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  108. My state deserves 20,000 books because literacy is important EVERYWHERE. Including my state. Which I love more than the rest of the states. So that makes it more special than the rest of the states. Or something.

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  109. As of right now, my state (NY) is number 2.

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  111. my state deserves the 20,000 books because we have some of the poorest cities in the country who benefit greatly from new books.

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  112. My state, Ohio, is in 26th place. jenalber@hotmail.com

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  114. I am in Ohio, we are in 26th place.

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  116. My state, Ohio, deserves to win, unfortunately, we have been really hit hard by the economy, especially in the Cleveland area :(

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  117. my state (MO) is 22, not too shabby!

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  118. NJ is 39.
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  119. NJ is in 39th place

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  126. Wisconsin is in 17th place!
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  129. Our state deserves the books because we put a high priority on education and literacy.
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  130. Please think of Michigan it is going through rough times-
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  131. Ohio deserves to win because the state cut library budgets by 30% this year and many libraries are not buying new books./

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  132. MN is in 37th place...bummer! I took the quiz though and earned 7 entries though!

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  134. My state, NC, is in 14th place.

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  137. My state deserves to win because there are so many budget cut-backs in the schools that receiving these books would be a huge help.

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  139. Massachusetts is 28! I was hoping we'd be higher than that!

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  143. MA needs new books b/c most library books aren't in great shape and growing up I remember all of our school textbooks were a disgrace.

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  145. Currently we are in 38th place (AR)

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  146. Illinois is ranked 27th
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  148. Illinois deserves to win because our education budget has received such huge cuts in state funding.
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  149. Indiana is #11.
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  150. My state, Georgia, is currently ranked 22nd.

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  151. Massachusetts is currently number 28 on the list.

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  152. My stat Michigan is in 15th place

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  153. Missouri is in 22nd place right now.
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  157. Mississippi is number 36 but we sure could use these books.

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  158. My state, New York, is in Third Place!
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  159. california is number 7

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