Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Spending Quality "Down Time"

One of the ways that Boug, Lil' Buddy, the Hub and I spend some quality down time is by reading. Lil' Buddy is less than interested and Boug has decided that Daddy is the bedtime book man. Mom, I guess, just doesn't measure up to Daddy's reading... or maybe its that she's stuck with me all day long and can't bear to see my face or hear my voice anymore.

Cheerios, one of our all time favorite cereals, for the past 7 years has given out over 35 million books through Spoonful of Stories, packaged in cereal boxes and has donated almost $3 million to the fabulous charity, First Book.

Reading is one of the most rewarding things that we do in our house and I'm sure it ranks pretty high in yours too, and I've had my ideas for a kids book from time to time... but Boug always says, "Ummm Mom, that doesn't even make sense!!" But if you wanted to see your short story for kids (aged 3-8) as one of Cheerios Spoonful of Stories books, you can enter into their contest through July 15th! Head on over to the Spoonful of Stories contest site for more details and to enter.

We've grown to love "The Great Dog Wash" by last years winner of the story contest. I want you to love it too and it will be included in the 4 book prize that you can win here at A Couch With A View!! Boug has completely memorized "Monkey and Me" too... I hear her muttering it throughout the day!!

Would you like to win a collection of 4 short story books from Cheerios Spoonful of Stories?? Post a comment letting me know what your favorite book was as a child or what your child's favorite book is!! Mine was "Where The Sidewalk Ends" by the amazing Shel Silverstein.

Extra Entries?? Follow or Subscribe to A Couch With A View. Post my button on your site. Post about this giveaway on your site. Follow CaseyDeuce on twitter AND tweet this giveaway.

This giveaway will accept entries until noon on Thursday, May 14th. Winner will be drawn with and emailed. Winner must reply within 3 days to winning email or a new winner will be drawn. Please make sure that your email is accessible, whether in the comment or a blogger profile, cause if I cant contact you, how can you win??

Big thanks to My Blog Spark for making this opportunity possible!!


Darlene April 29, 2009 at 5:36 AM  

My favorite book when I was a child was The Boxcar Children.

MOMFOREVERANDEVER April 29, 2009 at 6:42 AM  

I remember dick and jane and books like nancy drew reading..but my all time favorite is oh the places you'll go

agordon10 April 29, 2009 at 6:50 AM  

she likes Goodnight Moon still

clc408 April 29, 2009 at 7:47 AM  

I read and reread Heidi when I was growing up. Thanks for the giveaway.

kado! April 29, 2009 at 7:50 AM  

We ordered those stories...they are fun!

Mhasyn loves the "If you give a pig a pancake"...and all those series...they are funny!

I will always ♥ Shel Silverstein!

Denise S. April 29, 2009 at 8:26 AM  

My favorite was Blueberries for Sal and my kids love all kids of books.

Sue April 29, 2009 at 10:44 AM  

My favorite was Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary - then all the sequels. So funny.

Cascia Talbert April 29, 2009 at 11:49 AM  

I wasn't aware of the Cheerios reading promotion. That sounds like such a wonderful idea! My kids love books and we read to them all the time. Goodnight Moon is one of Conan's favorites. He also loves any book with the Disney Cars characters in it or learning books. He loves to learn about colors, shapes, numbers and letters. My three year old enjoys just about any kind of book. My twelve year old is a big fan of Erin Hunter and the Warriors book series. My husband and I read all the time too. I swear our home is like a library. Glad to hear Cheerios is helping to promote reading!

Unknown April 29, 2009 at 3:27 PM  

Thank you for a great giveaway! My favorite book is The Giving Tree. I read it to my children now. Thank you!

Stephanie April 29, 2009 at 4:50 PM  

brown bear brown bear is my little boy's favorite right now.
tvollowitz at aol dot com

Andria April 29, 2009 at 5:57 PM  

I loved the Hungry Caterpillar when I was a little girl

mverno April 29, 2009 at 8:23 PM  

i loved charlotte's web

Unknown April 29, 2009 at 9:08 PM  

I loved Alice in Wonderland.

janetfaye April 30, 2009 at 1:36 AM  

My favorite is The Little Engine That Could.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

Karen B April 30, 2009 at 2:15 AM  

I loved the Poky Little Puppy back in the 40s.

Carol EL April 30, 2009 at 6:21 AM  

My favorite childhood book was my first and second grade readers from the Fun With Dick AND Jane series.We were so innocent. We went to first grade not knowing anything,no pre-school,no kindergarden, no reading at home. How did we turn out so well?

Carol EL April 30, 2009 at 6:22 AM  

Blog follower.

Andrea April 30, 2009 at 10:40 AM  

I liked all the care bear books

Anonymous,  April 30, 2009 at 1:03 PM  

I loved the "Poky Little Puppy" - it was a Golden Book


Brimful Curiosities April 30, 2009 at 2:47 PM  

Harry the Dirty Dog was one of my favorites. Thanks.

Tracysweetangl April 30, 2009 at 5:04 PM  

I liked the book Three Little Bears!

Domanda4 April 30, 2009 at 10:52 PM  

My favorite book was There's a Monster at the End of This Book, starring Lovable Furry old Grover!

Hetal May 1, 2009 at 9:54 AM  

my daughter's fave book is Go Dogs Go. thanks

Hetal May 1, 2009 at 9:54 AM  

I am follower.thanks

cstironkat May 2, 2009 at 1:05 PM  

Curious George and Clifford the Big Red Dog have always been favorites at our house.

Andrea May 2, 2009 at 2:21 PM  

I also follow (orginal comment #22)

Michelle May 2, 2009 at 5:09 PM  

My son's favorite book is "Hippos Go Berserk" by Sandra Boynton.

Jennifer Wilson May 2, 2009 at 11:01 PM  

I liked "I can lick 100 tigers today" by dr. suess

Mia J. May 3, 2009 at 10:20 PM  

My favorite book was Cat in the Hat.

Huguette En May 5, 2009 at 9:35 AM  

My favorite was a big book full of the classics, my favorite in this book was Hazel and Gretel

Huguette En May 5, 2009 at 9:35 AM  

Following and subscribed

rbailey1958 May 5, 2009 at 10:02 AM  

I had 2 favorite books of prayer rhymes and a book of fairy tales

rbailey1958 May 5, 2009 at 10:03 AM  

I follow your blog

Mommy 2 Monkeys May 6, 2009 at 1:12 AM  

I enjoyed Where The Wild Things Are.

judybrittle May 6, 2009 at 6:24 PM  

My favorite book as a child was The Pokey Little Puppy. That is such a wonderful story. Thank you!

judybrittle May 6, 2009 at 6:25 PM  

I follow on Twitter and tweeted

vboackle May 6, 2009 at 11:57 PM  

i liked pippi longstocking.

chericehodges May 10, 2009 at 8:25 AM  

My son's favorite is Goodnight Moon! Thanks for the chance.

chericehodges May 10, 2009 at 8:25 AM  

I follow :)

Melissa May 10, 2009 at 4:51 PM  

My favorite book was Madeline.

typicalchick May 10, 2009 at 11:38 PM  

My favorite book was Peter Rabbit by beatrix potter

chromiumman May 11, 2009 at 2:35 AM  

my fave was alway the wonderful wizard of oz

Marianna May 11, 2009 at 11:43 AM  

My favorite books when I was little were all my Richard Scarry picture books.

Marianna May 11, 2009 at 11:43 AM  

I'm following you via google!

Linda May 11, 2009 at 8:43 PM  

Cat in The Hat was my favorite!

phxbne May 12, 2009 at 8:03 PM  

We love to read Time for Bed

Sharon May 12, 2009 at 10:01 PM  

My fave books as a child was the Laura Ingalls Wilder:Little house on the Praire series. Thanks for the giveaway

sharr1226 at yahoo dot com

Jaina's Mom May 12, 2009 at 10:52 PM  

My favorite book that I read over and over with my daughter is courderoy

Unknown May 13, 2009 at 2:00 AM  

I am a fan of dr suess i love green eggs and ham

Erma,  May 13, 2009 at 6:25 AM  

I always liked Cat in the hat.

Crystal F May 13, 2009 at 11:47 AM  

My girls favorite book use to be Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You? Now that they are older they like Alic The Fairy and Captain Underpants. Thank you!

Anonymous,  May 13, 2009 at 12:17 PM  

What a nice selection of books. My favorite book was "Billy Goats Gruff." One of my favorites anyway as my favorite childhood passtime was to read, read, read.


Anonymous,  May 13, 2009 at 12:17 PM  

Email subscriber.


djgroz May 13, 2009 at 5:18 PM  

I loved the different Nancy Drew Mysteries

Anonymous,  May 13, 2009 at 5:57 PM  

"Good Night Moon"!

Dumaurier May 13, 2009 at 7:05 PM  

My favorite book was Matilda my son's is Goodnight Moon

Anonymous,  May 13, 2009 at 8:17 PM  

My favorite children's book is "Mama, Do You Love Me?"


Gabriel S-J. May 13, 2009 at 9:39 PM  

My favorite book was Madeline

Ljublijana May 13, 2009 at 11:40 PM  

I loved the Hungarian book "Dangerous Journey"

lezanac May 14, 2009 at 12:15 AM  

My fave childrens book is The Twits by Roald Dahl

cman May 14, 2009 at 12:46 AM  

Popeye Climbs a Mountain :)

Unknown May 14, 2009 at 3:54 AM  

My favorite book when I was a child was a Better Homes and Gardens book that had stories, nursery rhymes, poems, etc. Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this giveaway!

Lentil May 14, 2009 at 5:09 AM  

My daughter's fave book is Planet Earth: Baby Penguins. And she seemed quite interested in Cat in the Hat today.

Brooke May 14, 2009 at 8:30 AM  

We like "Guess How Much I Love You"

Lori May 14, 2009 at 8:30 AM  

My favorite book to read to my kids is Custard the Dragon. It's the sweetest and cleverest book we have.

Unknown May 14, 2009 at 8:41 AM  

My favorite book was Black Beauty.

masonsgranny59 May 14, 2009 at 9:14 AM  

Going to Grandma's with Raggedy Ann & Andy

disneyfanheather May 14, 2009 at 10:08 AM  

I liked a lot of books when I was younger. I did always enjoy the Nancy Drew series!

Kathy P May 14, 2009 at 10:18 AM  

my favorite was charlottes web

Donna May 14, 2009 at 10:38 AM  

I like green Eggs and Ham.

blogggggg May 14, 2009 at 11:39 AM  

My favorite book as a kid was Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. It was so much fun!

lilyk May 14, 2009 at 11:46 AM  

My favorite book as a child was The Secret Garden.

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