Do you have a story in your head just waiting to get out? I have plenty of them, especially children book ideas! In 2009 Laurie Isop, of Renton, Wash., mother of two boys and aspiring author won the literary lottery when she was named Grand Prize Winner of the 2009 Cheerios New Author Contest. This spring, Laurie’s book How Do You Hug a Porcupine? will be featured in more than three million specially-marked boxes of Cheerios and will also be available in bookstores nationwide beginning this July.
Through its annual New Author Contest, Cheerios® cereal will make dreams a reality for one aspiring children’s book author. One Grand Prize Winner will receive a $5,000 cash prize and a possible publishing deal with Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, in addition to having his or her book featured inside Cheerios cereal boxes nationwide.
My Daughter's Project
My family received a little package from MyBlogSpark where we got to create our own little hardbook stories and my children chose to write books for their father’s on their birthday. You see, my daughter’s father has a birthday in April and my sons’ father also has a birthday in April. The children sat down and worked so hard on their books, I wish I had more pictures of what my daughter did because she was so detailed and wrote a basic story about her father and why he is so great!
The Boys Project
Founded on the belief that reading is a key building block for learning and life, the Cheerios New Author Contest encourages ambitious authors to write and submit an original story, in either English or Spanish, suitable for children ages three to eight. The contest, which is an extension of the Spoonfuls of Stories program, is part of the brand’s ongoing commitment to nurturing the whole child and connecting families by fostering a shared love of reading.
Those who want to follow in Laurie’s footsteps and think they have the “write” stuff can visit www.spoonfulsofstoriescontest.com from March 22 through July 15, 2011 to find out more.
WIN THIS PRIZE PACKAGE SHOWN IN PICTURE ….
One winner will be chosen using Random.org
Winner announced live on site within a blog post
Giveaway Ends at 11:59pm EST on May 7,2011
Open to US
How to enter? Answer me these questions in a comment below, feel free to answer one or both, but if you answer both questions please leave separate comments to count as TWO entries:
If you were to write a children’s book, what would it be about?
What makes a children’s book timeless?
Disclosure: Cheerios provided me with the free product, information, and giveaway through MyBlogSpark.