I am so excited to work with Katy from Indy With Kids and McDonald’s of Central Indiana for this fun campaign! I love reading and my children love getting new books and eating McDonald’s fries. So I am happy to announce that beginning November 1, 2013 McDonald’s USA invites families to celebrate the joy of reading with the Happy Meal Book promotion, which coincides with National Family Literacy Day.
McDonald’s Happy Meal Books
Now through Nov. 14, children who order Happy Meals will be able to enjoy one of four different original books featuring characters from McDonald’s advertising campaign. Each of the four limited edition books brings nutrition, imagination and play to life in a way kids can understand. Also each book also comes with its very own Happy Meal bookmark that kids can personalize.
The four limited edition books include:
“The Goat Who Ate Everything” – Tells a story of a goat who has a big appetite and struggles to eat right. But when he does, he feels great and becomes the playful ‘kid’ everyone loves.
“Deana’s Big Dreams”
– Shares how Deana, the world’s smallest dinosaur, grew tall by eating right.
– Features Ant, a bite-sized bodybuilder who’s big on encouraging physical fitness through exercise and eating right.
“Doddi the Dodo Goes to Orlando”
– Follows happy-go-lucky bird Doddi who travels the world. She eats right because this dodo is always on the go-go.
Happy Meal Books is the latest action that supports McDonald’s commitment to champion children’s happiness and well-‐being. As part of our 2011 “Commitments to Offer Improved Nutrition Choices,” 100% of McDonald’s national communications to kids since January 2013 have included a nutrition or active lifestyle message. And through the characters’ stories in Happy Meal Books
, the Books help deliver a nutritional or active play message that’s relatable and fun for kids.
McDonald’s Give a Book, Get a Book
In conjunction with books being placed in Happy Meals nationwide, McDonald’s of Central Indiana is leading the “Give a Book, Get a Book” campaign.
When you donate a new or gently used children’s book at a donation site (listed below), you will receive a “Be Our Guest” card for a FREE Happy Meal! The book donation sites will be set up around Central Indiana, including local libraries and the Ronald McDonald House, from November 1-14, 2013. Participating libraries will host a “Happy Meal Day” with activities for kids and McDonald’s Happy Meal books.
• Hussey-‐Mayfield Public Library (Zionsville, Ind.)
• Attica Public Library
• Elwood Public Library
• Barton Rees Pogue Memorial Library (Upland, Ind.)
• Brownstown Public Library
• Indy Reads (2450 N. Meridian St.)
I am a big fan of books for kids. They are such a great gift! So, make sure to head over to a McDonald’s in the next two weeks and get your Happy Meal Book. And I suggest going through your kids old books and picking a few to donate to McDonald’s “Give a Book, Get a Book” campaign.
McDonald’s Happy Meal Package Giveaway!
And, lucky you can enter to win 5 McDonald’s Happy Meal coupons, a $10 Amazon gift card, and a copy of a Happy Meal Book! There will be one winner. The giveaway will end Saturday night at midnight. However, it is open ONLY to Central Indiana residents.
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*Disclosure: As a thank you for spreading the word about McDonald’s new Happy Meal Book and local “Give a book, Get a book” campaigns, I am receiving Happy Meal coupons and a Target gift card in exchange for this post, as well as a chance to win a $50 spa gift card. It also means I have the chance to give you, my reader, something too.
About the author Katelyn Fagan
The author of What's up Fagans?, she is a stay-at-home mom to twin daughters and a bouncing baby boy. She loves her simple life and works hard to make it great. She reads books, exercises, draws, sings, teaches, and much more.