America, I Think We Have a Winner

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Although I get the feeling that The Spiderwick Chronicles is just like every other children's fantasy movie to have been released in the past [very long time], I was a little excited to see a free Spiderwick book in with my Lucky Charms cereal this morning.

Promoting literacy is hot. Reading during breakfast is hot. Free books are hot, especially when you've read the outside cover of the Lucky Charms box five hundred times and can do the maze in your sleep. It begs the question: why don't we include reading material with all cereals?

Jamie

Jamie

I agree!

I know kids who would read it just because it was their "prize".

seven

seven

I'd buy more cereal if it came with a book or magazine or something.

d

d

ok first, STOKED my info stayed in your commenty thing. like jumping up and down in my office stoked.

second...i wish it were still the days when EVERYTHING was given away in cereal...toys, candy, mystery game pieces. literature IS a great extension of that.

someone should brand adult only cereal too...imagine those box prizes.

Nat

Nat

Thats pretty cool. I don't eat cereal but I may start sitting down to a bowl of something in the morning if I got cool stuff with it. I really should do breakfast.

chris

chris

@d There is adult only cereal. It's called Kashi Good Friends Original Cereal. Perhaps it's not the adult only that you're thinking of, but I doubt anyone under 35 would be caught dead eating it.

N

N

Lucky charms? Really? Yuck.... Those "marshmallows" taste like styrofoam.

Jeff

Jeff

I love books and I love Lucky Charms...what a great combination. I need to find that box. And the marshmallows do NOT taste like styrofoam. :-p :-D

Thursday's Child

Thursday's Child

You know, why don't we just make books out of cereal! Then, when you devour the page mentally, you can also devour it physically! Woo!

Rachel

Rachel

thank godddd i'm not the only one that sits and reads the cereal boxes for as long as it takes to finish my breakfast! :o)


ps. lucky charms rock my world.

Rachelskirts

Rachelskirts

Jamie: Exactly! Trick kids into reading! Isn't that what America is all about?

seven: Heck yes. I eat a lot of cereal already, but I would probably live on it if reading materials were included.

d: Isn't it AWESOME that the "remember my gosh damn info, wench!" box finally works?? I'm stoked, too. I am, however, a little less stoked about "adult" cereal, namely because I work at a church and tend to eat my breakfast at my desk in the morning. Things could get awkward.

Nat: Breakfast is the best meal ever. Breakfast foods are some of the best ever, too. Starting out the day with a bowl full of sugary goodness? Or perhaps some pancakes or French toast or bacon and eggs? Man, it's hard to have a crappy day after that.

chris: Ugh. My parents just bought a bunch of Kashi products, including "GoLean Crunch" cereal. I tried it once and decided that adults have really shitty taste in breakfast foods.

N: You must eat some really tasty styrofoam.

Jeff: Seriously, it was a marriage of two very awesome things. The book turned out to be better than I expected, too!

Thursday's Child: That would make libraries a little revolting.

Rachel: I have to be reading while I'm eating breakfast. I grew up rotating through which Calvin and Hobbes book I would have at the table with me. Once in a while, though, I get stuck reading the box because I'm too lazy to walk over to the bookshelf. (Lucky Charms rock my world, too!)