Thursday, October 04, 2007

I've Always Wanted to be a Cereal Box Toy


HEY, KIDS! Now available in Specially Marked Boxes of Cheerios....a teeny tiny edition of my first picture book, The New Girl...and Me by Jacqui Robbins! Cheerios' Spoonful of Stories program makes these lil' books (printed in English and Spanish) as a way to distribute free books to kids. Pretty cool, huh? They also team up with the great First Book organization for more good work. I'm not sure how long they'll be on the shelves, but they've been spotted already.

9 comments:

Debbie said...

Matt, my middle aged brain totally forgot that I meant to tell you that bought a box of Cheerios last week with your book in it! What a fun surprise! So it's on the grocery shelves in CT...

zadzagy said...

Matt,

That's absolutely amazing!! I can't wait to go shopping tonight and see if I can find myself a copy!!

Eric Orchard said...

That's great! I assume that's only in the staes as only 5 people speak Spanish in Canada.

emily said...

oh gosh... micah, get the keys.

Gabrielle's Website said...

Hey Matt!
We love, love, love that book at our house and will definitely look for a specially marked box. I'm totally going to have to wrestle with the 7 year old for the book and the 12 year old if there's a toy iguana too. (we'll give the cheerios to the dogs.)
Paul acampora

Janet said...

Matt, This is my first visit to your blog. I just read your article in Children' Writer's and Illustrator's Market, so I decided to check your work out. Congratulations on all of your successes and thank you for your helpful advice. I enjoyed reading about your Cheerios promotion, and now I'm going to explore your webpage.

Abigail said...

Too cool! My nieces have been getting books in the cereal boxes and it's an awesome program (it's nice too - books last longer than the plastic toys that usually end up getting lost under the fridge).

Deztnie said...

This picture is precious! I can't wait to buy up Cheerios and find your book... I'm in Cali... what if I can't find your book??

Congratulations!

~Dez
Momma's Little Writer
writepublishnow.blogspot.com

Sal said...

Hi Matt!
I screamed when I saw the book at the grocery. I held up the box to Logan and shouted (purposely)-- "LOOK!!!! It's cousin Matt's book inside Cheerios!!" We didn't stick around to see if we created a frenzied rush to pick up the other boxes, but I am confident that it worked due to the quality of the illustrations!

-sal