This is such a great thing because not everyone can afford books for their young children. Yes, adult novels are quite expensive. A hardcover could run you up to almost $50 but if you look at the prices of children's books, they are not much better. For instance, Sam and Dave Dig a Hole by Mac Barnett is $19 in Canada. For a family on a budget, it's a little much.
McDonald's, HarperCollins and the organization, Reading is Fundamental have teamed up to try and make the world a little better. I think this is so great and it's going to help a lot of kids out there.
McDonald's website is advertising it so I'll be using some screencaps from there because they are so neat.
There are four books to choose from:
- If You Give a Mouse a Cookie written by Laura Numeroff & illustrated by Felicia Bond
- Big Nate: In Class by Himself by Lincoln Pierce
- Flat Stanley Goes Camping written by Jeff Brown & illustrated by Mackey Pamintuan
- Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses written by James Dean and Kimberly Dean & illustrated by James Dean
Each book also comes with something extra to make it just that little bit more special. For instance, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie comes with pieces to create a small board game. Each one will be different and specific to that book. Get excited! Buy a Happy Meal and get one of these for the kid in your life because it ends January 22nd.