McDonald’s Puts Books in Happy Meals – Enter to Win a Set!

November 1st was National Family Literacy Day and McDonald’s participated by replacing toys with books in Happy Meals from November 1-14, 2013. The print books are limited edition and encourage good nutrition, imagination and play. The promotion is in collaboration with Reading is Fundamental (RIF), the largest children’s literacy non-profit organization.

McDonald’s also went high tech! Anyone can participate online by getting their McPlay app and reading the interactive version of the books. There will be a new book each month through the end of next year. You can also read the books at There are Spanish versions at and

In our family the toys don’t usually get a lot of play but the books stay around for months. I like that they are light and can be stashed in the diaper bag or my purse to entertain Alexis (2) when we’re away from home. She totes the books around the house too. In our house we love books!

There are 4 limited-edition happy meal books:

1. 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.

2. Deana’s Big Dreams
Shares how Deana, the world’s smallest dinosaur, grew tall by eating right.

3. Ant, Can’t
Features Ant, a bite-sized bodybuilder who’s big on encouraging physical fitness through exercise and eating right.

4. 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.

Want to win the set?

Just share below what you or your kid’s favorite children’s book is right now! I’ll randomly select a winner and mail you the books. These are no longer available at McDonald’s so this is your only chance to get these books!

Winner will be chosen Tuesday, November 19, 2013 and notified by email.



And the winner is comment #5 – Becky Vilos! Congrats!!

{ 11 comments… add one }
  • Kaylynn November 15, 2013, 8:50 am

    I LOVE this idea – kids have enough toys. PLEASE give them a book. I’d love to win. I’ll never say no to books! Thanks for the giveaway – you are amazing!

  • Evonne Sell November 15, 2013, 8:57 am

    We love the Crayon Box That Talks, and I have read it so much I have it memorized. I love that McDonald’s is introducing books to the kids meals. We love getting them!

  • Kendra November 15, 2013, 10:54 am

    Our favorite books are books my Max Lucado!

  • Tearsa Roberts November 15, 2013, 12:08 pm

    Animalia! I think it might be MY favorite, too! 🙂

  • Becky @ Utah Sweet Savings November 15, 2013, 2:17 pm

    I love that they are giving out books! We have way too many toys that just get thrown away. Books are always wonderful and welcome. We have WAY too many favorites to come up with just one.

  • Aimee C November 15, 2013, 3:00 pm

    Books are THE best idea, ever in Kids Meals. Even though, I only buy a kids meal, like once every other month. HA. One of our favorite books is I Love You Stinky Face. 🙂

  • Christine Bowman November 15, 2013, 6:14 pm

    Have always, always loved the book, Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus. Also Click. Clack Moo. Cows that Type. Hilarious!

  • Kathleen @ Fearlessly Creative Mammas November 15, 2013, 11:46 pm

    My grandsons like any book that has super heroes in them. They are funny little guys. They really love books though and I need some new ones at my house. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Jamie Leigh Martin November 16, 2013, 4:52 am

    One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish!!

  • Jacki November 16, 2013, 11:47 am

    I love so many kids books! My kids are loving the Skippy Jon Jones books right now.

  • Nicole November 16, 2013, 12:17 pm

    Polar Express is our family favorite!

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