Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Oh, Canada! A story book prize pack worth $200!

Update: Congrats, lucky number 7 - Maria aka BORED MOMMY - you won! Enjoy the prize pack.

One of my most favourite things to do with my children is to read to them. Especially before bedtime. It's a routine I have shared with my oldest son (with my youngest, we're almost at that book before bed routine!) since I can remember.

He has quite a few 'favourite' books we read each night, and he'll select from his vast collection of books the ones he wants me to read to him each night. Of course, some nights, I'll even read the same book twice!

Among his favourite books? Anything by Richard Scarry, One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, Amelia Bedelia, Down By The Station, and so many more!

Do you remember your favourite bedtime story as a child?

Whatever the book, reading with your children before bedtime is an excellent way for you and your child to share in something special together while creating memories that will last forever.

Despite the busy lifestyles faced by the majority of Canadian families, storytime is something many of them are still making part of their bedtime route. In fact according to a recent survey commissioned by Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal, 88 per cent of parents with children under the age of 12 read a bedtime story to their children on a regular basis.

In an effort to make bedtime easier and to encourage storytime among parents and their children, Kellogg partnered up with Kids Can Press, and is offering a free copy of Per-Henrik Gürth’s Oh, Canada! book with the purchase of specially-marked boxes of Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal while supplies last.

Just in time for Canada Day, the story will take families on a whirlwind tour of Canada to discover all there is to see and do.

We have ABC of Canada by the same author, and my son totally loves it- the illustrations are great, and the book itself is a wonderful read. It was also helpful in getting my son to learn the alphabet.

You don't have to buy a box of Rice Krispies to receive a copy of Oh, Canada! though - all you have to do is leave me a comment below telling me what your favourite bedtime story was when you were a child, and why.

Not only will you win this book, you'll win a gift basket with over $200!

The package includes:

  • A signed copy of Per-Henrick Gürth’s Oh, Canada! book, as well as Canada 123 and ABC of Canada.

  • A child-sized apron and lunch bag monogrammed with Gürth’s familiar Canadiana artwork designs.

  • A warm and soft Rice Krispies snuggle blanket, perfect for storytime.

  • A matching set of two Rice Krispies cereal bowls/spoons.

  • A generous supply of Rice Krispies cereal for the whole family to enjoy!

So go ahead... tell me what your favourite bedtime story was! I will pick a winner randomly on July 4th.

Good Luck, and happy reading!


  1. My favorite story were rhymes from Winken, Blinken and Nodd... Now I read them to my son. When I got a little older, I read Little house On the Prarie

  2. I have always loved Good Night Moon! So does my eldest... may I add this is one great giveaway.

  3. A fave was I will love you forever & My nest is best

  4. Oh, I can't remember my favorite story as a child...but my older daughter LOVES our 2 Disney story books filled with short versions of the classic Disney stories.

    I can't wait until my youngest is ready for bedtime stories (hopefully it will be soon!)

  5. The Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night! My dad would sing it to me. I sing it to my son, but the book has long ago been lost or given away. Also, Are You My Mommy? And Make Way for Ducklings.


  6. Hard to pick just one, but I loved The Berenstein Bears series...any of them! Also, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, and the Nancy Carlson books, like LouAnn's Dance Recital because there were among the first I could outloud myself! What a great giveaway!

  7. It would have to be Dr. Seuss - Are you My Mother?? Love this one, and my kids adore it, especially when I do funny little voices for them!!

    Maria @BOREDmommy

  8. My favorite is Where the wild Things Are? Can us non-Canadians enter? We like books and cereal!

  9. I don't remember specific ones but there was a series of books called 'Serendipity' that I loved...

  10. I really enjoyed Peter Pan


  11. I loved Cinderella!!

  12. My favourite book was "I wish that I had duck feel" but I haven't been able to find a copy for my kids. The favourite bedtime book at our house now is anything by Robert Munsch.

  13. My favorite was Love You Forever by Robert Munsch. It was comforting to me when I was a child. Now I read it to my kids and I can't get through it without crying


  14. My favourite books were anything Berenstein Bears. I still have many of them
    and can't wait to share them with my children :)

  15. Liked where the wild things are as a child

  16. My favourite books were The Little House on the Prairie series. Loved them so much I still have them.

  17. I liked Clifford the Big Red Dog when I was a little, I remember it was the first book I read all by myself, also I loved Robert Munsch books, and now my daughter does too!

  18. My favorite book was a German songbook called Schlafen mein Princen. I wish I still had it. It was a collection of German folk songs for children.

  19. I don't remember my favourite story, but I know my fave to read to my kids is the Barn Yard Dance by Sandra Boyton!

  20. My favourite bedtime story was a big book... the Secret Garden... my mom took the summer to read it to me and my siblings. I can't wait to read it to my daughter this summer!