If you ask my 9 year old who her favourite author is, the answer would be Roald Dahl. She asked for his collection of books last Christmas, and is currently reading her way through them. When I told her that McDonald’s would be featuring the Roald Dahl books in their Happy Meals, she was over the moon.
Both of my children have always enjoyed reading, and we started to read to them from when they were tiny babies. My husband took on the role of ‘chief storyteller’ as they became toddlers, as Daddies funny voices were SO much better than Mummies. Now being 9 and 13, I still encourage them to have at least 15 minutes of reading before bedtime. I find it really sad that some children have never been read a bedtime story, and some don’t even have any books in the house.
I think its fantastic that McDonald’s have teamed up with The National Literacy Trust, Penguin Random House and The Roald Dahl Literacy Trust. For 6 weeks there will be an exclusive Roald Dahl book in every Happy Meal. As a mum this makes me very happy, as it sure beats those annoying plastic toys you get, which end up in the charity bag the following week.
My daughter was sent 2 of the books from the series, Beastly Creatures and Incredible Inventions. The books are bright and colourful, and the perfect size for children. In addition to the book you can also download the Happy Studio App. This will enable your books to come to life with the addition of sounds, pictures and animations. You can also find exciting Roald Dahl games and activities on the app.
You also get a voucher on the side of your Happy Meal box, which you can redeem in participating WH Smiths stores. For just £1 you can pick up Mischief and Mayhem or Spotty Powder and other Splendiferous Secrets.
Katie has already planned her next visit to McDonald’s, as she is desperate to complete her collection of fantastic books. Thank you to McDonald’s for providing Katie with 2 books, and a selection of goodies for her.