I am a “bookworm” from young; probably influenced by my books-loving mother too.
When I was in primary school, I recalled calling home to ask my mum to allow my teacher to lend me money to buy books from a school book fair. I can so see Xi En doing that too! 😛
Imagine my excitement when I knew that McDonald’s is introducing Dorling Kindersley (DK) mini book series free with the purchase of every Happy Meal!
We picked up a similar book when we visited a Mcdonald’s in Melbourne last Sept and I thought it was a fabulous idea to giveaway books instead of toys. Of course, there were interesting toys such as those really cute convertibles cars/trucks! But I love books and I supposed all parents wished their child read widely too? 😀
And now, we have them in Singapore! How exciting! My boys, especially 6 years old Xi En lost no time to pore over the books.
A preview of the series of books which will be introduced in coming weeks:
These mini books are good quality and informative non-fictions. There are basically 2 series – “Watch Me Grow” and “WOW”. The former is a focus on animals’ stages of growth with flip out corners suitable 3 to 5 years old. The “WOW” series are a spectacular show and tell experience, going deeper into various worldwide subjects; suitable for 6 to 9 years old. They come with stickers to paste onto various pages to make learning more interactive for the younger ones.
Preview of sample pages:
Starting from 3rd Sept 2015, there will be 2 new titles introduced every Thursday at 11am. Each mini Happy Meal Book will be given free with the purchase of a McDonald’s Happy Meal. Collect all 8 titles (whilst stocks last! and I do think they will go fast!).
If you are new to McDonald’s Happy Meals (*shocked look*), it comprise of kids-sized fares including a main, a dessert and a drink (+ a toy/book of course!).
In recent years, McDonald’s has also taken effort to include healthier options such as Corn Cup (with reduced sodium), Apple Slices and even switching to using Canola Blend oil to fry Chicken McNuggets after they are par fried in sunflower oil. This changes had reduced the level of saturated fat by approximately 30%. Calorie-per-set-meal can be as low as 351 calories if you choose a 4-piece Chicken McNuggets with Apple Slices and Magnolia Lo-Fat Hi-Cal Milk. (*source: McDonald’s PR media kit).
And so with healthier options available, there is probably little to stop you from getting a Happy Meal for your child today! In my opinion, these easy-to-read books are just too good to miss out. Look out for the titles in coming weeks:
Week 1: 3 Sep – 9 Sep
1. Watch me grow! Panda
2. WOW! Human Body
Week 2: 10 Sep – 16 Sep
3. Watch me grow! Butterfly
4. WOW! Art and Culture
Week 3: 17 Sep – 23 Sep
1. Watch me grow! Elephant
2. WOW! Ancient History
Week 4: 24 Sep –30 Sep
3. Watch me grow! Penguin
4. WOW! Space
More details can be found on Singapore McDonald’s website – https://www.mcdonalds.com.sg/our-stories/food-for-thought-with-happy-meal-books/
Happy Munching and Reading! 🙂
N.B: Thank you to MacDonald’s for sending us the whole series of DK mini books as a preview! In all true honesty, I would have feast on MacDonald’s Happy Meals for next few weeks just to get collect these mini books even if they weren’t sent to us! No further compensation were received. We are happy to share happy news with our readers! 🙂