How many times have you read your child a bedtime story and thought “I could write that!” Well here’s you chance to put your idea to the test. Cheerios® is searching for the next great children’s book author. It could be you! Just enter your original children’s book story by July 15, 2009. Here are all the details.
“The Great Dog Wash,” by Shellie Braeuner, was the winning entry in the first Cheerios Spoonfuls of Stories®New Author Contest for new children’s book authors, earning Braeuner, a nanny from Nashville, a $5,000 cash prize from Cheerios and the opportunity to have her book reviewed by Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing. Simon & Schuster offered Braeuner a book deal, and, over the past year, “The Great Dog Wash” came to life. Simon & Schuster will publish “The Great Dog Wash,” illustrated by Robert Neubecker, in hardcover this summer. A paperback version of Braeuner’s winning story, which Cheerios had specially printed in both English and Spanish, will be available free inside 1.5 million Cheerios boxes this spring.
Head to the computer and start writing! It would be great if the next new author was a Day Nursery Mom or Dad!