Monday, February 13, 2012

Cold Cereal Giveaway!

No, not Lucky Charms! No, not Special K! It's an awesome, amazing book giveaway!
Last week I was fortunate enough to attend a booksigning at Anderson's Bookstore for Adam Rex's newest middle grade release, Cold Cereal. I've loved Adam's work since I read Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich. Rex writes and illustrates picture books, middle grade, AND young adult, all of which I've read and loved. His wit that shines in his writing was clearly evident at the book signing. He answered funny questions by kids with clever retorts, and the audience enjoyed his reading of a chapter peppered with an Irish accent (you'll see why he needed it when you read the book). Yep, I'm a huge fan of his. HUGE.
So, I was pretty excited to be able to attend the booksigning and finally meet the man.
Here's a pic of a drawing he did at the event. He asked kids to tell him names of animals and he did a cool mashup. A young fan named this a "bearger."
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And here's the author and me before I sort of forced a hug on him. You think I'm joking don't you.
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Lastly, for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday I have a signed book of Cold Cereal to give away to YOU! All you need to do is be a follower and tell me your favorite kind of cereal in the comments. That is it. Contest closes at 9pm central time on Wednesday!
So, what's your favorite kind of cereal?

32 comments:

storyqueen said...

It would have to be Cap'n Crunch.

Most definitely.

Shelley

PS. I am hearing so many good things about this book1

Gina C said...

Hi Kelly! I don't think I have you in my MMGM list! Terrific blog :)

I hadn't heard of this book yet - sounds adorable. I'm going to have to go with OH!s as my favorite cereal as a kid. I still love it today!

akoss said...

Nice to meet you :)
I will have to say mini wheats are my favorite cereal to eat.
I've never heard of this book before so thank you for the feature :)

Shannon O'Donnell said...

O.M.G!!!!! I want this one soooooo bad! As soon as I saw it the first time, I knew I had to have it! :-)

My favorite cereal is hot grape nut or shredded wheat, heated with butter and brown sugar. :-)

LTM said...

oh, I love author-illustrators! their work has such a special feel. And very cool that you got to meet him and watch him draw. Love stuff like that. Thanks for sharing! :o) <3

Jeremy Bates said...

great post. thanks for sharing this blog

Brett DeRousse said...

Great Blog Kelly...glad I found it!
I'm a frosted mini wheats fan, but both my kids love Rice Krispies!

Kelly Polark said...

Shelley - Gotta love Cap'n Crunch!
Gina- I've never had Oh's before!! And thanks for stopping by. I'm not a regular MMGM poster, but I love reading all the posts!
Akoss- Thanks for coming by! I can't wait to start reading the book myself. I'm starting it tonight.
Shannon- You know all the toppings to make cereal extra yummy!
LTM- It was so fun to watch him create an illustration like that. It seemed effortless!
Jeremy- Thanks for stopping by!
Brett- Thanks for reading! I just bought some frosted mini wheats for my daughter a few hours ago!

matthew kane said...

Honey nut cheerios!

Tara said...

I'm so excited to read this book! My favorite cereal is frosted mini-wheats. =)

Heidi Grange said...

My favorite cereal is Honey Nut Cheerious, can't live without it. Thanks for the giveaway.

Natalie Aguirre said...

You and Shannon have me all excited about this book. Thanks for sharing about it. Book signings are so much fun.

Paul Michael Murphy said...

Cinnamon Toast Crunch, baby! Although now that I'm old and stingy I buy the Kroger version which is called something ridiculous like Cinnamon Dusted Crispy Squares.

Kelly Polark said...

Matt- Honey, you are a nut! Cheerio!
Tara - I think frosted mini wheats is the top cereal in the comments box.
Heidi - Good tasting, good for you cereal!
Natalie - I went to a book signing and a concert on this same night. I loved the book signing more!
Murph- That is my son's favorite. I wonder if he'd notice if I bought another brand...

madainn said...

I'm a fan of puffins, specifically the peanut butter ones.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Oh that would be a cool book signing. I guess I should learn to draw in case I ever have a book signing. :D (I'm thinking stick men won't cut it!)

Kim Kasch said...

Oh I am soooooo not a breakfast baby! But if I had to choose I'd say oatmeal. Old fashioned - just like me ;)

Kim Aippersbach said...

I just finished reading THE TRUE MEANING OF SMEKDAY, and I was completely blown away. It explodeded my brain. So I really, really want to try COLD CEREAL. If you can send to Canada, please enter my favourite cereal: Shredded Wheat.

Missed Periods said...

My mom made us eat Grape Nuts growing up, so I like any cold cereal that's not Grape Nuts.

Andrea Mack said...

This sounds like such a great book! And so fun for you to get to meet the author. Fav cereal: Golden Grahams.

Bish Denham said...

That is SO cool Kelly. He sounds like one talented author/artist. I love the gluten free Chex cereals, eat it almost every morning with a banana.

Christina Lee said...

Peanut Butter Crunch!!! Hey, this sounds great--wonder if my little guy would like it!

Peggy Eddleman said...

I love it! I'm a little jealous you got to go. I especially love when you get to SEE them draw! I would've forced a hug on him, too. :)

Froot Loops. Or Wheaties.

Reading mind said...

my friends from the US made me try Lucky Charms and I got addicted!

Lydia Kang said...

Growing up, it was Apple Jacks. Now it's Frosted Flakes. Mmmmm.

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

I'm eating muselix every morning, but I love love love Lucky Charms!

It's always fun to meet and observe a writer in a workshop.

Kelly Polark said...

Madainn- I've never tasted puffins!
Stina - He's an illustrator, too, so the drawing was a natural fit for the signing.
Kim - We have oatmeal for dinner sometimes!
Kim A - Wasn't Smekday amazing?!
Missed P - I like Grapenuts with fruit on it, but I can see how you would get sick of it after a while!

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

"...sort of forced a hug on him"--hilarious, Kelly! You are too adorable. It sounds like a great book signing. I love the bearger.

Oh, and my favorite cereal would have to be. . . Lucky Charms. It's a guilty pleasure.

Elana Johnson said...

Author book signings are so much fun! And I could eat wheat Chex for every meal. Seriously.

Ray Veen said...

Cool, I'm in time.
Favorite cereal: Cinnamon Life.
Most upbeat, enthusiastic Blogger I know: Kelly Polark

SA Larsenッ said...

This was fabulous!!

I was a Captain Crunch kid! Loved them with milk or dry. :) I so want this book, but good luck to everyone!

Nicole Zoltack said...

Great post! My favorite cereal is Cheerios. Boring, I know, lol Oh, I love Lucky Charms, but I only eat the marshmallows.