Cheerios 100,000 Book Giveaway

December 14, 2009 by  
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In our house we have been reading to the boys from a very early age nightly before bed. Sometimes we read one book and sometimes we read three. Reading is such an important factor in a child’s development of language skills, and literacy.

Sometimes though, many children in lower income families simply don’t get read to or cannot afford to have books in the home. Even worse, some of the lower income education centers and daycare lack a supply of age appropriate books. And, a recent study shows that the ratio of books per child in middle income neighborhoods is 13 to 1, while in low-income neighborhoods, the ratio is 1 age-appropriate book for every 300 children.


The Cheerios family of cereals, First Book and Jon Scieszka, author of the popular “Trucktown” series (which my boys simply adore) and other children,s books, have joined together to deliver 100,000 books to community-based programs serving children in need.

In order to help, all you have to do is go online with your child and test your combined knowledge of children’s books by answering trivia questions related to “Trucktown” and other great children,s books.

For every trivia question answered correctly, you can cast one vote for the state you would like to receive books! The five states receiving the most votes will get 20,000 books each, for a total of 100,000 books. Visit to test your knowledge and start voting.

I cannot think of a better way to help out communities in desperate need of books. Not only that, it is such an easy way to participate to make a big difference. Reading is a great way to make memories and to instill a lifelong love of books.

In helping get the work out about this great program, DoubleBugs would like to send one lucky reader an assortment of books from Cheerios, one of the many varieties of Cheerios cereals and a $25 gift card to Barnes & Noble.

100K Book Giveaway

Here’s What You Gotta Do

Visit and vote for the state you want to receive books and come back here and tell me what you think of this great program and one of your favorite books your child loves.

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Contest Starts December 14, 2009 and Ends January 15, 2010

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245 Responses to “Cheerios 100,000 Book Giveaway”
  1. Katy says:

    This is a wonderful program! I am so glad to know that so many kids in need will be getting books! One of my son’s favorite books is The Giving Tree.

    I just tweeted the giveaway here:

  2. Cheryl Hicks says:

    What a great contest! My daughter is an English teachers and she is a bid reading advocate! My kids loved Cat in the Hat books.

  3. Carol says:

    I voted for my home state of NJ, and my son loves The Snowy Day.

  4. Carol says:

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  6. Carol says:

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  7. Amber G says:

    I think this is a great idea, I only wish more than one state could win! I voted for Illinois because our educational system is in desperate need of funding. My daughter’s favorite book is Charlotte’s Web!

  8. SANDY says:

    voted and love it… oh the places you’ll go

  9. Abby says:

    I love that they are giving away all of these books to a most deserving state (hopefully mine!) My daughter’s favorite books right now are The Sister’s Grimm series!

  10. Margaret Smith says:

    This is such a wonderful program. I gladly voted. I think that it is so important to encourage children to read. Our favorite book is the Rainbow Fish. Thanks so much.

  11. Jill L says:

    With so many families hurting right now, I think it’s a wonderful program. Books are wonderful for all ages. I have 3 kids at different ages. I love to read my youngest, Good Night God. It’s a great way to end the day.

  12. Mellissa C says:

    I think it is a great program.My sons favorite book is Shooting Star!

  13. Mellissa C says:

    follow on twitter (Missybeez80)

  14. Pat says:

    I voted for California where we live. One of our favorite books is Where The Wild Things Are.

    Thanks for the contest. Happy holidays.

  15. Kim says:

    I voted and think this is an AWESOME program. Very respectable!!! My kiddo loves Goodnight Moon!

  16. Kim says:

    twitter follower- kgail11

  17. hollowsins says:

    I think this is a neat program..I got 13 out of 16 for ohio…My daughter loves Cat in the hat

  18. hollowsins says:

    Im a twitter follower

  19. hollowsins says:

    I left retweet # 7

  20. adrienne Gordon says:

    i voted , the program is really ambitious.

  21. Emily R. says:

    I think this is great-I voted for my state, TN!

    I loved Good Night Moon as a child:)


  22. Evelyn says:

    enter me thanks

  23. Jeff says:

    Florida needs the support because are funding for education has been cut drastically.

  24. christin says:

    I voted for TX:) This is a wonderful program and has the potential to help a lot of kids. My kid’s favorite book right now is Chicka Chicka Boom Boom:) Thanks for the chance!
    christinbanda at yahoo dot com

  25. Heather S says:

    This a a great program and the state of Georgia could really use it. Goodnight moon is a favorite

  26. Benita B. says:

    I voted for NYS. It’s a great program. The Giving Tree is our favorite.


  27. Cheryl says:

    I think this is a great idea! I wish every state could win. A favorite book of mine was Green Eggs and Ham.

  28. Linda Lansford says:

    This is great I vote for Florida

  29. Kate says:

    I voted for Iowa because our state is being hit hard in this recession. My favorite was Blueberries for Sal, but my boys love any and all books about dinosaurs

  30. Doreen says:

    I voted for my state, Maryland to win! I think this is a wonderful program and love, love that it promotes reading!! I work in a School and I think is fabulous!! I don’t have any children of my own yet but one children’s book that I’ve loved is Charlotte’s Web. Such a classic story. :)

    purposedrivenlife4you at gmail dot com

  31. momznite says:

    Love this idea. All children should have access to good books. I voted. We enjoyed Kiki Strike: Inside the Shadow City.

  32. Monique Rizzo says:

    I would say Washington, were really short on funds. Thanks for the chance.

  33. Carol Lawrence says:

    Great program,voted for PA. Favorite book is Rainbow Fish.

  34. Leslie Price says:

    I voted for Florida and I think this is a GREAT program. There is just so little emphasis on reading anymore. My boy’s favorite book of all time is Peter Pan.

  35. Leslie Price says:

    Follow you on Twitter as lprice79.

  36. Suzanne Denys says:

    I vote for Michigan. My son loves the Trucktown books.

  37. Laura DeLuca says:

    I voted for NJ because its my home state

  38. Laura DeLuca says:

    follow on twitter (GabbyLowe)

  39. Jaime P says:

    voted for Colorado, I think this is a wonderful program and would love to see more of them available and my kids fave books right now are Goosebumps Series and Cat in The Hat

  40. Jaime P says:

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  41. Jaime P says:

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  42. Staci A says:

    I voted for my state and love the idea behind the program. It is wonderful to see companies reaching out to those in need. We are lucky to have many books to choose from each night and I would love to know that more kids can have that opportunity!

    And one of our faves, Duck & Goose or 5 Little Penguins Slipping on the Ice are both big hits.

  43. Staci A says:

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  44. Staci A says:

    And I faved you on Technorati-MommaStaciA

  45. Jennifer Short says:

    I think this is a fantastic program. A favorite book around here is “I can lick 100 tigers today” by Dr. Suess (one of his lesser known ones.)

  46. Doreen says:

    Following you on Twitter! (luvcontests)

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  47. Doreen says:

    Your button is on my bloggy, thanks for the chance to win!

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  48. Doreen says:

    Added to my Technorati Favorites! (digifreebiegirl)

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  49. angelo says:

    thanks for the chance to win.

  50. Carol G says:

    I voted for Oklahoma. I think this is a great idea, too bad it will have only limited impact overall since the need is so great in so many areas of the country. My children are grown now, and my grandson is only 10 months old, so his favorite book is anything he can get his hands on, but the Dr. Seuss books were always great favorites and I suspect will be again.

  51. Kelly Ann T. says:

    This is a great program and I helped my state by answering 10 questions correctly. Holt’s favorite book is I Need My Monster by Amanda Noll.

  52. Molly Capel says:

    I think this is a great program. All kids should have access to great books. My kids love the book Tuesday.

  53. Karen says:

    This is a wonderful program, and one of my son’s favorite books is Season of the Sandstorm (one of the Magic Tree House books).

  54. angelo says:

    general mills is the standard of the industry i say. thanks.

  55. Melissa M says:

    I think this program is great way for young kids get interested in reading! My boy loves to read Green Eggs and Ham.

  56. Melissa M says:

    I am following your twitter.

  57. Darlene says:

    It is a great program. One of my favorite childhood books was The Boxcar Children.

  58. Erica C. says:

    I voted for MD. This program is great; it can help a lot of students improve their abilities. My girl’s favorite book, currently, is Poky Little Puppy. Thanks!

  59. Erica G says:

    I think this is great. Books are great for everyone and anyone. My daughter’s fave book right now is Barnyard Banter.

  60. Kathleen S. says:

    I think this is a GREAT program, there are so many kids that would benefit from these books. A fave book here is Where The Wild Things Are. Thanks!

  61. Jennifer Miller says:

    I voted for Missouri and I don’t have kids but my high school students voted that they love the book “Goodnight, Moon” the most out of a selection of children’s books! Thanks for the giveaway!

  62. Jennifer Miller says:

    I follow you on Twitter at @JennSweepsAlot.

  63. Ashley says:

    i think this program is a great idea. my fave childrens book is if you give a moose a muffin

  64. Amy G. says:

    I think that this is an awesome program- reading is such an important and fun thing that everyone needs. One of my favorite books was The Giving Tree.

  65. Betty N says:

    I voted for my state! You could answer trivia questions and vote each time you got one I stayed with it a loooong time!
    I think it is wonderful what Cheerios is doing! I love to read to children. One of my favorites is Brown Bear Brown Bear (what do you see?)

  66. Betty N says:

    I follow you on Twitter (Betty3710)

  67. Betty N says:

    I have blogged about the giveaway here

  68. Betty N says:

    I have your button on my sidebar

  69. Kristin Harris says:

    I think this is a wonderful program! My favorite children’s book is the Berenstein Bears series.

  70. Jennifer gersch says:

    great program, my kids love the giving tree

  71. M.A. says:

    Giving away books is a wonderful thing: especaily since those who read succeed!
    Among our favorite books are WHEN THE RELATIVES CAME and GOODNIGHT, MOON.

  72. Jennifer Lachman says:

    I voted for pennsylvania and my favorite book that my children loves is Isabelle Isabelle. I think this program is great because many headstarts and early education centers don’t have the library that larger schools have.

  73. Soha Molina says:

    I voted for California. I love this program and any others that promote reading. My daughter’s favorite book-and mine- is The Giving Tree.

  74. Nancy says:

    As an avid reader, I think this is a great program. I believe every child should have access to books and learn the joy that reading can bring. We love Dr. Seuss – very silly and fun to read.

  75. Nancy says:

    I am already following you on Twitter as njhhb.

  76. Marjorie Whitney says:

    New York is the state I voted for, and the book is Goodnight, Moon.

  77. Leann S says:

    I voted for CA. Anything that promotes reading is great in my book. My classroom loves Pinkalicious and Superhero ABC.

  78. Leann S says:

    I follow you on twitter: qwills2cats

  79. Brandi says:

    I’m an English teacher and I think any program that encourages children to read is a good one! My son’s favorite book is Llama Llama Red Pajama.

  80. Kristine Michelle says:

    I think this is a wonderful program. With all the budget cuts, California could certainly use some of these books! I voted for California. My son’s favorite book is Where the Wild Things Are.
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  81. Kristine Michelle says:

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  82. Candie L says:

    I like the idea. I just wish it was spread out a little more. Arkansas does not have much of a chance of being in the winner’s circle. THank you

  83. Renski says:

    This is a wonderful program – I voted for Michigan! I am so glad to know that so many kids in need will be getting books! One of my son’s favorite books is The Cat in the Hat. He’s jsut learning to read and it’s an exciting time.

  84. denise says:

    I voted for WI. My twins love their new Boble and also have been requesting Goodnight Moon.

    denise_22315 at yahoo dot com

  85. denise says:

    I follow as wiscmom24 on twitter and I meant to say Bible in my previous post. :)

    denise_22315 at yahoo dot com

  86. denise says:

    I tweeted.

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  87. Jay f. says:

    Great program, voted for my home state. My kids love books by Jack Prelutsky the poet. One is “A Bad Case of the Giggles”. We do dramatic readings of his poems for each other.

  88. Terri Dell says:

    I voted for NY
    It’s a great program. Schools are always in need of books and I am a firm believer in getting kids to read. They can’t do that if they don’t have books available. My kids love Harold and the Purple Crayon, The Little Match Girl, anything by Dr. Seuss and I Love You, Forever

  89. Terri Dell says:

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  90. Terri Dell says:

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  91. Debra F says:

    I’m a teacher, so I think any way to get books into the hands of children is the most wonderful thing. Right now, my son is really into the Bernstein Bears series and I love these too because they always teach such a great lesson.

  92. Priscilla P. says:

    Anne Of Green Gables was my favorite as a child. My Granddaughter is reading this now. My vote was for Alabama.

  93. Priscilla P. says:

    I follow on twitter @007blond.

  94. jennifer h says:

    This is a great way to promote literacy in a fun way! One of our favorites is Where the Sidewalk Ends.

  95. Renee G says:

    I voted for CA because I know their schools could really use the funding.
    One of our favorites to read is Fox in Socks & Go Dog Go by Dr. Seuss.

  96. Jessie C. says:

    Voted MN. I love the great ideas of helping kids to read, good books are always needed and can’t never get enough. My kids love Dr. Seuss Books.

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  99. DG says:

    I voted for Missouri and I think this is a great program because an emphasis on reading could make all the difference. fave book is goodnight, moon!

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  102. Suzanne Lewis says:

    I think this is a great program that can help many kids. Isabel loves Goodnight Moon.
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  103. kim eddings says:

    As a teacher, I know the importance of books at an early age. This program is great and I hope my state wins.

  104. Laurie D says:

    This is such a great program! My daughter loves the book Pinkalicious.

  105. Trisha says:

    I think this program is soo great! Books are such a blessing to have and something that some dont have the resourses to have and this will make it possible and give children the chance for greter education!! My favorite book is DR Suess’ “Are you my mother”!!!

  106. Trisha says:

    I follow on twitter!

  107. Tammy Pereira says:

    I voted for my state – California. I think it is a great program to help get the word out about the importance of literacy and to help get books to the kids who need it. One of my child’s favorite books is the Junie B. Jones and Boxcar Children series books.

  108. Happi Shopr says:

    I voted for Texas. We could really use the books to help boost literacy rates here. Stand Back Said the Elephant I’m Going to Sneeze is a family favorite.

  109. Mary Ward says:

    Any program that brings literature into our schools, is number one in my book. The first cut always seems to be done to our schools and that’s a shame. A few of the books that I loved growing up were Madeline, anything by Dr. Seuss, Nancy Drew mysteries and my all-time favorite, Little Women.

  110. Sheila Hickmon says:

    I think it’s a great program! Any way to bring more books to kids is awesome in my eyes! My daughter like Q Pootle 5!

  111. Sheila Hickmon says:

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  112. Sheila Hickmon says:

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  113. molomatic says:

    I think exposure to books is one of the best things we can do for children! This is a great program. My daughter loves the Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs book. :-)

  114. molomatic says:

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  115. Marie says:

    I think this is a great program since literacy is very important in my opinion. I voted for my state — Missouri. My kids love any books by Mercer Mayer and Sandra Boynton.

  116. MelodicMom says:

    I fully support this wonderful program. I voted for NJ (my state), and my daughter loves the book, “Moo, Baa, La La La.”

  117. MelodicMom says:

    I follow you on twitter as MelodicMom

  118. Michelle Henderson says:

    My son always loved the Dr. Seuss books.

  119. Kimberly says:

    Wisconsin is only number 19. :( Anything to get kids reading as soon as possible is great. We like anything by Dr. Suess.

  120. pixie13 says:

    I voted for PA. I think this is fantastic program. Free books for children is always a good idea, I just wish that every state could get the books. One of our favorite authors right now is Mo Williams. My daughter loves Pigeon. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  121. pixie13 says:

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  122. katie s. says:

    I voted for my home state of Michigan. I like this promotion alot since alot of people are hurting and the states themselves are unable to help. We have a $2Billion budget hole for 2010 already. This country is going to hell in a handbasket and imho its up to the corporations to save themselves by saving us. Nobody wants the United States of China… which is where we’re headed if something doesn’t change fast.

  123. I voted for our state of Kansas.
    I think it’s great that reading is being encouraged.
    Harry Potter is my daughter’s favorite book series.

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  127. Molly K says:

    What a great program-although it said the voting ended in August. I was sad to see MN was ranked #37. I think books and reading are one of the precious gifts you can give a child. Our favorite book right now is Dr Suess Oh the places you’ll go.

  128. Molly K says:

    I follow on twitter as tomandmollyk

  129. Ed Nemmers says:

    I love anything that is book-related! “Good Night Moon” is our favorite!

  130. Karrie says:

    the program is a great idea. favorite kids book is goodnight moon

  131. Sonya says:

    This is a great program, I just wish it could be for all 50 states! My son loves all the Magic Treehouse books!

  132. brooke says:

    It’s a great program. I mean it provides books to kids! One of my favorite books was the very hungry catapillar by eric carle

  133. Amy Delong says:

    I voted for pa,I think it is an excellent program&hope lots pf kids get these books!We love dr suess


  134. Amy Delong says:

    follow you on twitter


  135. Cynthia W says:

    This is a wonderful program – fun and serves a need. One of our favorite books is Runaway Bunny.

  136. Sharon Seneker says:

    We like the classics like Alice in Wonderland! Thanks!

  137. Denyse says:

    I think it’s great to help school right here in the USA because so many have budget cuts. We loce Chicka Chick a Boom Boom.

  138. Denyse says:

    I follow you on Twitter.


  139. susan smoaks says:

    our son loves the giving tree, this is a great program

  140. Erin m says:

    Voted! (California) My little sister loves princess and horse books!

  141. Erin m says:

    Following via Twitter!

  142. Erin m says:

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  143. Voted for NY and Good Night Moon is a favorite here too

  144. chastidy says:

    I voted for TX, we are far behind :( I think the program is great. My boys love Goodnight Moon

  145. vivian says:

    md where the wild things are.

  146. theodore esteghamat says:

    I voted for illinois. The Cat in the Hat is our favorite book.

  147. Christine says:

    I voted for my homestate- MA. My child’s favorite books right now are the Ivy and Bean books.

  148. JoD says:

    I am impressed with the commitment to such a big book donation. I am also glad that is is from a wholesome product/company like Cheerios. My boys like There Is a Monster at the End of this Book (with Grover).

  149. DEBIJOT says:

    I voted several times. I think this is a great program. The favorite book around here was always Where The Wild Things Are.

  150. DEBIJOT says:

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  151. Tim Hughes says:

    I live in Wisconsin but just read a story on West Virginia’s low literacy rate and that is who I voted for. My son’s fave book is The Very Hungry Caterpiller.

  152. Tim Hughes says:

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  153. Tim Hughes says:

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  154. Pamela S says:

    I took the quiz and voted 5 times for my state, Indiana, but sadly we’re only in 13th place!! Thanks.

  155. Pamela S says:

    Forgot to say that one of our favorite children’s books is “Mama, Do you Love Me?” thanks.

  156. lilshuga2001 says:

    I voted!
    I am a literacy advocate! My kiddos LOVE Cat in the Hat series! :)

  157. lilshuga2001 says:

    I technorati faved ya! :)

  158. lilshuga2001 says:

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  159. Amanda S. says:

    Seems like a wonderful program!

    My son loves any and all Star Wars books. :)

  160. Dddiva says:

    Voted for Ar- they are in desperate need. This is fabulous, there is so much need.

    Fave is Fox in Sox

  161. Dddiva says:

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  162. Tami says:

    This is a great thing to be doing! I voted for Oklahoma.

  163. Bridget Combs says:

    Voted for VA and my daughters favorite book was a toss between “Are you my mother” and I love you forever

  164. Bridget Combs says:

    follow on twitter- @bridget3496

  165. susan smoaks says:

    we love the giving tree

  166. John Deal says:

    I like it because there are so many distractions today, that kids need encouragement to read.

  167. Jennifer M says:

    This is a great program that can benefit so many. My daughter loves when we read If You Take a Mouse to the Movies.

  168. Maja Meza says:

    CA. we have arnold for a governor. that says a lot.

  169. Suzanne says:

    Voted. Great program, I don’t know of any school that isn’t in need of more books. One of my kids’ favorite books is Goodnight Moon. Thanks for the great contest!

  170. Lance Pearson says:
    one of my son’s faves is green eggs and ham, and this is an incredible idea, it’s great for kids to read–and i really want Ny to win the books

  171. DanV says:

    I think this program will help more kids read. My kids love Maisy Makes Lemonade.

  172. Patricia Wagner says:

    Would like to win rhis for my daughter

  173. christopher h says:

    love this program, youngest’s fave book is the wonderful wizard of oz

  174. Susan Smith says:

    Sounds like a good program,
    My daughter likes Charlottes Web.

  175. Tammy says:

    I think this is a great program there can never be too many books! When my daughter was small she loved this book called No Nap – Now that she is older she enjoys the D.J. McHale Pendragon series.

  176. Charity S. says:

    Voted for NC. I think it’s a great program. My son loves Judy Moody books.

  177. Charity S. says:

    follow on twitter.


  178. ROS says:

    I would give it to Texas. ZWhat a great program, however was dismayed to see TX getting such a low vote. Come on Texas, keep it going!

  179. Nancy S. says:

    I voted for New Jersey but we’re not in the top five. It is a great program. My kids loved the Stupids books when they were young, especially The Stupids Have a Ball.

  180. Nancy S. says:

    I follow you on twitter – ncschools.

  181. blueviolet says:

    I love the program because our state has a horrible economy so if I can do something to help spread literacy when the budget can’t, that’s a beautiful thing!

  182. blueviolet says:

    I follow on twitter (blueviolet)

  183. Sand says:

    I think it’s a brilliant program and the big favorite in my house is Goodnight Moon.

  184. Roslyn says:

    This is an awesome program! My grandson loves Barnyard Dance by Sandra Boynton.

  185. Gianna says:

    It sounds like a great program. One favorite of my kids is guess how much I love you :)

  186. Lily Kwan says:

    I think this program is great and serves an important need.

  187. sal williams says:

    Great program that Florida really needs. Anything that keeps children reading and developing communication skills is a blessing. My kids and I are all Green Eggs and Ham fans … Dr.(Theodore) Suess is DA MAN!

  188. Adhab Al-Farhan says:

    I wish to win this!


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