Saturday, March 31, 2012


Hubby and I love Cheerio's, last week I opened the box and found this wonderful book inside by Liz Garton Scanlon. The story is such a good lesson for us. Read the photo below to set up the story.  You can buy the book on Amazon

Noodle is a down and out worm, Lou is an upbeat bird

Some days don't go well, right from the start, Noodle woke up with a rain cloudy heart.

His bright side was muddy. His high points sank low. the grass grew much greener in other worms rows.

Some days are like this. What's a worm gonna do? Well, if he is Noodle, he'll lean on his Lou.

"My head has no eyes," Noodle said, feeling glum.

"so, life's a surprise!" Lou said to his chum.

"And I don't have a beak". said Noodle, quite blue.

"But you're long, and so sleek, which is perfect for you!"

"But also no feet" Noodle said with a shrug

"I think you 're complete." And Lou gave him a hug.    

there are more pages and more good advice for all of us, but I will not print all of it. It does have a happy ending.  


Ginny said...

WHAT?? Are we returning to the good old days when we got a prize in the box of cereal??? And we would chose which cereal to eat only by what kind of prizes they offered...maybe gas stations will start giving away glasses and knives to people who fill the tank. I love Cheerios too, and it is one of the few cereals I can eat. But now there are so MANY different Cheerios!! Even chocolate! And some of them are not purely oats, only the original is.

Anonymous said...

Mr. eats Cheerios too. In fact, he gave the neighbors' great grands some toy figures out of his latest box. Hope he gets the book now!

SquirrelQueen said...

I'm as surprised as Ginny, I didn't know they still put things like this in cereal anymore. That is a really cute book.

RE Ginny's comment about the chocolate cheerios. I worked for the company for over five years and kept asking at meetings when they were going to make chocolate Cheerios. Guess someone finally got the hint. I love Cheerios too.

BlueShell said...

Oh...we love "Cheerios" too...

That seems to be a wonderful story, an interesting book!
I'll contact "Amazon"!

I'm curious...



Anonymous said...

That's so nice! We don't get any "treats" in our boxes of cheerio's [tehehe] that's me fav cereal as well, usually mixing it with Special K. I love that story, the worm is so cute [in a way], and I like happy endings!
HAve a lovely day!


Ann said...

I've seen some of those boxes that say there is a book inside. I guess I should have bought Cheerios the last time instead of Special K. That sounds like a really cute book and I think I like Lou :)

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Love Cheerios,my favourite cereal. I think we all feel like Noodle some days and need a 'Lou' to cheer us up.Have a fun day.

TexWisGirl said...

lou ate him and they lived happily ever after... :)

SweetMarie said...

I've got tears running down my face from laughing so hard at TexWisGirl comment!!! This sounds like a good book for all ages. I love cheerios!

Madi and Mom said...

MOM IS A CHEERIO ADDICT TOO...She says the only thing better than a large bowl of the round goodness is a good book to go with it.
Too Mom's middle name is Lou too
Hugs Madi

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

Pretty cute!!!

"I never considered a difference of opinion
in politics, in religion, in philosophy,
as cause for withdrawing from a friend."

~~Thomas Jefferson

Rose said...

I must look for this one especially...Cheerios is my favorite cereal, but I don't eat a lot of it.

Tracy said...

I too laughed at Tex's comment...too funny! AND I like the prizes in the cereal boxes to put in the prize boxes for my students :) I know there are now Peanut Butter Cheerios-YUM!

Betty Manousos@ CUT and DRY said...

cute design! cheerios is my fav cereal.

sounds like a good read indeed.


George said...

What a great find in a Cheerios box. It sounds as if Lou has lots of good advice for Noodle.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Cute book --and even a great message!!!!! We love Cheereos --but we get the generic kind, so no books inside. Sigh!!!!!!


Deb said...

aww so sweet...Little britches has a cherrios has little spaces to put your cherrios in the book...he loves putting them in it...I found it at a thrift store for like .49...