Roald Dahl and McDonald’s Happy Readers Initiative

Roald Dahl and McDonald’s Happy Readers Initiative
McDonald’s have recently partnered with the National Literacy Trust, Penguin Random House Children’s UK and the Roald Dahl Literary Estate to help encourage family reading time in the UK with the McDonald’s Happy Readers initiative. McDonald’s will be giving away millions of books containing excerpts from some of Roald Dahl’s most loved stories in their Happy Meals.
mcdonalds roald dahl happy meal contents

As well as receiving exciting goodies in Happy Meals such as the above you can also download the Happy Studio App to bring story time to life with sound effects and responses to compliment the books. You can also redeem the voucher on the Happy Meal box to purchase either ‘Mischief and Mayhem’ or ‘Spotty Powder And Other Splendiferous Secrets’ at participating WH Smith stores for just £1.
mcdonalds roald dahl happy meal contents

McDonald’s have carried out research into story time and can reveal the top five ingredients for extraordinary Roald Dahl-inspired storytelling, voted for by kids aged 5-11:
1. Funny voices to bring to life different characters (70%)
2. Sounds effects and strange, surprising noises (43%)
3. Facial gestures and expressions to make them laugh (27%)
4. Parents, grandparents and siblings taking it in turns to read (20%)
5. Acting out scenes from their favourite storybook (17%) 

baby girl wearing paper top hat from McDonalds Roald Dahl Happy Meal
McDonald’s will be hosting various family fun days during the six weeks of the initiative, search for your nearest event here.
You can find out more about the Happy Readers Initiative here.

*I received the promotional items for review purposes*


  1. 24th October 2015 / 5:27 pm

    Oh she is such a little poppit! The hat is soooo big! I can't remember the last time I went to McDonalds, I think when the children were small. I suppose I'll be visiting in the future with Bear 😉

  2. 24th October 2015 / 6:51 pm

    We have a mcdonalds as a rare treat but these books are great and a real incentive to visit again!

  3. 24th October 2015 / 7:06 pm

    I'm so pleased that McDonald's have finally got something good and educational in their happy meals. It's a definite incentive to visit. I like the fact they've put a lot of thought into the initiative by conducting the research x

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