#HappyReaders celebrity storytime with Charley Webb #ad

children with Happy Readers boxes

The kids from Team Stein having fun with the special Happy Readers boxes

There’s nothing quite like storytime with children, when we share the joy of reading and the pleasure of books as a family. The McDonald’s Happy Readers campaign is back for its sixth year, helping increase book ownership amongst children and encouraging both children and parents to find the joy in reading. This year Happy Readers features a book from The World of David Walliams in every Happy Meal™. It provides fun, easy moments that help spread the joy of reading to millions of families, creating truly together memories.

PLUS our Happy Readers competition gives your family the chance to win £100 in vouchers…to spend on books of course! (Here’s how you can enter now.)

BritMums recently invited a few of our favourite content creators to a celebrity storytelling event in Harrogate as part of a sponsored relationship highlighting their Happy Readers programme, which provides books to children with their Happy Meals to help make more children #HappyReaders. 

fueled by latte's kids with Charley Webb at McDonalds

It’s all smiles with Fueled by Latte’s kids and Charley Webb

We saw so many captivated faces as celebrity storyteller (and Emmerdale actress) Charley Webb read from Stacey Superstar, a story from this year’s featured collection The World’s Worst Children from The World of David Walliams. Any parent will tell you that The World’s Worst Children is fast becoming a favourite series when it comes to enthralling kids with off-the-wall, funny and heartwarming stories and characters!

Fueled by Latte’s boys loved the story with Charley…and relish doing the funny voices when reading. “Modelling reading aloud to children, pointing out punctuation as you go, helps them to learn to become more accomplished readers,” she says.

Spot on Shopper says, “The voices Charley put on were epic. She story brought to life in front of us… We loved it.”

“What we also loved about the Happy Meals in this promotion,” says Charlotte from Team Stein, “are the really engaging and fun illustrations of Tony Ross on both the meal boxes and the Happy Readers, helping to keep little diners entertained both during and after their meal.”

The National Literacy Trust recommends reading with your child every day (there are helpful tips on reading with children from the Trust at the back of each Happy Reader). 


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AD – HAPPY READERS• • • Did you know that the National Literacy Trust recommend reading to your child every single day? We really try to do that in our family, and bedtime stories are a big part of our routine. The kids absolutely love the hilarious voices their dad uses when reading to them, and are often in stitches at him! • • • @McDonaldsUK are currently providing a book with every happy meal, they’ve already distributed more than 70million books so far! • • • Do you fancy winning £100 worth of book vouchers? @BritMums are looking for funny videos of your kids reading in their silliest, funniest voices. For more info, follow the link in my bio! #HappyReaders

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The competition runs until the end of October so there’s still plenty of time to enter as well as pick up a Happy Readers Happy Meal for the kids!

Enter now to win £100 of book vouchers!


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