McDonald's are switching out Happy Meal toys for Roald Dahl books

scandal 30/01/2019

McDonald's are making a big change to their happy meals and we're all for it. 

Earlier today, they announced that instead of toys, they'll be handing out over 800,000 copies of Roald Dahl's classic books including The BFG, Wonderful Willy Wonka, and more with their Happy Meals.

Speaking of the change, director of marketing at McDonald's New Zealand, Jo Mitchell said:

The Happy Meal Readers programme is all about helping parents to get their children to enjoy reading,

The Roald Dahl characters are ones that many parents will have enjoyed growing up, and it's great to play a part in introducing them to a new generation.

The books will be given out over the next six weeks, with a new book every week so if you've got a favourite story in mind, here's when you'll be able to get it with your next Happy Meal:

  • January 24 - January 30: Fantabulous BFG
  • January 31 - February 6: Amazing Matilda
  • February 7 - February 13: Lucky Charlie Bucket
  • February 14 - February 20: Brave Little Sophie
  • February 21 - February 27: Wonderful Mr Willy Wonka
  • February 28 - March 6: Marvellous Miss Honey