Phoenix McDonald’s restaurants and Southwest Human Development will host Día de los Niños on Saturday, April 30, to raise awareness about early literacy.

Beginning at 11 a.m., the first 100 parents to visit their local restaurant will receive a 2016 Happy Meal book and free vanilla cone or apple slices, while supplies last. The free book and cone offer excludes Walmart McDonald’s locations.

Four Harper Collins children’s books from the 2016 Happy Meal Book program will be distributed: “Pete the Cat,” “Paddington,” “Clark the Shark,” and “Happy Valentine’s Day, Mouse!”

Also on April 30, 20 cents from every Happy Meal sold at Phoenix restaurants, excluding Walmart locations, will be donated to Southwest Human Development’s First Edition: A Book for Babies and Toddlers Too! Project, to help fund early literacy programs that prepare young children for school. For more information about the project, visit



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