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3.40888888888889 out of 53.40888888888889 out of 53.40888888888889 out of 53.40888888888889 out of 53.40888888888889 out of 5 3.41 (18 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Adam Rex Narrator: Oliver Wyman Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Cold Cereal Saga Release Date: February 2012 ISBN: 9780062120717
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Cold Cereal Facts
Serving size 1 chapter
Number of servings 40
Primary human characters 3
Scottish Play Doe, aka Scottpossible changeling
Erno Utz genius
Emily Utz supergenius
Magical creatures at least 3
Mick Leprechaun (or Clurichaun)
Harvey Pooka (rabbit-man)
Biggs indeterminate origin (hairy, large)
Evil organizations 1
Goodco Cereal CompanyPurveyor of breakfast
foods aspiring to world domination
Adventure 75%
Diabolical Schemes 40%
Danger 57%
Legend 20%
Magic 68%
Humor 93%
Puzzles 35%
Mystery 49%

Not a significant source of vampires.

May contain nuts.

Daily values based on individual interest. Reader's estimation of value may be higher or lower, depending on your tolerance for this sort of thing.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Totally original and wholly brilliant—this is the one book this year I wish I had written. Adam Rex must be stopped.” 

    Eoin Colfer, bestselling author of the Artemis Fowl series

  • “Warning—this book contains the following ingredients in dangerously high quantities: wild fantasy, dynamic action, great satire, and silly jokes. I loved it. Second helpings, please!” 

    Jonathan Stroud, bestselling author of the Bartimaeus Trilogy

  • “The divinely demented Adam Rex strikes again! Cold Cereal is exciting, strange, and deliciously different. His deft mixing of myth with modernity is flat-out fabulous.”

    Bruce Coville, author of My Teacher Is An Alien

  • “Mythology and magic collide with breakfast cereal in this dry-humored adventure…Rex takes his magically delicious premise seriously, though, finding the thin line between absurdity and comedy, while giving this story more gravitas and depth than might be expected.”  

    Publishers Weekly

  • One of the Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books for Children in 2012
  • Selected for the Spring 2012 Indie Next List for Children

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dawn | 2/19/2014

    " I was excited to find Adam Rex's newest book, Cold Cereal, at the library. I liked it, but not as much as Smekday. Rex is still weirdly brilliant and serves up lots of adventure in this story about kids trying to fight against an cereal company bent on world domination. But overall it just wasn't as humorous to me as Smekday. Bizarre, yes, but not really funny, though of course there were some funny moments. Actually, my favorite part was the inside front cover which introduces the book in a format which mimics the nutrition information from the side of a cereal box. That made me laugh! Smekday was a stand-alone book, but Cold Cereal clearly leaves room for intended sequels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janet | 1/28/2014

    " I probably didn't love this quite as much as I loved Smekday, but boy was it ever fun! And it looks like there'll be a sequel? Here's hoping we'll see more of the unicat next time :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah Souther | 1/19/2014

    " Why do they have creatures like leprechauns and giant rabbits selling breakfast cereal to kids? Scott (Scottish Play Doe) and his new friends Erno and Emily are about to find out. Scott's been having hallucinations most of his life, but learned to act as if he doesn't. Erno's a genius, who has also managed to get along. Emily is a supergenius, who hasn't. The GoodCo Cereal Company has a lot to do with all of this. Plot twists, mysteries and strange juxtapositions of pop culture icons abound, but the story doesn't end here...aargh! I checked his website and it's part of a trilogy. I can't decide if I'm relieved or irritated because I want to read more. Now. Rex's artwork is great fun, even the ingredients list on the inside of the dust jacket will make you laugh. Gr. 4-8. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura Gardner | 1/17/2014

    " Totally crazy and awesome. Can't wait for book two!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Josie | 1/7/2014

    " Good book...I'd share it with, uh, 3rd-8th graders? I know, huge ranged. Whatev. Funny, smart, and the beginning of a series...or duo...or triligoy...or something. :-) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 1/1/2014

    " It was no Smekday, but it was still quite funny. I look forward to the sequel. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jaimee | 12/24/2013

    " Corporate conspiracy with fantastical elements thrown in. A general thumbs down -- plot is too drawn out, disconnected and basically uninteresting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Arimas Jones | 8/4/2013

    " Absoloutely amazing! Just as good as I hoped it was very funny and edgy and mysterious! I was so enticed I couldn't put the darn hong down. Mick was funny! He was awesome and the whole evil cereal thing! Gineus! Adam Rex is amazing! One of my fav authors hands down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maren | 3/3/2013

    " Meant to be more silly than realistic, I wouldn't suggest this book for adults unless they are the ones who like children's books (you know who you are ;-)). Very clever and witty, and an exciting if completely improbable (world domination through breakfast cereal!) plot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karin | 1/24/2013

    " Cute story about 3 kids who are fighting the evil super-power known as Goodco, a corporation that makes cereal out of additives only. Magical elements thrown in for fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Asher | 8/22/2012

    " Awesome, but you can't top smekday. Ever. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gary Wallace | 7/12/2012

    " A lot of fantasy. If you like fantasy you will love cold cereal. Great book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zack | 7/4/2012

    " It took me a bit to get into this one, but all in all I ended up really enjoying it. Bring on book 2! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie Watson | 4/25/2012

    " I love Adam Rex so much--not for his plots, which I can take or leave, but for his characters and the brilliant little asides he tosses in over and over again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 4/23/2012

    " This is a great book, especially if you like fantasy like me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jordan Funke | 2/17/2012

    " This title is exemplary in its genre, but I don't like the genre. Goofy fantasy mystery for younger teens. I could tell that some kids will love it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Terry | 2/1/2012

    " Clever moments and some interesting ideas, but I never got attached to the characters. I'm still curious about Rex's other books, but this tried too hard and fell just a bit short. "

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About the Author
Author Adam Rex

Adam Rex is the author of many books, including the New York Times bestselling picture book Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich, the middle-grade novel The True Meaning of Smekday, and the teen novel Fat Vampire. Garlic and crosses are useless against him. Sunlight has been shown to be at least moderately effective. A silver bullet does the trick. Pretty much any bullet, really. He currently lives in Arizona with his wife.

About the Narrator

Oliver Wyman is an actor and award-winning audiobook narrator. His first full-length audiobook, It’s Not about the Bike, won an Audie Award. Quickly renowned for his versatility, he went on to win several Audie Awards and seventeen AudioFile Earphones Awards in genres ranging from drama and humor to nonfiction and children’s stories.