Friday, January 25, 2013

Lunches January 21st - 25th

Boogs' lunches are inspired by the books we read at bedtime the previous evening. Each night, Boogs reads one book to me and I read a book or a chapter of a book to him. I usually post his lunches once a week. Click on the "lunches" label at the end of this post to see lunches from previous weeks.


Dina from What the Girl's Are Having, sent me this adorable hamburger bento box. I had to find a burger book to read to Boogs so I could put a burger lunch in it. 

Burger Boy by Alan Durant
Benny is a very picky eater who loves burgers more than any other food in the whole world. He constantly eats burger after burger. His mom warns him, "If you don't watch out, you'll turn into a burger one day." Pretty soon, his body begins to resemble a burger. He is then chased all over town just like the Gingerbread Man. His mother saves him by feeding him lots of fruits and vegetables. Benny then starts eating so many veggies that his mother warns him to watch out or he will be a veggie. The last page shows Benny turning into a carrot. Boogs thought this was a funny book. He has been learning about fables at school. He told me, "The mortal (moral) of this story is that you should eat different stuff, like a variety. Not only eat one thing every day." In the lunchbox: three mini hamburgers surrounded by a dog & cow who were chasing Benny, Benny carrot, fruit leather letters, and grapes.


Me on the Map by Joan Sweeney
 
The girl in this story is figuring out her place in the world. She draws herself on a map of her room, then her house, street, city, state, country, continent, and finally planet. Boogs and I discussed his place in the world and made a concentric circle model of it to show how we can be in so many places at once. In the ELB lunchbox: cheesehead Boogs in Texas on top of a cheese map of North America with the United States outlined, crackers, strawberries, yogurt, and veggies.



A Good Night Walk by Elisha Cooper
 A walk down the block shows the busy neighborhood while the sun is shining then it shows the quiet neighborhood once it is dark. Boogs really enjoyed seeing all of of the details in the drawings. He especially liked the noisy squirrels in the trees. Boogs and I often go for sunrise walks. We don't usually take walks late in the evening when it is getting dark. We will have to do that this weekend and see how our experience is different than the one in this book. In the Laptop Lunchbox: pb&j house, Babybel full moon, Zbar tree trunk with green bean chip leaves, orange slices, and carrots with hummus.


The Z was Zapped by Chris Van Allsburg
 I know I have mentioned before how much I like Chris Van Allsburg's books. This is one of Boogs' favorite ones. He checked it out from his school library this week. This book showcases each letter of the alphabet in its own act of a 26 act play. Each letter is pictured onstage with something happening to it. You have to turn the page before you find out how the author described it. For instance, the J looks very shaky. Boogs guessed that the J was "jumpy". The text said the J was "rather jittery". This book is great for stretching your vocabulary. I used to read it to my 3rd graders and have them make a class ABC book following this format. In the ELB lunchbox: almond butter & jelly Z that was zapped and T that was all tied up, applesauce, carrots, tomatoes, and yogurt.



Fish Fry Tonight by Jackie French Koller
Little Mouse was so excited when he caught a fish. He declared, "The biggest fish I've ever seen." Mouse invites his friend squirrel over for a fish fry and tells squirrel to bring a friend or two. Squirrel tells rabbit about the fish fry, rabbit tells badger, badger tells deer, etc. Pretty soon all of the animals in the forest are headed to Mouse's house for the fish fry. Mouse gets quite a surprise when she opens her door. She quickly closes her door and calls for 100 pizzas. Then she cuts up the fish into small pieces and offers the animals fish fry hors d'oeuvres. Boogs thought mouse was a very fast thinker. In the ELB lunchbox: fish fry fillets, Mouse drawn on cheese, fish drawn on marshmallow, pears, and baked kale chips.


Be sure to check out the wonderful sites I link to on my sidebar! If you want to see more book inspired lunches, click on the "lunches" label at the end of this post or go to My Story Themed Lunches board on Pinterest. I would love for you to leave a comment to let me know you stopped by.     

24 comments:

  1. I get such a kick out of these posts, Keitha! So fun to see the creative ways you transpose these books into food. And you often introduce me to interesting books I've never heard of. Have a great weekend!

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  2. I love these! We do a similar thing with muffin tin meals themed around the children's B4FIAR book. Yours are fab!

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    1. Thanks. I will have to check out your MTM meals.

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    1. Thanks, Diana. It has been a while since one of my lunches has matched one of your weekly Bento Blog Network weekly themes. I will try to plan ahead for next week.

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    1. Thanks for the burger bento box! It is really cute.

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  5. We loooooove "Me on the Map." The lunch is great!

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  6. I had the best time reading your book reviews. When I saw your bentos of Pinteret this morning, knew these books would be great.

    I will be sharing this post on the Read.Explore.Learn. Facebook page tomorrow.

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    1. Deirdre,
      Thank you for always leaving such kind and encouraging comments. I really appreciate it!

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  7. These are fabulous! Love all the books and your reviews of them and the lunches are just amazing!!

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  8. So cute! Visiting from TGIF. Love your lunch ideas inspired by books and stories. Inspiring me to do some creative lunches for my little tot!

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  9. Your Me on the Map lunch is genious! Thanks for linking up to TGIF!

    Have a GREAT week,
    Beth =-)

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    1. Thanks, Beth. Glad TGIF is back up and running.

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  10. I love the burger box - so cute - and the lunches look lots of fun and tasty too.

    Thanks for linking it to The Sunday Showcase.

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  11. Always so great to read what you are up to with books and lunches!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

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