Monday, September 14, 2015

Roald Dahl Day Bento Blog Hop

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Bento Bloggers & Friends are celebrating Roald Dahl's birthday with a Roald Dahl Day blog hop. By clicking on the Roald Dahl Day button at the end of this post, you can hop over to see the special Dahl lunch Astrid, from Lunches Fit For Kid, made to celebrate the day. The button will appear on each blog in the hop. Click the button on each blog's post to hop to the next one.

Boogs and I have read many Roald Dahl books together. There is no doubt that Dahl's writing can be a bit creepy but that is part of what makes it so much fun to read. We recently finished reading The Witches. It tells the story of the most horrible creatures on Earth - the Witches. Witches live their lives among ordinary people but they are anything but ordinary. The boy in this story, no name given, learns all about witches from his Norwegian Grandmamma. While on holiday with his Grandmamma, the boy finds himself trapped in a room with almost 100 child-hating witches. They do the unthinkable and turn the boy into a mouse. The witches plan to turn all of the children of England into mice so they can be exterminated by their own teachers and parents. It is up to one little mouse and his Grandmamma to save the day. Boogs and I enjoyed the overall story, but parts of it were rather terrifying. I would not read it with younger kiddos. Here is the lunch I made to go with The Witches.
In the ELB lunchbox: pb&j sandwich bottle of the Witch's Formula 86, boy-turned-mouse cheese with raisin eyes/nose & pepitas ears, gnarly witch-like claw rising out of berries, pretzel rod wall with cheese curtains that the boy-turned-mouse slinked around to avoid notice, broccoli treetops where the boy hid from a witch, and raisins.

Boogs and I also read Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes. This book is a collection of retold fairy tales in rhyming verse. Since these were retold by Dahl, the events that happened to the fairy tale characters are quite a bit different than what we are used to reading. I made this lunch to go with the last two tales in the book - Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf and The Three Little Pigs.
In Dahl's version of Little Red Riding Hood, Red says the usual, "What big ears you have, what big eyes you have." But, instead of talking about teeth, Red says, "But Grandma, what a lovely great big furry coat you have on." Then Red shoots the wolf and trades in her red hooded cape for a wolfskin coat. A little while later, another wolf goes after the Three Little Pigs. After the wolf eats the first two pigs, the last pig calls on Red for help. Red kills the Big Bad Wolf with one shot and helps herself to the pig. The last lines of The Three Little Pigs are: "Not only has two wolfskin coats, But when she goes from place to place, She has a PIGSKIN TRAVELING CASE." These were definitely revolting rhymes!
In the Laptop Lunchbox: Little Red Riding Hood Babybel Cheese in her dried seaweed wolfskin coat with almond butter & jelly body,  pretzel twigs, snack crackers straw, salami pigskin traveling case, broccoli/tomato/radish forest, dried apricot sunshine, and a marshmallow.

I hope you enjoyed our Roald Dahl Day lunches. Just click the button to hop over to Lunches Fit For Kid.
http://lunchfitforakid.blogspot.com/2015/09/lunches-91415-roald-dahl-day-blog-hop.html
Bento Bloggers & Friends are celebrating Roald Dahl's birthday with a Roald Dahl Day blog hop. By clicking on the Roald Dahl Day button at the end of this post, you can hop over to see the special Dahl lunch Astrid from Lunches Fit For Kid has made. The button will appear on each blog in the hop. Click the button on each blog's post to hop to the next one.

13 comments:

  1. Cute! Love little red riding hood and her fur coat :)

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    1. Thanks, Ming. Sorry I messed up the hop.

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  3. Those lunches look fabulous. Visiting today from the #kidlitbloghop Love Dahl

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  4. We love Roald Dahl's revolting rhymes. Your Bento boxes look brilliant, have pinned :o)

    Hopping over from the kid lit blog hop-

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  5. Cute & pretty especially the little red riding hood ^_^

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  6. Ooh, the lunches turned out so great! I love how you used the seaweed! Thanks for sharing in the Kid Lit Blog Hop. :-)

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  7. Always such great ideas for lunch and reading here. Thanks for sharing on the Kit Lit Blog Hop1

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