Friday, November 11, 2011

Lunches November 7th - November 11th

Boogs' lunches are based on the story we read at bedtime the previous evening. To see past weeks of lunches, click on the label at the end of this post.
Waddles by David McPhail
Waddles is a sweet story about the friendship between Waddles the raccoon and a family of ducks. In our lunchbox today: raccoon boiled egg, ham & cheese ducks, duck apple swimming in a blueberry pond, carrot sticks in a hummus nest, and swimming goldfish.

Desert Dance by Charlotte Armajo
In the lunchbox: salad with cucumber snake,  homemade chicken nugget tumbleweeds, grapes lizard, and a fruit leather wolf howling at the Babybel cheese full moon. This is a good movement book. Boogs got to prance & dance, thump, stamp, shake, flap, howl & prowl, and jig & jog. We read a calm book after this one to help get settled for bedtime.
Orange Pear Apple Bear by Emily Gravett
In the lunchbox: apple cucumber cutouts on a salad,  pears, orange, onigiri bear colored with soy sauce, stir-fry chicken, and yogurt.  This is a cute little book that only has 5 words. The combination of the words changes the picture. On one page the bear's shape becomes a pear. Boogs loved guessing what combination would be next. Bento Blog Network's technique of the week is onigiri (rice balls). You can find them here:

Can anyone guess the book for today's lunch? The author is Judi Barrett.
Boogs loves this book. When he asked me to make a lunch from the hen page, I had no idea what to do. I think it turned out a lot better than I expected. In the lunchbox: hen wearing a ham tank top with cheese pants, shredded wheat nest, Annie's bunnies wearing top and shirt, yogurt pretzels, broccoli & carrots, and an owl (who can't fly because of her long, tight dress) with grapes.

Baby Elephant Gets Lost by Sandra Iversen
This was Boogs' reading homework book. In the lunhbox: pb&j dad with baby elephant, goldfish crackers, carrot chips, dried cranberries, Babybel monkey (Boogs thought it was a giraffe), banana, and juice.

This week I linked my lunches at the following sites:

Lunchbox Dad:Throwback Thursday Lunch & Link-up


  1. You are amazing! I love your lunches and your books. The rooster is so cute!

  2. Oh my goodness! Those are gorgeous. If my stuff turned out that cute, I don't think I'd let the kids eat it. :) Some great authors there too. We especially love David McPhail and Emily Gravett.

  3. You continue to blow me away! You have beautiful lunches! I really like the hen - WOW!
    Thanks for linking up to TGIF!
    Beth =-)

  4. Another week of beautiful food. You are soooo very creative!

  5. Awesome! You are v creative, love how u turn their story bks into their lunches. :))

  6. Thank you! Boogs and I enjoy reading our books and making our lunches.

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    1. It was one of the first lunches I thought of for the theme "silly" on the linky.