|Transformers Comic Book by Hasbro|
Because it was Mother's Day, my husband put Boogs to bed Sunday night. It was very nice of him. The only thing they read for a bedtime story time was this comic book. After Boogs was asleep, my husband told me this was the worst thing he has ever read, "no plot, unpronounceable made-up words, really had no beginning or ending." I am not a big fan of it either but I still had to try and turn it into lunch for Boogs. In the ELB lunchbox: pb&j Transformer jet that turns into a Transformer robot, cheese stick, Chex Mix Cybertron debris, pears, yogurt, and salad with cucumber letters.
|Who Stole Mona Lisa? by Ruthie Knapp|
This book is told with the Mona Lisa picture narrating the story. She tells of how she came to be painted, how she ended up at the Louvre Museum, and how she was kidnapped and missing for two years. I was impressed that Boogs remembered Leonardo da Vinci and his varied works. We read Magic Tree House: Monday With a Mad Genius last summer. Last night when we read the title of our bedtime book, Boogs said, "Oh, I remember this picture and the guy who painted it. He was interested in a lot of things. He painted the Mona Lisa and he tried to make a flying machine and he liked birds to not be in cages." I love seeing Boogs make literature connections. In the lunchbox: buttered bread Mona Lisa painting, County Line leftover chicken, blueberries, tomatoes, raisins, juice, broccoli and spinach.
|Henry Hikes to Fitchburg by D.B. Johnson|
This is another picture book inspired by Henry David Thoreau's Walden. Two friends challenge each other to be the first to get to Fitchburg. One will walk the 30 miles while the other will work to earn money to pay for a ticket for the train. This story shows what each of the friends is doing to get to Fitchburg. Henry Bear enjoys his long walk through nature, stops to press flowers in a book, picks blackberries, gathers honey, and takes in the beauty of the countryside. His friend toils all day to earn enough money to rush to the train, ride squished in a train car overcrowded with people, and arrive at dark in Fitchburg. Henry gets there later than his friend and explains that he was late because he stopped to pick blackberries to share. Boogs and I talked about being in nature, remembered our camping trips, the fun we have on our hikes, and our own adventures picking strawberries. During our discussion, I asked him if he enjoys being in nature. He responded, "My heart likes to be in nature, but sometimes my brain messes with me. My brain tells me that I want to stay inside and play Lego Star Wars on the Wii instead of just being in nature." In the ELB lunchbox: pb&j Henry Bear sandwich, cheese butterflies, turkey pepperoni flower, ham walking stick, blackberries, carrots with hummus, and yogurt.
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