|No Such Thing by Jackie French Koller|
A boy is afraid of the boy-eating-monster under his bed. A monster is afraid of the monster-eating-boy on top of his bed. This book has such a sweet and silly ending that it did not scare Boogs at all. He was a little upset that the book "stopped too soon." I won't spoil the story for you. You'll have to read it yourself. Boogs and I discussed how we would have ended the story. In the lunchbox: scared Babybel boy covering his mouth with cheese wax hands while lying on a ham/cheese/bread bed, monster carrot finger with spinach, scared kiwi monster covering his mouth with spinach tortilla hands, Goldfish crackers, broccoli, and raisins. The kiwi monster was inspired by Another Lunch's kiwi Frankenstein.
|A Sea-Wishing Day by Robert Heidbreder|
A little boy and his dog are playing in their backyard wading pool, pretending to have a sea adventure. The first line of the book, "I wished so hard to sail the sea that the sea sailed right to me!", started their adventure. After a couple of pages, Boogs yelled out, "Oh, I get it! This is an imagination book? Everything happens cause the boy is pretending." The boy meets rogue waves, a nine-headed sea beast, finds a treasure chest, escapes from pirates, and has many other adventures. I asked Boogs if there is something he wished would become a real adventure. He said he wished his Battle Cards could turn into a real tv cartoon that he could watch with his friends. The boys in his kindergarten class draw all sorts of beings with super powers and then tell each other whose power beats who. In the lunchbox: ham & cheese boat, Goldfish crackers, fruit leather Coconut Island, "coconut" pistachios, gold & jewels fruit, nine-headed sea beast tortellini with pesto sauce, and a small container of salad (not pictured). I put this lunch into my very first ELB.
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