Pokemon: The Johto Journeys Go West, Young Ash adapted by Tracey West
Boogs is a huge Pokemon fan, mostly because his older cousin thinks Pokemon is cool. This is the kind of book that makes me anxious for Boogs to start reading on his own. :-) Boogs was very excited about this lunch. He can't wait for me to make more Pokemon character lunches. In the ELB lunchbox: cheese Pikachu on top of almond butter & jelly sandwich, mango, broccoli, and carrots in the shape of a P for Pikachu.
Why The Chicken Crossed The Road by David Macaulay
A chicken crossing the road causes the cows to stampede over an ancient bridge which collapses on a train, which causes a thief to escape, which cause more and more events to happen. It is a wild and zany sequence of events that eventually leads back to the reason why the chicken crossed the road. Circular stories are so much fun. When we got to the end of the book, Boogs insisted that we read all the way through again. He then said, "I think this book could go on forever." Boogs favorite event in the story occurred when "the Anderson twins turned to science and substantially enlarged the bathroom." Their science experiment blew up and knocked out the back wall of their bathroom. In the ELB lunchbox: (it is obvious by looking at this lunch that I desperately need to go to the grocery store for fresh fruits & veggies) pb&j chicken sandwich, pb&j train (which the cows crashed into) sandwich, cheese stick dinosaur bone, fruit roll-up with the assistant rug salesman's pretzel legs sticking out, okra chips, pumpkin seeds, dried mango, and dried figs.
Stella Star of the Sea by Marie-Louise Gay
Details for this lunch can be found on my Summer Themed Bento Blog Hop Post
Even Monsters Need Haircuts by Matthew McElligott
Boogs is absolutely OBSESSED with Halloween. He has loved all things Halloween since he was a 1 1/2 years old. We read Halloween books all year long. This past Halloween Boogs dressed as Frankenstein and the year before that he was a vampire. He loved this book and asked if we could re-check it at the library "so we can read it over and over again", which we have. In the story, a little boy sneaks out at midnight to go to his father's barbershop and give monsters haircuts. There is not a lot of text, but the pictures are full of monster details. When Vlad the vampire gets his hair cut, you cannot see his reflection in the mirror. When the boy is braiding Medusa's snake hair, he wears a blindfold and turns his head away so he won't be turned to stone. The boy plugs the cord of his electric shaver into Frankenstein's bolt for electricity. Instead of hair tonic, the monsters use rotting tonic. This is a book I am going to have to purchase for Boogs. We had friends over for lunch today, so I made extra lunches.
|Pb&j bat/skull sandwiches, yogurt raisins, crackers, carrots, grapes and honeydew melon.|
|Frankenstein turkey & cheese on spinach tortilla, zucchini tot, dried mango Medusa with honeydew melon snake hair, and blueberries.|
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