Thursday, August 16, 2012
Lunches August 13th - 17th
Boogs' lunches are inspired by the books we read at bedtime the previous evening. Each night, Boogs reads one book to me and I read a book or a chapter of a book to him. I usually post his lunches once a week. Click on the "lunches" label at the end of this post to see lunches from previous weeks.
The Ghosts of Luckless Gulch by Anne Isaacs
Anne Isaacs, who previously wrote the tall tale Swamp Angel, creates another tall tale filled with exaggeration, excitement, and explanations. Estrella is the star of this story. She can run so fast that flames trail behind her. Estrella collects a few strange pets - a bouncing dog, a super strong straight-legged sheep, and a horse with two legs longer than the others. When her pets are taken and enslaved by the ghosts of Luckless Gulch, Estrella uses her strength, smarts, and speed to set things right. Boogs enjoys tales that explain how things came to be. This story explains the redwood trees of California, California mountain ranges, and California earthquakes. In the lunchbox: cheese rubberado dog bouncing higher than the almond butter & jelly house sandwich, three marshmallow ghosts (actually I cut one marshmallow into three pieces), spooky salad, pineapple gold nuggets, and trail mix.
The Pizza That We Made by Joan Holub
Boogs read this book to me. It is an easy-to-read story about three children who make their own pizza, clean-up the kitchen while the pizza bakes, and enjoy eating what they have created. In the ELB lunchbox: mini pepperoni pizza, broccoli (the kids in the story put broccoli on their pizza, Boogs said he would take the broccoli "on the side"), marshmallow sack of flour, fruit snacks in a yeast package, pears, and salad.
Road Work Ahead by Anastasia Suen
This cute little rhyming book is a bit young for Boogs, but the illustrations are adorable. It shows a family's journey to Grandma's house. On the way there, they have to pass through multiple construction/work zones. In the ELB lunchbox: tortilla & cheese steamroller pushing spinach tortellini rocks around, ham truck, tomato construction worker directing traffic in the salad, raisin asphalt rocks, and dried apricots.
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