Art & Max by David Wiesner
We love to read David Wiesner books. They are always so beautifully illustrated. He has won three Caldecott medals for his illustrations. Art & Max is the story of a grumpy, older lizard artist and an enthusiastic, hyper young lizard. Max, the young lizard, wants to paint like Art but does not know what to paint. Art just wants Max to leave him alone so he can finish painting a portrait. When Max asks what he should paint, Art says, "Well, you could paint me." Max then immediately begins to paint on Art. Throughout the rest of the story, Max removes all color and even the outline of Art. The ending of the story shows how the two lizards have learned from each other. In the lunchbox: pb&j Art sandwich with fruit leather details, beef jerky paintbrush on top of applesauce color palette, Babybel cheese, blueberries, and salad.
Garfield's Furry Tales by Jim Davis
Boogs recently discovered Garfield on Netflix. When he saw this book at the library, he told me we HAD to read it as soon as we got home. This book is a collection of five fairy tales retold with Garfield as a central character in each story. Boogs enjoyed this book. In the lunchbox: almond butter & jelly Garfield sandwich, cheese stick, pita chip "books", Cheetos, oranges, and a salad.
We have had a very busy week. A couple of nights, we have arrived home so late that I have only read a little bit of our chapter book before I put Boogs to bed. Here are some bento lunches I made this week that are not connected to stories.
|Boogs' lunch - ham & cream cheese tortilla roll-up, Goldfish crackers, dried apricots, raisins, yogurt, salad, and a piece of salami.|
|He ate this lunch while we had a park playdate with friends.|
|My lunch - Chobani greek yogurt, turkey & cream cheese roll-up, salad, and orange.|
|MOMables recipe of Thai Lettuce Cups, rice, carrots, and cherries.|
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