Dina from What the Girl's Are Having, sent me this adorable hamburger bento box. I had to find a burger book to read to Boogs so I could put a burger lunch in it.
Burger Boy by Alan Durant
Benny is a very picky eater who loves burgers more than any other food in the whole world. He constantly eats burger after burger. His mom warns him, "If you don't watch out, you'll turn into a burger one day." Pretty soon, his body begins to resemble a burger. He is then chased all over town just like the Gingerbread Man. His mother saves him by feeding him lots of fruits and vegetables. Benny then starts eating so many veggies that his mother warns him to watch out or he will be a veggie. The last page shows Benny turning into a carrot. Boogs thought this was a funny book. He has been learning about fables at school. He told me, "The mortal (moral) of this story is that you should eat different stuff, like a variety. Not only eat one thing every day." In the lunchbox: three mini hamburgers surrounded by a dog & cow who were chasing Benny, Benny carrot, fruit leather letters, and grapes.
Me on the Map by Joan Sweeney
ELB lunchbox: cheesehead Boogs in Texas on top of a cheese map of North America with the United States outlined, crackers, strawberries, yogurt, and veggies.
A Good Night Walk by Elisha Cooper
The Z was Zapped by Chris Van Allsburg
I know I have mentioned before how much I like Chris Van Allsburg's books. This is one of Boogs' favorite ones. He checked it out from his school library this week. This book showcases each letter of the alphabet in its own act of a 26 act play. Each letter is pictured onstage with something happening to it. You have to turn the page before you find out how the author described it. For instance, the J looks very shaky. Boogs guessed that the J was "jumpy". The text said the J was "rather jittery". This book is great for stretching your vocabulary. I used to read it to my 3rd graders and have them make a class ABC book following this format. In the ELB lunchbox: almond butter & jelly Z that was zapped and T that was all tied up, applesauce, carrots, tomatoes, and yogurt.
Fish Fry Tonight by Jackie French Koller
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