Friday, February 8, 2013

Lunches Feb 4th - 8th

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.

Good Boy, Fergus! by David Shannon

Like David Shannon's David books, Fergus is a book about someone who does not listen and frequently gets into mischief. No matter what this little dog does, his owner still calls him a good dog. Boogs laughed at the illustrations. He insisted on having Fergus eating the flowers for lunch. In the ELB lunchbox: almond butter & jelly Fergus sandwich with Nutella dirt on his muzzle and a white flower pick in his mouth, FERGUS punched out of fruit leather, blueberries, and salad.

Amazing Dolphins! by Sarah L. Thomson
Boogs is beginning to get more confident in his reading. He likes to read factual books. He enjoyed reading this book about dolphins to me. Boogs thought it was pretty neat that dolphins use echolocation. He even mentioned the book Stellaluna to compare dolphin's and bat's echolocation. I love to hear the ways he connects texts to each other. I am always surprised by how much he remembers from the books we have shared together. In the ELB lunchbox: ham dolphin sandwich swimming on cheese waves, blueberry ocean water, and salad.

Take a Trip to Planet Blip by Kama Einhorn
We have an entire series of these Word Family Tales. They are cute early phonics readers with silly stories. Boogs likes to figure out the word family riddles at the back of each book. In the ELB lunchbox: alien Zip from planet Blip salami & cheese sandwich, strawberry pet Pip, more strawberry pets, Pringles spaceships, spinach, and yogurt.

Tackylocks and the Three Bears by Helen Lester
Tacky the penguin is at it again. He always marches to the beat of his own drum. The penguins in Icy Land are getting ready to perform a play for Mrs. Beakly's school. Tacky decides to join the production and gets the part of Goldilocks. During the play, Tacky eats all of the porridge, breaks all of the chairs and messes up all of the beds. The other penguins have to adapt quickly to save the play. Boogs really likes the Tacky series. He asked that I put Tacky's beak poking out of his spinach to represent Tacky buried under all the blankets in the bears' house. In the ELB lunchbox: pb&j Tackylocks sandwich with cheese hair and fruit leather dress, Tacky's carrot beak underneath spinach blankets, and oranges.

I am a little sad, I did not notice until I was typing this post that I forgot to take a picture of Boogs' lunch for the book Bats at the Library by Brian Lees. This book was adorable, so I want to tell you about it. An open window at the library caused great excitement as all of the neighborhood bats dashed inside to see and read the books. The bats become so enchanted by  the stories they lose track of time. I really liked the illustrations. There are a couple of two-page spreads that show bats as the main characters in many different classic children's tales. Boogs and I had fun figuring out in which story each bat belonged. He had a batty lunch that day.


Be sure to check out the wonderful sites I link to on my sidebar! If you want to see more book inspired lunches, click on the "lunches" label at the end of this post or go to My Story Themed Lunches board on Pinterest. I would love for you to leave a comment to let me know you stopped by.


  1. Such great ideas-we must try this. We've been reading a Roman story book so maybe spelt bread in the shape of a villa?

    1. That sounds like a great idea. You will have to leave a link so I can see your edible Roman creation.

  2. Once again, some creative lunches! Thanks for sharing at The Children's Bookshelf.

  3. Fergus is simply adorable... cute book/cute lunch! :)

    1. Thanks! I almost thought he was too cute to give to Boogs to eat. :-)

  4. Great creative usual :-)!! Love LOVE that cute Fergus dog..too cute!

    Thanks for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

  5. I so love your dog!What wonderful lunches! I will be sharing this post on the Read.Explore.Learn. Facebook page and Pinterest board.

  6. Super cute! Your Fergus looks AMAZING!! Thanks for sharing and linking up to TGIF =-)

    Have a great week!

  7. what fun! love your lunches! thanks for sharing on the Sunday Showcase this week!