Friday, February 1, 2013

Lunches January 28th - February 1st

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.

Those Can-Do Pigs by David McPhail
Those Can-Do Pigs are friendly, helpful, talented, brave, and fun. This book does not really tell a story. It is a collection of things that the pigs can do during their day. The pictures are adorable and Boogs really liked reading it. In the Laptop lunchbox: Super-Dooper Can-Do Pig drawn on a grilled cheese sandwich, Pringles, marshmallow, salad, and blueberries.

Tissue, Please!  by Lisa Kopelke
There has been a lot of sickness at Boogs' school lately. Many children have been absent because of flu and colds. This book is about 5 froggy friends who always have fun together. Unfortunately, they all have runny noses, are always sniffling, and wiping their noses on their sleeves. The parents of one of the frogs instructs the frog how to use a tissue. It is a revelation to the frog. He can actually breathe better. At a dance recital, he helps his friends discover the joy of using tissues. Boogs and I discussed hand washing and nose blowing. It drives me nuts when he won't use a tissue. Maybe this book helped him see the value of tissues. :-) In the Laptop lunchbox: salami & cheese on sourdough roll frog with cheese tissue on his nose, extra tissues (cheese), okra chips, broccoli, grapes, and dried apricots. 

Tacky and the Winter Games by Helen Lester
Tacky the penguin is back. The other penguins are training for the Winter Games. Tacky begins training with them but he is really out of shape. He has trouble racing up hills, exercising, eating right, and getting enough sleep. Team Nice Icy Land heads to the Winter Games. Tacky causes all sorts of trouble - he got his team disqualified in the bobsledless race, accidentally thawed out his frozen fish skis needed for the ski jump, and he even ate the baton in the speed skating relay. In the end, it all turns out okay. In the ELB lunchbox: Tacky on frozen fish (spinach) skis, Team Nice Icy olive, carrot, & cream cheese penguins, carrot Winter Games torch, and pineapple.

This lunch is linked to Eats Amazing World Book Day.

Oliver and Albert, Friends Forever by Jean Van Leeuwen
This is a sweet story about friendship. Albert is a new boy in Oliver's class. Albert is not a very good kickball player but he does love insects. He and Albert become great friends who help each other out. Boogs read this story to me and he really enjoyed it. When Boogs read the table of contents, he could not wait to get to the chapter titled "The Fight". Albert and Oliver learned that friends can fight, make-up, and still be friends. In the Laptop lunchbox: Albert & Oliver pb & almond butter sandwiches (cut out with the CuteZcute Food Cutter), BFF cheese, pistachio ants, olive bugs, grape kickballs, and a butterfly pick on top of a salad with a mushroom flower.
If you want to see the fifth lunch Boogs had this week, you will have to come back on Sunday for the Bento Bloggers and Friends International Fake Mustache Day hop. I can't wait to see their mustache lunches.

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. Wonderful! Love the frog with "tissue", and the way you showed Tacky standing out from the crowd in true Tacky style. And hooray for Boogs's reading to you!

  2. Those olive, cream cheese, and carrot penguins are super adorable!!

    Thanks for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

  3. I love those olive penguins! All the lunches are super cute though..

    1. Thanks, Eileen. The penguins are really tasty, too.

  4. My preschooler loves Tacky. In fact, we have TACKY GOES TO CAMP checked out from the library right now. : ) Thanks for sharing with The Children's Bookshelf!

    1. My son likes Tacky. Here is our first Tacky lunch.

  5. ~Good job on the Tacky lunch, Keitha. Your other lunches are wonderful, also. ~The BFF pigs are awfully cute!

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    1. Thanks, Diana. We read Tackylocks and the Three Bears tonight. You may see Tacky again soon in another lunch.

  7. I love the cute little penguins best.

    Thanks for linking to the Sunday Showcase.

  8. love it !!!, pinned pinned pinned