Thursday, April 4, 2013

Lunches April 1st - 4th

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.

After seeing this week's lunch pictures altogether, I realized that I used EasyLunchboxes every day this week. These lunchboxes make packing a nicely portioned lunch SO easy.

 Pickles to Pittsburgh by Judi Barrett
This book is the sequel to Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs. Kate has a dream that she and her brother visit the town of Chewandswallow that was long ago abandoned because of raining food. In her dream, the people of the town have taken control of their endless supply of food and have started shipping it all over the world for free so that even with poverty and drought all people will have enough to eat. 
In the ELB lunchbox: chicken salad sandwich with picks of the types of food mentioned in the story, spinach & broccoli tree with a cheese bird on a Mini-wheat nest, and berries.

Springtime lunch inspired by our sunny weekend weather.
In the ELB lunchbox: salami wearing shades, black olives, cheese, graham cracker Scooby Snacks, veggies with dragonfly pick, grapes and blackberries with flower pick.
I linked this lunch in Bento On the Bayou: 15 Minute Friday linky party.

Ants by the Editors of Time for Kids with Brenda Isevoli
Boogs was really surprised to read that there are 12,000 different kinds of ants. He was very interested in the weaver ants who use larva silk to glue the edges of leaves together to build nests in the trees. The photographs in this book showed extreme close-ups of these active insects.
In the ELB: pb&j ant, Babybel cheese sun, graham cracker Scooby Snacks for the ground, salad, and blackberries.

Poppleton in Spring by Cynthia Rylant

Poppleton is such a silly pig. He tries to do some Spring cleaning and ends up with even more things in his house. Poppleton also set up his tent in his yard to listen to the sounds of Spring all night long. This reminded Boogs that I promised we will have a backyard camp out
In the ELB lunchbox: Poppleton pig made with CuteZcute cutter, cheese butterflies and flowers, carrot flowers with spinach, yogurt, and an orange.

 Jack and the Baked Beanstalk by Colin Stimpson
This is a new twist on the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. Jack and his mother own a cafe that loses most of its customers because a new overpass directs traffic away from their location. Jack buys a can of baked beans which his mother throws out the window. Jack climbs the beanstalk and meets a helpful giant who is in a bit of a rut. The illustrations in this book are amazing, vibrant, and detailed. In the ELB lunchbox: pb & Nutella sandwich, beanstalk drawn on cheese, snap peas, and berries.

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. So cute! Love all these especially the ant sandwich!

  2. Beautiful lunches, as always! Thank you for linking to 15 Minute Fridays!

    1. Rebecca, thanks for hosting and for stopping by to comment.

  3. So cute, I always want to come have lunch at your house ;-)

    Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

  4. I love all your lunches as always and especially love the colorful springtime lunch!