Thursday, May 23, 2013

Lunches May 21st - 25th

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.

My Dog Never Says Please by Suzanne Williams
Ginny Mae is very upset with her family. They always expect her to use her manners, wear shoes outside, clean her room, etc. She is jealous of her dog's easy life. Ginny Mae decides to join Ol' Red in the backyard and experience a dog's life. She soon discovers that what she had was not so bad. Boogs thought this was a cute story. He said he would never want to live like a dog but he might try living like a hamster for awhile. In the Laptop lunchbox: almond butter and jelly Ol' Red, Babybel cheese Ginny Mae, graham cracker dog bones, ham, tomatoes, kiwi, and yogurt.

Morris Goes to School by B. Wiseman
We still have a couple of weeks before school is out and summer officially begins. Boogs is very excited about the Barnes & Noble's Summer Reading Program. He wants to earn a free Lego book. He chose Morris Goes to School as his first book for his reading log. This book has a 2.0 accelerated reading level. Morris the Moose really wants to buy some gumdrops. Unfortunately, he cannot read or count. Morris goes to school to learn how to read and count so that he can buy his gumdrops. In the Laptop lunchbox: pb&j Morris, strawberies, yogurt covered pretzels, blueberries, and salad with radish stars.

This moose lunch won Bento of the Week!

 Fly Guy Presents Sharks by Tedd Arnold
Boogs discovered Fly Guy earlier this year and fell in love with the series. We have read all of them. Boogs picked out this book at his school's Book Fair. This book is a departure from the silly Fly Guy stories we have seen so far. Fly Guy and Buzz go to the aquarium and find out all about sharks. There are great pictures in the book and lots of shark facts. Boogs enjoyed reading about the different types of teeth sharks have. While I was making this lunch, Boogs informed me that my shark mouth must be a Cookie Cutter Shark because all of the teeth were lined up evenly and pretty much the same size as each other. In the ELB lunchbox: mini pb&j Fly Guy, ham & cheese shark mouth, pistachios, berries, salad, Pringles, and yogurt.

 If Not For The Calico Cat by Mary Blount Christian
Long ago in Japan, sailors believed that they might fall off the edge of the world when traveling by sea. To keep a ship safe, the sailors thought a calico cat must travel with the crew to bring good luck. The cabin boy of The Jade Lotus manages to catch a calico cat just before the ship leaves port. The crew believes that their good luck is guaranteed. They choose the wrong calico cat to bring aboard. This cat is nothing but bad luck. Boogs laughed at all of the trouble the cat caused. In the ELB lunchbox: almond butter & jelly Calico Cat (made with the CuteZcute cutter), "BAD LUCK" spelled in cheese on a small piece of ham, Goldfish crackers, green bean chips, dried apricot, orange, tomatoes, and broccoli.

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. Oh my gosh! I LOVE Morris goes to school!!!!!!!!!! That book rocks! And so does your lunch :D

  2. Oh, I always love seeing what your are reading and how you make your lunches to match!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

  3. Love your morris! Cute, cute, cute =)

    So will you continue making lunches during the summer?

    Thanks for linking up and sharing on TGIF! I hope you pop over and link up again today.

    Have a great weekend,
    Beth =)

    1. Last summer, we made at least one story themed lunch a week. I think we will be able to keep up with that. Thanks for stopping by today.

  4. Love these!
    Just letting you know I've featured these on The Sunday Showcase this week:

  5. Congratulations! Morris Moose was elected at Bento of the Week!

    1. Thanks so much for hosting such a fun weekly linky party!