During the school year, Boogs' lunches are based on the books we read at bedtime. We are still reading every night but I have not been making as many story themed lunches as I do during the school year.
Yo, Hungry Wolf! A Nursery Rap by David Vozar
This is the story of the hungry wolf who tries to find something to eat while journeying through three classic tales - The Three Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood, and The Boy Who Cried Wolf. The book is written entirely in rap. It begins, "This here's the tale of a wolf that was hungry - had a swollen stomach all hollow and spongy." Boogs liked this book as long as I read it calmly. When I read it while emphasizing the rhyming verse endings, he became a little annoyed with me. We read this book a second time during the middle of the day and he liked it much better. I think the first time I read it to him, I was too animated while reading it, he was tired, and wanted a quiet story before going to sleep. I thought it was a very clever retelling of these classic tales. I enjoyed the way the author played with words used to keep the rap rhyming - "celebratin'...beratin'...infiltratin', basketful of goodies...vines and woodies".
In the ELB lunchbox: pb&j wolf, YO cheese letters, three little yogurt pretzels, broccoli woods, and little red raspberries.
Most of our summer lunches have looked more like these:
This lunch contains: lettuce, tomatoes, ham, crackers, strawberries, and a cheesestick.
This lunch contains: salami, Chex Mix, tomatoes, blueberries, cheesestick, and broccoli (not pictured, in a separate container).
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