Friday, November 14, 2014

Recent Lunches

Boogs is growing up and is not as into story themed lunches as he used to be. We are now reading more chapter books together and he is fine with "boring looking" lunches as long as he does not have to buy a school lunch. I don't post many pictures of his "boring looking" lunches. Here are a few recent lunches.

Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road?  by Dial Books
This book is a collection of 14 artists who answered the old question, "Why did the chicken cross the road?"  Dial Books had Jon Agee, Tedd Arnold, Harry Bliss, David Catrow, Marla Frazee, Mary Grandpre, Lynn Munsinger, Jerry Pinkney, Vladimir Radunsky, Chris Raschka, Judy Schachner, David Shannon, Chris Sheban, and Mo Willems illustrate their own two-page spread with their answer to the question. Boogs and I really enjoyed looking through this book. We discussed the other books these artists have illustrated and what we noticed about their particular style of illustrating.

Breakfast for Lunch in the Laptop Lunchbox: Egg-A-Matic boiled egg chick (I bought that adorable egg mold from Bento USA) walking across a bacon road, Babybel cheese sun, pear clouds, and sausage in pancake chicken coop.

Regular lunches:

In the ELB lunchbox: Ham, almonds, Babybel cheese, Zbar, salad, dressing, blueberries, and kiwi.

In the Laptop Lunchbox: Zbar, applesauce, Pringles, blueberries, bologna, broccoli, tomatoes, and spinach.

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. These lunches look super tasty! I also think this book sounds great. I can imagine it is fun to see what each author had to say and the pictures must be great. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks for the kind comment. The illustrations in that book are amazingly varied.

  2. I love all of the lunches, they look yummy! My son doesn't like to buy school lunches too.

  3. Even your 'regular' lunches look lovely - so fresh and healthy! I LOVE that chicken mould, it was certainly perfect for that book themed lunch.
    Thank you for linking up at #FunFoodFriday!

    1. Thanks, Grace. I feel in love with that little chicken mold and had to purchase it. So easy to add a fun surprise to lunch.