This coming Thursday, we celebrate World Book Day here in the UK.¬† To mark the occasion, I’ve decided to repeat¬†what I did last year and create a¬†of a week of book themed bento¬†lunches for Small Child, based on some of his favourite books.¬† As well as creating book themed lunches, I‚Äôm also hosting a linky party each day on the theme of the book, so check out the links at the end of each post for more book related fun, and of course please add links to any blog posts you may have on the day‚Äôs theme.¬† This could be a food, craft or educational¬†post, as long as it is related to the theme in some way.
The theme for today is penguins, as today’s book is based on ‘Lost and Found‘¬†by Oliver Jeffers, which is one of Small Child’s all time favourite books.¬†¬†I absolutely love the distinctive artwork of Oliver Jeffers’ children’s¬†books,¬†so¬†we¬†have most of them on our shelf!
In this lunch Small Child had a roast beef sandwich ‘umbrella’, a Babybel cheese¬†boy, a cheddar cheese penguin with carrot features, all floating on a blueberry sea.¬† On the side he had sliced raw¬†carrot disks, cucumber disks and frozen organic yoghurt penguins (shaped by freezing¬†in a silicone mould).
Here’s a close up of¬†some of the¬†features.¬† To make the¬†umbrella sandwich, I cut the bread¬†into a circle using¬†my largest¬†round cookie cutter, then halved¬†it¬†to¬†make a semi-circle.¬† I then filled the sandwich, and¬†added the plastic¬†handle saved from a Lindt chocolate carrot¬†to turn¬†it into an umbrella, adding lines with a red edible marker pen.¬† The boy was made by cutting most of the wax from a mini Babybel cheese, leaving a strip for the hat, then adding a small piece of raw yellow pepper and a red¬†polka-dot pick for the hat bobble.¬† I finished him off by drawing on the features with a black edible marker pen.
I roughly copied the sign from the book onto a piece of paper, then attached two¬†halves of¬†a plastic cocktail stick to the back¬†and covered both sides with clear packing tape, in an attempt to waterproof it.
Small Child was over the moon with this lunch, he was a bit down in the dumps about going back to school after three whole weeks off, but I think this cheered him up a bit.¬† I’m very glad that Small Child’s school has been able to reopen after the recent flooding, but I will really miss having him around so much too.
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Now it‚Äôs your turn! Have you got any penguin themed blog posts in your archive?¬†Food, crafts, educational posts etc.¬†all welcome!¬† Feel free to link up more than one post if you have them, and¬†if you¬†like you can¬†help yourself to the button above and place it in your post. If you have time, please also try to visit other posts in this linky and leave your comments; all bloggers love comments! The only rule I ask you to stick to¬†is that your link is relevant to the theme of the day.¬†¬†You could also¬†link up Instagram, Facebook or Twitter pictures if you don‚Äôt have a blog of your own.