Thursday, September 25, 2014

Shel Silverstein's Birthday today!

We are celebrating the birth of Shel Silverstein, he would have been 84 today. I remember when my Mom first gave me A Light in the Attic and Where the Sidewalk Ends, I instantly read them cover to cover. The poems made me chuckle and I loved the drawings. Right before school started in September, I bought A light in the Attic for my 8 year old. She enjoyed it just as much as her Mom and has read loads of poems aloud to her sisters.

Today's post is part of a blog hop with my Bento Bloggers and Friends in honour of Shel Silverstein's birthday. Welcome to any new readers! To hop along to the next lunch in the hop, click the button at the end of the post.


This short poem from A Light in the Attic, gave us all a giggle and inspired today's lunch.

Gumeye Ball

There's an eyeball in the gumball machine,
Right there between the red and the green, 
Lookin' at me as if to say, 
"You don't need any more gum today."

~Shel Silverstein

Rose's lunch is a cheese sandwich with a tortilla gumball machine topper. yellow tomatoes and fresh mozzarella cheese, grapes and blueberries.




For more fun Shel Silverstein themed lunches click the button to hop over to Lunches Fit For a Kid and see what Astrid has made. I bet it's fab!




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6 comments:

  1. Ha! Too funny! A Light in the Attic and Where the Sidewalk Ends are my favorites. I love this lunch!

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  2. This is too cute! Love the Gumeye ball.

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  3. Love your gumball/eyeball lunch! We thought about making a lunch for it, too.

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  4. Oh man this lunch actually made me laugh out loud! I love it so much! :P

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