Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Caps For Sale

Caps For Sale 
A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys, and Their Monkey Business
Written and Illustrated by Esphyr Slobodkina

Caps For Sale is a story about a cap-seller who settles in to rest under a tree, and wakes up to an unusual surprise. A bunch of silly monkeys have stolen his hats and won't give them back!

What is a salesman to do when monkeys get up to their business? You'll have to read it to find out!

"Caps! Caps for sale. Fifty cents a cap."

Monkey see? Monkey do!

I made this lunch for Beaker to celebrate National Reading Month. The sandwich is UDI's Gluten Free bread with lunchmeat and a vegan, soy-free mayonnaise (his favorite!). On top is a slice of cheese with the tired peddler painted on, using food-safe dyes and a toothpick. The leaves on the tree he rests against are made with cucumber peels.

Also tucked into the lunch are cucumber slices, snap peas, and baby sweet peppers. Peeking out of the cucumbers is a silly little monkey and the cap he stole away from the peddler. Another monkey and cap are hiding in a Halo orange with raisins. Rounding out the lunch are a handful of Van's Natural gluten free crackers and a little tub of Enjoy Life allergy-free chocolate chips.

The whole lunch is packed neatly in our Laptop Lunchbox. These boxes are great for packing several different items securely in one box. Everything stays together, right where it's supposed to be! Very convenient, and easy enough to use that Beaker can open them himself.

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  1. I really like your pictures, nice post with a nice lunch

  2. Absolutely love this! My boys would go nuts over this. They love the book!

  3. This lunch turned out so cute!

  4. I love this! What a clever idea to use cucumber peel as leaves!


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