This lunch is also posted over at The Little Crooked Cottage as a Literary Lunch. Head over to the fabulous blog of four children's book authors and check out the wonderful Literary Interviews with Mr. Pig himself! Plus, if you want to know why the interview with Joe and Sparky turned out to be a little awkward, head over to Mr. Pig's interview!
Do your kids have the back to school jitters? You can help make them feel better about school by reading "Joe and Sparky Go to School" by Jamie Michalak and illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz to them. You can be sure that the giggles won't stop! My kids loved to imagine what would happen if Joe and Sparky came to their school and they all have their own favorite parts in the book!
This book is so funny and sweet and the two mismatched friends can make everyone relate! Sparky, the turtle, is cautious and careful and his fun-seeking friend Joe, the giraffe, loves to discover new things. When Sparky gets stuck on the roof of a visiting school bus the friends learn quickly that there is a lot to learn about school. Who knew the math peas were not a snack?
My kids especially love the part in the book when all the kids (and Joe and Sparky) get send for a bathroom break and Joe and Sparky discover the "magic pond."
To celebrate back to school we packed a Joe and Sparky lunch for school in our Easylunchboxes:
- gold cheddar stars which Joe so badly wants to earn at school
- a green Sparky turtle kiwi
- and of course a Joe the giraffe peanut butter and jelly sandwich
We love this book (as you can see from last year's post) and I highly recommend the entire Joe and Sparky series! They are a great read for all ages but best read aloud for the best giggle fun!
Want to make your own Joe and Sparky lunch? Here is what I used (contains affiliate links):