This charming story presents a new way for young children to understand how to creatively embrace who they are, no matter what others think.
Carla's lunch box is filled with odd delights like the Olive, Pickle and Green Bean Sandwich, the Banana-Cottage-Cheese Delight, and the unforgettable Chopped Liver, Potato Chips, and Cucumber Combo. To Carla, they are delicious and creative lunches, but her teasing classmates are unconvinced and abandon her at the lunch table to eat her bizarre sandwiches alone.
One day, however, tables turn when Buster - the worst tease of all - forgets his lunch on the day of the picnic and Carla thoughtfully offers him her extra sandwich. Her own spirited nature helps Carla teach her classmates that 'unusual' can actually be good.
Lively illustrations help showcase the book's messages of acceptance, tolerance, individuality, and creativity, and the funny plot and authentic dialogue are sure to make this tale a favourite among elementary school children.
Carla's creative sandwich solutions provide young chefs-to-be with the inspiration to create sandwich masterpieces of their own.
About The Author
Debbie Herman is a feature writer for Babaganewz Magazine and has written for the New Millennium Children's Dictionary CD-ROM. She is a former elementary school teacher with an MA in special education. She lives in New York City.
"An ending that will delight readers young and old" -- Children's Literature.
"An ode to being unique... a great tale of open mindedness..." -- Copley News Service.
"Fantastic pictures and colour, with an inspiring storyline... this book was a delight to read and is thoroughly recommended..." -- BookPleasures.com
"This book will be to the brown bag lunch what Dr. Seuss was to ham and eggs - Sheila Bailey's irrepressible illustrations are completely engaging and the perfect complement to the text. This book is a gem." --MyShelf.com Storytelling World Award 2005 Honor Book
"This book is a gem." --MyShelf.com
"A story that teaches children that it is okay to be different and that by embracing other's differences you may just discover something 'surprisingly terrific'. This book is a wonderful tale of friendship, tolerance, and acceptance. With colorful, delectable, and brilliant full-page illustrations, it is a must read for children between the age of 4 and 8." Christa McGrath, edwardsbookclub.com
Audience: Primary / High School
For Ages: 5 - 8 years old
For Grades: K - 3
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 1st September 2004
Publisher: Flashlight Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 25.4 x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.48