As of today, my kids are back in school. And since it’s back to school time I thought it might be fun to show you some of the books I’ve been excited about lately and we’ll turn it into another giveaway. Here’s how it works: I’ll post about 5 books this week. You can comment on every post for 5 entries or just one post for 1 entry. Let me know what you think of the books, if you’ve read them or if you’ve wanted to read them. At the end of the week I’ll pick one winner out of ALL the comments and they can choose which book they’d like and I’ll have it sent to you.

My first book is by the amazing Mark Northeast called Funky Lunch. I first heard about this book six months ago and I’ve been waiting for it to come out ever since (it will be available in the states in September). From the pictures in the Funky Lunch gallery, I’m sure it won’t disappoint. His work is pure genius. Maybe I can surprise my kids with one of these cool sandwiches in their lunch…



Leave a comment if you’d like to enter and I’ll pick one winner at the end of this week.

153 Comments

  1. i too have been waiting following this book for more than 6 months, i can not wait to look at the images in detail, they are so creature…xxx i would luv a copy

    georgia zukerman    Monday, August 23, 2010
  2. This would be a wonderful way to get my picky eater excited about her lunch. I think she lives on air alone. Thank you for the chance to win such a great book. It would also be fun to create these together–my daughter and I.

    Thank you too for taking the time to post on your blog. I truly enjoy reading it.

    isabel z    Monday, August 23, 2010
  3. What a great book! I am a cooking teacher so this even intrigues me more. My granddaughter would love to receive her lunch this way!

    Elizabeth    Monday, August 23, 2010
  4. What great ideas! I would love a copy of this book!

    Bree    Monday, August 23, 2010
  5. My kids get excited when i simply cut out their cheese slices with a star shaped cookie cutter, they would go nuts over these!

    Natasha    Monday, August 23, 2010
  6. My son is not an eater, so I always try to make his lunches in fun shapes or even kabob style on fun straws. This book is the answer to all my prayers! Thanks for bringing this book out to our attention :)

    Normi Brown    Monday, August 23, 2010
  7. WOW– maybe this would encourage my picky eaters to eat outside the box : )

    Jenny Dixon    Monday, August 23, 2010
  8. These are GREAT – thank u for sharing!! I have only done the simple ones and like Natasha mine love that 0 imagine some of these ideas

    Jacqui    Monday, August 23, 2010
  9. That book looks really fun!

    Teresa    Monday, August 23, 2010
  10. What a fun book! Thanks for the opportunity.

    Kim    Monday, August 23, 2010
  11. These are fabulous. Love the owl!

    Lisa    Monday, August 23, 2010
  12. This looks like a great book! My kids would love these sandwiches.

    Amy    Monday, August 23, 2010
  13. LOVE, love, love to cook with my son! This would be great! Thanks for the chance to win!

    Heather D    Monday, August 23, 2010
  14. wow….how creative…..how neat for parties

    melissa tichy    Monday, August 23, 2010
  15. This takes cutting off the crusts to a whole new level. :) What a creative book. Thanks for sharing.

    Susan M.    Monday, August 23, 2010
  16. I love this!! I always try to make my girl’s lunch not only nutritious, but nice… but these are way too cool!!

    adriana    Monday, August 23, 2010
  17. These are adorable. Great ideas and they would be great for all different parties!

    Terri    Monday, August 23, 2010
  18. This book looks great! I’d love to have a copy! Maybe then my children’s lunches would be less boring.

    Sonia    Monday, August 23, 2010
  19. I truly love this and so hope I win!!!

    Ideen    Monday, August 23, 2010
  20. This book is so cute! What fun!

    Holly    Monday, August 23, 2010
  21. What fun!

    Melanie    Monday, August 23, 2010
  22. Some people are too creative for words. Just unbelievably cute.

    Kara P.    Monday, August 23, 2010
  23. This would be so much frun to have in my nutrition classes!!!

    Elizabeth H.    Monday, August 23, 2010
  24. How cute! This is the first I have heard of this book, but now I would love to see the ‘funky lunches’ in detail!

    Tara    Monday, August 23, 2010
  25. Sooo cute and creative. I love it!

    Krista    Monday, August 23, 2010
  26. We’re just starting to head into the packing lunch phase with my kids and I’d love to try out some of these creations for them!

    Danielle    Monday, August 23, 2010
  27. What a blast! I don’t know who would enjoy these edible creations more . . . my kiddos or me! :O)

    Robin    Monday, August 23, 2010
  28. LOVE. My oldest just started 1st grade and I will need some cool ideas for her lunch.

    Nikki    Monday, August 23, 2010
  29. Those are sooo cute!! Almost too cute to eat :)

    Brandi    Monday, August 23, 2010
  30. I LOVE these ideas. My little ones would adore all of them, but my favorite may be the ice cream. Too cute!

    Candy    Monday, August 23, 2010
  31. I love the ideas you posted….expecially the giraffe!!! Would love to see more and hopefully I’ll win!!

    Sandy P.    Monday, August 23, 2010
  32. neat way to spice up snacktime too

    kaylee    Monday, August 23, 2010
  33. I am patiently waiting for this book. It looks to be worth the wait. We are trying bentos for lunch this year and this book looks like it will give me alot of ideas.

    Dawn Miller    Monday, August 23, 2010
  34. That looks so cute! My son would love to eat a giraffe! Thanks for the chance to win!

    Briana N.    Monday, August 23, 2010
  35. oh, what a sweet book! what a wonderful surprise for my sweetheart who is starting his first year of school! :) precious.

    mindi    Monday, August 23, 2010
  36. Looks like such fun!

    Sarah    Monday, August 23, 2010
  37. I’ve been stressing for days now about creative lunches, what an answer to prayers. Love it and can’t wait to see the other four books!!

    DeeDee    Monday, August 23, 2010
  38. what an adorable idea for a book!!

    beka    Monday, August 23, 2010
  39. WOW!! How cool. I would love to try some of these out!

    Tessa    Monday, August 23, 2010
  40. How fun!

    Inna    Monday, August 23, 2010
  41. super excited about this book and new, fun lunch ideas!

    Leslie Beale    Monday, August 23, 2010
  42. With school starting, I need some inspiration for all those sack lunches!

    fiveunderfive    Monday, August 23, 2010
  43. These are so fun! I can’t wait to try one our today! My kids are going to love it. Thanks for featuring it!

    Leah    Monday, August 23, 2010
  44. what a great book! would have so much fun making these creations for my little ones.

    Mandi    Monday, August 23, 2010
  45. I love all things that have to do with cute lunches! Thank you for the heads up. If I don’t win it is for sure going on my wishlist!

    Shannon    Monday, August 23, 2010
  46. how fun! the kids would absolutely LOVE!

    Jan Sanderson    Monday, August 23, 2010
  47. My kids would LOVE these in their lunches!

    Lizzy    Monday, August 23, 2010
  48. What a fun surprise to open your lunch box to that! Looks like a super fun book.

    Tiffany C.    Monday, August 23, 2010
  49. This book sure would help me get out of my boring lunch rut. That giraffe is pure genius!

    Angie Center    Monday, August 23, 2010
  50. okay…what kid wouldn’t love to eat a giraffe-shaped sandwich. darling book.

    Ali    Monday, August 23, 2010
  51. My kids might actually a variety of foods if I could make them some of these cool lunches!

    Nicole M.    Monday, August 23, 2010
  52. I’m always looking for fun ideas for my kids … this book looks like it’s full of inspiration!

    Randi    Monday, August 23, 2010
  53. My boys would LOVE if I did anything from this book! Thanks, Maureen (jnomaxx at hotmail dot com)

    Maureen    Monday, August 23, 2010
  54. This looks so cute! My kids love to have their sandwiches cut with cookie cutters!

    Amanda Lavender    Monday, August 23, 2010
  55. I love this! How cute. It sure would make a nice surprise in a lunchbox or even an after school snack on a hard day.
    Cute!

    leah otto    Monday, August 23, 2010
  56. I would love to have this book so cute!!!! I have so many cookie cutters to use too. :)

    Renee    Monday, August 23, 2010
  57. Wow, those are creative! What a fun resource to have.

    Kristen    Monday, August 23, 2010
  58. Fun! I would love one!

    Alissa    Monday, August 23, 2010
  59. i heart this big time!! so cute!

    Licia    Monday, August 23, 2010
  60. Totally want this book!

    Stephanie    Monday, August 23, 2010
  61. wow! what a great way to make lunch more interesting!

    Maickou    Monday, August 23, 2010
  62. This book looks great! I have been looking for fun new things to do for my kids lunches. This book looks like it has tons of great ideas!

    Shari    Monday, August 23, 2010
  63. I love books and this one looks great!

    Krystine    Monday, August 23, 2010
  64. Cute book!

    Suzanne Vardaman    Monday, August 23, 2010
  65. This would be such a fun way to surprise the husband when I make his lunch for work… haha

    Erin    Monday, August 23, 2010
  66. OH MY GOSH!!! these are A-mazing…I’ve never even heard of this guy…so glad that you’ve introduced the book to me…although if it comes out in September in the States…I’ll most likely have to wait another month before it comes out down here in Australia!!!
    Thank You…can’t wait to see what other books you’re going to post…!

    Sally C.    Monday, August 23, 2010
  67. That looks FABULOUS!! It would be so much fun making those little creations! I’d love this book in my kitchen!

    Erin Greenhill    Monday, August 23, 2010
  68. What a cute book! I love creative things like this.

    Melanna Heebner    Monday, August 23, 2010
  69. such a great idea for a book!!

    luz    Monday, August 23, 2010
  70. I have not read this book, but would love to…I enjoy surprising my son with cool looking lunches every once in a while.

    Cenia    Monday, August 23, 2010
  71. wow! you could use these sandwich ideas for any party too! can’t wait to read it!

    keecam    Monday, August 23, 2010
  72. I would definetly like to be a funky mom that made funky lunches for my funky guy:)

    Tara    Monday, August 23, 2010
  73. I love this idea. My daughter would love to find these sweet surprises inside her lunch box. Hope I win.

    Lin    Monday, August 23, 2010
  74. That book looks really cool! I would love to find out some great ways to spruce up my kids lunches

    Crystal    Monday, August 23, 2010
  75. Wow that looks so fun! I would love it if I won!

    Marianne    Monday, August 23, 2010
  76. No kids just yet…but I have two adorable nephews that would LOVE to eat a shark shaped sandwich!=o)

    Sabrina    Monday, August 23, 2010
  77. Wow what an awesome book! What fun to add these sweet surprise to our lunches :)

    Abby    Monday, August 23, 2010
  78. Definitely genius!

    Michelle Sterling    Monday, August 23, 2010
  79. I’ve fallen in love with the gallery too and tried naming a Charkie & Lola based on the pics. So fun!

    SoKnitpicky    Monday, August 23, 2010
  80. I love it! My daughter is picky…maybe this would help out. Thanks for showing this book.

    Cheri    Monday, August 23, 2010
  81. I love this – Might convert even the pickiest of toddlers in my house!

    Karen    Monday, August 23, 2010
  82. Oh how fun!! This looks like a must have!

    Harmony    Monday, August 23, 2010
  83. That giraffe is super cute. Love it!

    Creative2xmom    Monday, August 23, 2010
  84. Oh how I would love this book! I came across the gallery a couple months back. Incredible!!!

    Mollie    Monday, August 23, 2010
  85. What an ARTIST! I would love this book. I can’t wait to see how he does it. My kid would think I’m the coolest if I could do this.

    Dawn    Monday, August 23, 2010
  86. Wow, these look gorgeous.

    Tara    Monday, August 23, 2010
  87. Perhaps this is the magic key to getting my picky eater daughter to eat yummy and nutritious foods! I would love to add this to our recipe book collection.

    Karen    Tuesday, August 24, 2010
  88. This seems like an awesome book…I love doing bento lunches for my kids…this would be awesome!!!

    Missy    Tuesday, August 24, 2010
  89. How adorable! They look like those Japanese bento lunches I learned about recently. Fun, fun, fun :)

    Ruth Allmart    Tuesday, August 24, 2010
  90. Oh my word, too cute. This would be a great way to get my son to eat new things!

    Melissa    Tuesday, August 24, 2010
  91. I Love It! Wow I would love a copy of this book for my little girl and me to share :)

    Kim    Tuesday, August 24, 2010
  92. Well, that’s about the cutest thing ever. I’m going to have to look at that – I don’t have kids yet, but I bet my husband wouldn’t mind if I made his sandwich look like a giraffe. In fact, I’d probably get the wife of the year award. :)

    Megan Dunford    Tuesday, August 24, 2010
  93. Oh my goodness, those are adorable. I’m sure I could get some adults to eat food they don’t like if it was dressed up like little animals.

    Deirdre Tunnell    Tuesday, August 24, 2010
  94. I think my kids would be keen on this as a DIY book for them :) The older two make their own lunches… even if they didn’t do ‘FUNky lunches’ every day but once school day a week, or weekends, friends over/parties… never hurts to add a little something fun to the day! Thanks for hosting the giveaway :)

    Kristy    Tuesday, August 24, 2010
  95. Love it!

    Brooke    Tuesday, August 24, 2010
  96. What a great lunch idea. I would love to do this for my kids. But only if it takes 5 minutes and you can make it while holding a baby :)

    Lynn    Tuesday, August 24, 2010
  97. Oooooooh, I would LOVE this book!!! Such a fun giveaway!!

    Jessica/littlepumpkingrace    Tuesday, August 24, 2010
  98. So fun!

    Sandra    Tuesday, August 24, 2010
  99. Are you serious? My kids might just eat a sandwich if I created them like this. One can hope!

    whitney    Tuesday, August 24, 2010
  100. This book looks fantastic and might just help me to entice my kids to eat sandwiches! One can hope.

    whitney    Tuesday, August 24, 2010
  101. I think if I win this book, my daughter will think she’s died and gone to heaven!

    Bethany @ The Paper Pony    Tuesday, August 24, 2010
  102. Oh my gosh, these are so cute. I need this book!

    Mallory    Tuesday, August 24, 2010
  103. What an amazing and fun idea for a book! I would love to make some of these great sandwich ideas for my son.

    Mary    Tuesday, August 24, 2010
  104. genius…..for picky eaters

    Diane    Tuesday, August 24, 2010
  105. I have been following this guys for sometime on Facebook, their ideas are very clever, everymother needs this I guess!

    Patricia    Tuesday, August 24, 2010
  106. I have loved looking at their site for inspiration over the last few months (since I first discovered it)! Their creations are amazing!

    Staci A    Tuesday, August 24, 2010
  107. This book looks pretty amazing!! What a great way to make lunch fun!

    Amy F.    Tuesday, August 24, 2010
  108. Wow, what a fun and creative book!!

    Julie@ My Life...Inspired    Tuesday, August 24, 2010
  109. Looks super cute! Maybe we could have some of those at our tea party.

    Amelia    Tuesday, August 24, 2010
  110. How creative! This fellow has a lot of time on his hands!

    Misty    Wednesday, August 25, 2010
  111. How creative and amazing! Please pick me

    Pooh!    Wednesday, August 25, 2010
  112. Yeay! That’s all I have to say on this one :) *fingers crossed*

    Ivona@SugarsticksParties    Wednesday, August 25, 2010
  113. I LOVE this!!! The giraffe is so cute!

    Dana F.    Wednesday, August 25, 2010
  114. These are too adorable. I would love to give my picky eater something fun and exciting like this.

    Allison    Wednesday, August 25, 2010
  115. I NEED this book!

    Katie    Wednesday, August 25, 2010
  116. Such great ideas, I love the giraffe!! My kids aren’t in school yet but, it would be nice to dress up our lunches here at home!

    Michelle S    Wednesday, August 25, 2010
  117. How cute, and fun!!!! I would love to try and be creative for lunches.

    Shannan Maio    Wednesday, August 25, 2010
  118. I want someone to make me an owl sandwich right now, please. My nephew would love these.

    Anna    Wednesday, August 25, 2010
  119. My son would love this!!! I hope I win, this is my top choice!!

    Terri    Wednesday, August 25, 2010
  120. What adorable book. I would love it for the pictures itself.

    Joy    Wednesday, August 25, 2010
  121. I’m in love, my 3 year old is too. I might actually get her to eat if her food looked like this.

    Tina McNew    Wednesday, August 25, 2010
  122. I think my kids would really love this.

    jenn    Wednesday, August 25, 2010
  123. I aspire to have the time to make these lunches. That giraffe is to die for!!!

    Kristin    Wednesday, August 25, 2010
  124. That book looks fantastically fun.

    Danyelle    Wednesday, August 25, 2010
  125. Ahhh! I soo want this book! :)

    Hannah    Wednesday, August 25, 2010
  126. Unique book – can see using this for kids or adults packing a lunch.

    Marcia W.    Wednesday, August 25, 2010
  127. I would love to do this for my kiddos!

    April    Thursday, August 26, 2010
  128. Maybe a few cute sandwiches would convince my daughter to eat some bread or meat! :)

    Beth    Thursday, August 26, 2010
  129. too too fun! I want a giraffe sandwich… ;)

    Jo    Thursday, August 26, 2010
  130. So cute!

    Julia    Thursday, August 26, 2010
  131. ok this is totally cute and I’m sure my munchkin would love this for when he starts school! :)

    claire o'hara    Thursday, August 26, 2010
  132. Looks really cool…

    malinda    Thursday, August 26, 2010
  133. I have been really wanting to get into bento and this book would give me so much inspiration.

    thepricklypinecone    Thursday, August 26, 2010
  134. Awesome, my son would just love to find any of these in his lunchbox!

    Brandy    Thursday, August 26, 2010
  135. o.k., this one I will absolutely purchase! How much fun would this be for my daughters! LOVE it!!

    Sandra P    Friday, August 27, 2010
  136. This book is hilarious! I would love to have someone make me fun and funky food for my “brown bag” work lunches.

    NerdGirl    Friday, August 27, 2010
  137. This book is genius!!

    Alessandra    Friday, August 27, 2010
  138. I hadn’t seen this one! My picky eater kindergartner and I need this one! :)

    Debbie    Friday, August 27, 2010
  139. what a fun way to start the school year!

    sam    Friday, August 27, 2010
  140. Yay, what a fun looking book! Would love to get some creative ideas!

    Andrea B.    Friday, August 27, 2010
  141. LOVE this…can’t wait to see the book

    tammy    Friday, August 27, 2010
  142. I have 2 very picky kids and 2 kids that will eat anything. This book would be great to make their food FUN!!

    Shanna Watson    Friday, August 27, 2010
  143. What a FUN book. I would love this one.

    Carmen    Friday, August 27, 2010
  144. How cute! I would love to have it.

    Dana Rowland    Friday, August 27, 2010
  145. Could these ideas be any cuter?!

    terri Graham    Saturday, August 28, 2010
  146. with a little one starting school – this would be so much fun to use for her lunches!!

    Bethanie    Saturday, August 28, 2010
  147. I have been packing my daughters’ lunches “bento style” for a few years now, but as they get older they want even more creative lunches ~ this book would certainly help get my creative juices flowing!

    Felt So Cute    Sunday, August 29, 2010
  148. how cute is this?!?!

    kali    Sunday, August 29, 2010
  149. So cool Thanks for the chance to win.

    Shannon E    Sunday, August 29, 2010
  150. I love, love, love this book! This would be perfect for me! I love to make fun, interesting and different meals…I sooo could use this!!!

    Stephanie Walter    Monday, August 30, 2010
  151. I have been having SO SO SO much fun making lunches for my 4 year old, that just started preschool. I would love to take it to the next level with this ADORABLE book! Thanks

    Tara Ward    Thursday, September 23, 2010
  152. We love doing themed bento lunches with fun sandwiches, and would love more great ideas!!!

    Bri    Tuesday, May 10, 2011
  153. What an awesome book, how adorable!

    Alicia    Wednesday, August 24, 2011

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