Little Lunch: Triple Treats

Written by Danny Katz
Illustrated by Mitch Vane

Silliness ensues in this adaptation of three stories from the Australian television series, Little Lunch. Six classmates find endless, hilarious adventures leading up to and during lunch. In “The Snack Shop,” the reader learns about the contents of each lunch box. Rory’s lunch box is at home. He’s already eaten all the emergency food from the teachers’ lounge, so he plots to leave school grounds and buy food at the snack shop across the street. “Grandparents Day” finds Battie afraid to tell the teacher his famous grandfather will not be able to make a speech as planned. Battie spends lunch hour hiding so he doesn’t have to share. “The Cake Sale” highlights Tamara and Debra-Jo trying to sell not-so-good slices of cake to raise money for homeless puppies. Atticus, Rory, and Battie start a rival fundraising effort. It turns into a food fight.

In a gentle way, life lessons are underscored, while the reader laughs along with the classmates. Illustrations are lively ink drawings on nearly every page, enabling even more engagement. Watch for more episodes and for more syndication of the television show.

  • Little LunchTitle: Little Lunch: Triple Treats
  • Author: Danny Katz
  • Illustrator: Mitch Vane
  • Publisher: Candlewick Entertainment, 2019
  • Reviewer: Sue Poduska
  • Format: Hardcover, 112 pages
  • Grade Level: 1 to 4
  • Genre: Humor, Friendship
  • ISBN: 978-0-7636-9471-5

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