I made this bento for my son this morning. He has been asking for this several times whenever he reads the magazines. He like to watch Charlie and Lola series from the television channel. Therefore, his father bought him few copies of Charlie and Lola magazines too. He enjoys reading them so much.
Charlie and Lola are characters created by author Lauren Child. The siblings were originally introduced in a series of books that were later made into a television series. Despite being primarily aimed at children aged 3–7, the books and shows are popular with adults, due to humorous and relatable storylines. Lola is an energetic, imaginative little girl; Charlie is a patient and kind older brother always willing to help Lola learn and grow.
The first “Charlie and Lola” book, I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato, published in 2001, won the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal. The character of Lola was based on an inquisitive little girl whom Child encountered on a train in Denmark. Charlie and Lola’s parents, as well as their friends’ parents, are often mentioned, but never seen in the television programme.
Charlie’s and Lola’s faces were made from butter sandwiches. I used cheese and nori for their hair, eyes, nose and mouths. As usual, I put in some chicken nuggets and red grapes to complete the bento.
My son was happy when he saw this bento, and told me that they look so real as of the pictures shown on the magazine. Haha..his compliments really make my day. 🙂
Happy Monday everyone.