Friday, February 3, 2012
Meet Mable, The Lunch Box Lady, at the first book signing for "The Lunch Box Lady" created by three sisters -- Christi Mitchell, Annette Marsico & Anita Mehus. There will be food, fun, and all kinds of glittery activities you won't want to miss!
On Tuesday, Feb. 14, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne.
While living in the Deep South, Christi Mitchell was asked to create a lesson plan as a teaching artist for the Mississippi Alliance for Arts Education, so she enlisted the best storytellers she knew who also happen to be her sisters Anita Mehus and Annette Marsico. Anita was blessed with a whimsical talent for joyful art while Annette has a marvelous finesse for storytelling. Together they collaborated on “The Lunch Box Lady,” which is a story that celebrates creativity, kindness and nutrition.
Mable, The Lunch Box Lady, designs lunch boxes for a living while encouraging children to eat healthy. Her boss, Mrs. Cruncherton, puts the kibosh on Mable’s creativity due to her own insecurities with change and choices. When Mr. Munch, the owner of the Lunch Box Factory, finds out what Mrs. Cruncherton has done, he stands up for Mable’s creativity. In response to Mrs. Cruncherton’s meanness, Mable embraces the golden rule and gives her a heart-shaped lunch box filled with Mrs. Cruncherton’s favorites—water, onion soup, and crunchy carrots.