While living in the Deep South of Mississippi a few years ago, I was asked to create a lesson plan as a teaching artist for the Mississippi Alliance for Arts Education, so I enlisted the best storytellers I know who also happen to be my sisters—Anita Mehus and Annette Marsico. Together we 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.
Here’s some articles from various newspapers from Montana and Wyoming!
Here’s some posters I made for some of our book signings and workshops.
My sister, Anita Mehus, and I had a blast sharing “The Lunch Box Lady” story with the library’s in Montana and Wyoming. Since we published the book in January 2012, we have had the opportunity to share our story with 13 different libraries and bookstores! Thank you Wyoming and Montana for all of your support!
Mable & Cruncherton resized
Here’s some pictures from our Boulder, Montana gig!
2012 Book Signings & Workshops for “The Lunch Box Lady”
Tuesday, February 14th from 11 am to 1pm
Laramie County Community College’s Ludden Library
Cheyenne, WY
Saturday, March 10th from 10 am to 1 pm
City Newsstand Bookstore & Coffee House
1722 Carey Ave., Cheyenne, WY (307) 638-8671
Tuesday, March 13th beginning at 4:15 pm
Boulder Community Library
202 South Main Street, Boulder, MT (406) 225-3241
Saturday, March 24th from 1 to 2:30 pm
Paramount Cafe
1607 Capitol Ave., Cheyenne, WY (307) 634-2576
Saturday, April 14th from 11am to 1pm
Wind City Books
152 S Center St., Casper, WY (307) 315-6003
Monday, May 7th at 2 to 3 am
Powell Branch Library
217 E 3rd St, Powell, WY (307) 754-8828
Tuesday, May 8th at 10 to 11 am and 2:30 to 3:30 pm
Cody Public Library
1500 Heart Mountain Street, Cody, WY 82414 (307)527-1880
Wednesday, May 9th from 3:30 to 4:30 pm
Powell Branch Library
217 E 3rd St, Powell, WY (307) 754-8828
Tuesday, July 17th 10:30 to 11:30 am
Lewis & Clark Library
120 S. Last Chance Gulch, Helena,  MT (406) 447-1690
Tuesday, July 17  from 1:30 – 2:30 pm
East Helena Branch
16 East Main, East Helena,  MT (406) 227-5750
Wednesday, July 18  from 1:30 – 2:30 pm
Lincoln Branch
102 9th Street, Lincoln, MT (406) 362-4300
Wednesday, July 18  from 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Augusta Branch
205 Main Street, Augusta, MT (406) 562-3348