Giveaway: Happy Bento Book

by Wendy Copley on August 14, 2015

Happy Bento! Book Review

Last week I was very excited to receive a copy of a new bento book: Happy Bento! by Anna Adden.

Anna writes the bento blog Becoming a Bentoholic and we have been friendly for a few years now. In fact, I can’t really pretend to be unbiased about Anna’s book because I happily wrote an endorsement for it.

Happy Bento is a compact little book that’s packed with fun bento lunches. The book covers lots of bento basics and it showcases 50 different packed lunches along with instructions for each of them.

There are several ideas I’m looking forward to trying in my boys’ lunches:

Happy Bento! book review

I love this idea to put a cookie cutter right into the box and use that as a divider! I have plenty of cutters I could use this way.

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My kids were quite taken with this piranha plant from the Super Mario Bros lunch. Cute, right?

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And this Pac Man lunch offers even more video game fun! (I suspect I might like it even more than they do though!)

There are many more fun themes included too — all the major holidays and some you may not have heard of. Pi Day? Talk Like a Pirate Day? Both covered!

Happy Bento! is available for purchase on Amazon and in fine bookstores everywhere.

Giveaway! Woo hoo!

Want to check it out for yourself? Anna has generously provided a copy of Happy Bento! for one Wendolonia reader to win! Enter below:

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  • Krystal Watson

    My daughter is only 3, so it makes me happy when she thinks her food is fun.

  • Bonnie Kilby Lyons

    I love packing fun and healthy snacks and lunches for my sons.

  • Shannon Stilwell

    It makes me happy that I can ensure my boys have GFCF lunches and the bento style seems to really make them eat more variety as it is visually pleasing.

  • Jocelyn

    I’m 35 and my mom did some of this stuff when I was a kid. I still remember it and I hope my daughter will have fond memories of me making food fun as well.

  • Tyneisha

    I love it because it’s a great way to get creative with the kids!

  • Rachel @ Following In My Shoes

    The creativity of bento is whatakes me happy … I love making lunches pretty, whether with cutesy designs or just the beauty of food.

  • Jenna Bacon

    My daughter’s preschool stopped serving lunch this year. I’m just entering the Bento world. Your book should be here this weekend. I’ve already applied some ideas and she’s come home having eaten more than I expected.

  • Rachel Smith

    It makes me so happy when my son takes his time and explores all the little components that make one great meal and enjoys eating them.

  • huntersprize

    Because regular lunch packing is boring and endless. But having bento means more new ideas all the time!

  • Sadie Rich

    I love crafting and this is just another way to create!! bonus: kids love it too!!!

  • Julianamaz

    It makes my kids happy, so I’m happy.

  • Anna

    Thanks for hosting the giveaway and also for your great endorsement 🙂

  • Marissa

    I love new lunch ideas for my 4 kids.

  • Ju Di

    It makes me happy that I can pack food my son likes while at the same time using some art to make it pretty.

  • Brandee H

    This is so much fun! I love the little Pacman ghost shapes! I need to look for that one!

  • Sllisme

    I love hearing my daughter’s daily reaction to her fun but healthy lunch! Bento lunches really help to get her to eat a wider variety of foods.

  • Aimee Londono

    I am very, very new to Bento’s. I stumbled across this site about 2 weeks ago and just purchase my daughters first bento last week. I bought her 2 Yumboxes and I also purchased a bento box from Pottery Barn Kids for her. I am ecstatic about preparing her lunches in these fun bento boxes. I believe this has become an obsession for me now. I just purchased Wendy’s book “Everyday Bento” on paperback and I also purchased a copy that I downloaded onto my kindle. I believe, if given the opportunity, that both this book and Wendy’s book will provide me with all of tools and inspiration I need to pack healthy, creative lunches for my 4 year old for years to come.

  • Heather Rensel

    It makes me happy because I know I’m giving my kids a healthy lunch that is fun.

  • Kayley

    I haven’t packed a bento before, but it looks fun and like it’s a good way to make boring foods look more exciting.

  • Julie G

    I love surprising my kids in the middle of their day with a cute lunch.

  • Mindy

    My son has multiple food allergies so I have to pack his lunch. I like having fun and being creative with it. If he has to stand out, it should be for having something fun 🙂

  • Brandy Winter

    I love my little’s reaction to cute food!

  • the cookie cutter as divider is genius, I’m totally going to try it!

    (also sorry for the double entry on rafflecopter – only when I had already logged in I realized I had entered a different name than the one displayed on disqus)

  • Diana Cote

    I like making my food not only taste good but to also look good. I also love anything kawaii and with a small child, I try to make things appealing to her so she is encouraged to try them plus now she’s attending pre-k I want her to eat her lunch so this makes me feel more confident she will eat better.

  • Jodie Wu

    I just like the cuteness. bonus if my kids like the cuteness too.

  • Karla T

    It makes me happy to do creative cute things and to make my kids happy

  • leslie

    I started making my daughters lunches fun in preschool. She loved not knowing what she was going to find!

  • Becca Alley

    Love making shapes with cookie cutters!

  • Heather

    I love to make my dd smile- even if it’s just lunch in a box!

  • The bento is so cute and brighten my day too 🙂

  • Noreen

    It make food fun especially when it helps my kids eat it all

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