Gilroy Tanaka thinks he’s in for a treat when Grandpa comes to stay while Mom and Dad are away. Poor Gilroy is in for the shock of his life when his well-intentioned grandfather serves up octopus for dinner and squid kabobs for lunch. When Grandpa shows up to school with more “weird food” to share, Gilroy must take matters into his own hands. See how Gilroy solves his food dilemma in a way that makes him and Grandpa happy.
Bait for Lunch by K.A. Okagaki and illustrated by Ryan Shaw, is a contemporary book for new readers, showing children how much fun reading can be. Gilroy’s hilarious, exaggerated displays of dismay when confronted with Grandpa’s unusual foods choices will have children laughing out loud.