This book is about a back-to-school shopping trip the kids take with their father. While shopping the father tells the kids they are only getting what is on the list, but when the father sees a lunchbox from his childhood he attempts to make an exception but is unsuccessful. Later on the mother takes the kids back shopping when they then decide to buy him the lunchbox. I would use this book in 2nd-3rd grade, I would use it to show students that caring is important. Buying someone something they have a connection with is not only a sweet gesture, but is also important to do.