Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs

Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs

Book - 2018
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The tiny town of Chewandswallow was very much like any other tiny town except for its weather which came three times a day, at breakfast lunch and dinner. But it never rained rain and it never snowed snow and it never blew just wind. It rained things like soup and juice. It snowed things like mashed potatoes. And sometimes the wind blew in storms of hamburgers. Life for the townspeople was delicious until the weather took a turn for the worse. The food got larger and larger and so did the portions. Chewandswallow was plagued by damaging floods and storms of huge food. The town was a mess and the people feared for their lives. Something had to be done, and in a hurry.
Publisher: [Fairfax, Virginia] : [Library Ideas, LLC], [2018]
ISBN: 9781948381246
Characteristics: 32 unnumbered pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 x 26 cm + audio-enabled narration
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Additional Contributors: Barrett, Ron - Illustrator


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We read this funny book in school. Once I started working in libraries, I was at a branch that had a storytelling hat based on this book. The whirled peas haze was my favorite part.

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Sep 05, 2020

Well written to be entertaining and humorous . would recommend . Quite delightful

Jan 27, 2020

OH MY GOSHHH. To yummy and delicious-looking! I remember as a little kid wanting to jump through the pages and into the story SO BAD. *drools

knitsewrainbow Nov 01, 2019

As a child I loved the surreal quality of this tale where giant bits of food rained from the sky, which seemed AWESOME until you realize how very dangerous it would be. And smelly as all that food built up and rotted. Yuck! But it's still a favorite many many decades later.

Mar 22, 2018

Enjoyed reading Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs just as much as I enjoyed reading it back in the day. Still just as entertaining. Didn't know that the book was the first in a series, though. That was news to me. Maybe I'll order the next in the series from the library just to see what it's all about -Pickles to Pittsburgh. I remember when the movie came out too. Not a big fan of it, honestly. I'll stick with the book.

vpl_childrens Dec 15, 2015

Oh no, it’s raining food. What is the town going to do?

Jan 04, 2015

In this story, Grandpa tells a bedtime story about a town where food rains down three times a day. No one shops for food. Unfortunately things begin to go wrong. Food storms happen, food becomes larger, and strange food combinations come down. In order to survive, the people make boats out of stale food and sail to a new land where they have to learn to buy their own food.

This is a unique and timeless story. The illustrations are drawn by the author's husband. They are complex so there is a lot to look at on each page.

What child wouldn't enjoy a story about food falling from the sky? The story is longer and more complex than a typical picture book so I would recommend it especially for ages 4-9. The upper age range would enjoy this as a book they can read for themselves.

lms Jul 26, 2010

This isn't dry humour!

kantoni Sep 11, 2009

I loved this book as a kid!

neko Sep 04, 2009

A story about grampa's home town.


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Jan 04, 2015

mmcbeth29 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 4 and 9

blue_rabbit_490 Jun 21, 2012

blue_rabbit_490 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 7

Jan 12, 2010

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Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.


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