Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

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by Judi Barrett, Ron Barrett
     
 

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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…  See more details below

Overview

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 pople feared for their lives.
Something had to be done, and in a hurry.

Editorial Reviews

More than three million readers have giggled their way through Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, Judi and Ron Barrett's refreshing tall tale about a town where it rains soups and juices and snows pizza and hamburgers. Now Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs has become a board book. Madcap meatballs for toddlers. (P.S. The 2009 animated feature film based on this book was a major, major success and remains popular on video.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442430235
Publisher:
Little Simon
Publication date:
08/30/2011
Series:
Classic Board Books Series
Pages:
34
Sales rank:
438,364
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

Judi Barrett’s many children’s books include the award-winning Old MacDonald Had an Apartment House and Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing, as well as Pickles to Pittsburgh, the exciting sequel to Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Ron Barrett is the internationally bestselling illustrator of many books for children, including the modern classics Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, Pickles to Pittsburgh, and Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing. His children’s book illustrations have been honored by the Society of Illustrators and have been exhibited at The Louvre in Paris. He lives in New York.

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Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 122 reviews.
Readingmom33 More than 1 year ago
A tasty tale for your kids. Whimsical illustrations and a delightful storyline. Fun and imaginative, all in one.
Jade272 More than 1 year ago
This is one of my most treasured memories. I recommend it to anyone looking for a gift for their children, siblings, nefews, grandchildren, etc. It is a children's classic and just looking at the cover takes me back to elementary school.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book when I was a kid. Our copy is definately a little torn up, it was requested so much.
momof2CA More than 1 year ago
My children love this book. My 7 year old will read it to my 5 year old almost every evening. They both giggle while reading it. Fun book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a great book for gift giving and reading aloud to my Grandkids. They love it!
homeschool_momof_3 More than 1 year ago
My kids loved the crazy story about food coming from the sky. If your kidsa are intothe weather this will bring a little humor into your daily reading.... Very cute. We bought the sequel too, Pickels to Pittsburgh.
Lac-sons More than 1 year ago
A book to be devoured....delicious and rich in imagination and creativity. Fun not only to read but to make into a book project! We just end up reading this book over and over and over again.
agalbreath More than 1 year ago
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs This story starts off with a grandfather who tells his grandchildren about a town called Chewandswollow. This looks like any other town at first glance, but there are no grocery stores and restaurants have no kitchen. This town has crazy weather 3 times a day at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It rains eggs and bacon or hamburgers every kind of food one can think of. Life in this town was wonderful for the people until one day it took turn for the worse. During one of the meals the food started to get bigger and bigger. It started to crush cars and buildings. A giant pancake fell on the school so children could not attend. Food that didn't go together stared to fall. They were in the middle of a huge food storm. The town's people didn't know what to do should they stay or should they evacuate their beloved town. And how should the leave their town of Chewandswollow. Read this book and see what happens to this town you won't be sorry. This is a great fun story for children of any age. It has great and colorful illustrations that all children will enjoy. This book could be used for in class activities from kindergarten to 5th grade. This book would be a great to do a whole unit plan on. One suggestion is a lesson on food groups students can learn about the different food groups and see how many of those food groups were represented in the story. Another lesson can be done on. Another good lesson would be on weather. Students can learn about the different types of weather factors associated with the types of weather and they can predict the weather for the next week. These are just a few suggestions of lessons for this book but the possibilities are endless.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like this book because iy's a bedtime story to me. It's about two kids that get their grandpa to tell them a bedtime story. The bedtime story is about that every day it rains food and drinks. But the food keeps getting bigger and bigger and it gets out of control.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a book I grew up on and have passed down to my children and they have enjoyed it as well since it is silly and imaginative. It used to be a pretty diffifult book for me to read when I was younger but it helped put me to the challenge of reading at an advanced level.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i always loved this book ever since i can remember. i used to check it out in elementary school all the time . it took me almost 16 yrs. to find it now i still catch myself reading it almost weekly
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is about a small town that gets their food from the sky and Grandpa's telling the story. It took place through one ocean, one huge mountain, three hot deserts, and one smaller ocean to a town called Chewandswallow, and Grandpa was there when a horrible thing happened. My favorite part of this book was when a pancake fell on top of the school and they had to close it down. I liked the pictures because they were creative and well drawn. I rate this book a nine out of ten and two thumbs up. If you like funny, entertaining, very weird books, I would recommend this book to you. This book is't hard or easy it's medium so you would like it. The best thing is taht my little sister and brother get an imagination on what the story is about and it's easy for my brother and sister to read. So if you read this book I hope you enjoy, and also if you look very closely in the book, you could find Grandpa.
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This wil be great for my kids to read.
Lbookmom3 More than 1 year ago
This book has stuck with me from childhood! It was the first book I bought to share with my kids before I even had them! It's now my kids favorite book that I am asked to read at least once a week! We love the illustrations, we have to pause many times while reading because they want to look at the many creative details in the pictures! This book  is a wonderfully imaginative story that the whole family will enjoy! My 14 year old will even join us for story time when he knows I'm reading this book! Hope you enjoy it as much as my family has for generations!   
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This is my favorite book from childhood. I love the illustrations, I was disappointed that the movie looked so vastly different from the book I couldn't bring myself to watch it. This is a must have in book collection!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was one of my favorites as a kid and I just purchased it for my new baby girl. The illustrations are excellent and the story ignites your imagination.
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