Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

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The beloved, bestselling tale of edible weather is brought to life in this interactive book and CD package.

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! Life for the townspeople was delicious, until the miraculous food weather took a turn for the worse. The food got larger and larger, and so did the portions. The flood of huge food caused chaos, and the people feared for their lives. Something had to be done…before it was too late!
An imaginative story of amazing food weather whose premise was also the basis of the Sony Pictures 2009 hit movie, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs has sold more than 1.9 million copies and is a favorite of grown-ups and children everywhere.
This package includes a paperback book along with a CD of the beloved bestseller being read aloud.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442443372
Publisher: Little Simon
Publication date: 06/05/2012
Edition description: Book and CD
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 1,256,454
Product dimensions: 10.30(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: AD730L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About 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. 170 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.
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 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.
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.
madelinelbaker on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is a good example of a fantasy because food does not fall from the skies three times a day to feed the people in the community.
leadmomma on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is one of my all time favorite books. My brother & I would turn each page & pick, this one, I get to eat. Hummmm. A real favorite.
babygardensbooks on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the story of the town of Chewandswallow and its strange weather. Precipitation in Chewandswallow comes in the form of food and drink. People go outside with plates in hand to get lunch. Restaurants have no roofs. Weather reports let townspeople know the anticipated menu for the next day. Unfortunately, weather patterns have been disrupted. One poor child ends up with Brussels sprouts for his birthday party. Food gets larger and more dangerous¿a giant pancake smothers the school and forces its closure. Read how the resourceful townspeople cope in this stressful time. This imaginative and charming story appeals to primary grade children (it was my children's favourite picture book). However, it also has clever images that appeal to older readers. A lady in an armchair, swept up by a tomato tornado, is spotted reading Gone with the Wind. A political poster urges "Vote for Anne Chovie." I urge you to share this book with the children in your family circle. -- Review by Susan Dewar
lauraklandoll on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a story about a town, Chewandswallow, which is like any other town, except, they do not buy their food, it comes to them from the sky, in their weather. This arrangement works well for awhile, then things change.I loved this story. It was a fun read. Who hasn't wished food would come down from the sky. I think students of any age would enjoy Judi Barrett's story.This story could help explain to students about dreams; most everything in our dreams we reconize, but most of the time they are in the wrong order, or wrong place. I think this story would be great to show students how far they can go in their imaginations when trying to write a story for an assignment.
SunnySD on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A poorly flipped pancake at breakfast inspires a wonderful bedtime story involving the little town of Chewandswallow and its edible weather. After a series of freak storms leave them school-less and fearing annihilation by tomato tornado - or worse, the townspeople are forced to pack up and set sail for somewhere with less appetizing precipitation.This was one of my absolute favorites as a child, and I was delighted to find it still in print.
smilz23 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
An imaginative story about a town where the food comes from the sky. When larger than normal storms are coming bringing destruction the people must find a new place to live. They build boats from stale bread and peanut butter. They find a new town where food is stored in refrigerators and stores.Classroom connection: This book could be used as entertainment. The story could also be used to teach vocabulary such as food words to ELL students.
ENeal on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
¿Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs¿ by Judi Barrett and illustrated by Ron Barrett is a story that starts out with a grandfather cooking pancake for his family when a pancake accidentally falls on one of the boys head. This reminds the grandfather of a story that happens in Chewandswallow town. The townspeople are lazy and every meal comes in the form of weather, for example, raining meatballs, gusts of hamburgers, snowing mash potatoes, etc.. I¿m not going to ruin the end for you will need to read it yourself, but the weather takes a turn for the worse. This book was absolutely hilarious! I am glad that the text was out of the way of the illustrations. The illustrations help the reader to really understand what is going on. This is a great way of activating our imaginations.Classroom extension for this book is a little difficult. It has a great meaning and it is everything you wish for is not always the best thing. When children are going through the stage of I wish, I want, Why can¿t, it can be used to teach the children a life lesson.
GeniusBabies on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A clever book about a land where food falls from the sky. Quite scary in terms of modern global warming, the book keeps its fun tone of exporing a foreign land. The illustrations are also well done with a busy line style. Be sure to look for the many bits of humor on each page in the background.
missmichelle on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Age Appropriateness: PrimaryGenre: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs takes the reader on a fun fantasy adventure in the town of Chewandshallow where food falls from the sky three times a day. The author uses her imagination to dream up a world where the towns people are believable and their story becomes reality, even though there is really no such place where the weather sends down food.
krdavis on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I like this book. It is really fun to read. It does not have the best illustrations, in my opinion. I think children 5 and up would really enjoy this story.
conuly on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is nothing but the silliest tall tale ever, about a town where food "falls from the sky", but it works.My nieces really sit still for this one, which is sometimes a bit of an accomplishment :)I will say that it goes on a bit long in parts, describing the way food falls from the sky, but it's not that big a deal to me.
justineaylward on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Very clever and funny. It rains meals!
dhelmen on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
My favorite book as a child, I still enjoy it and love to look at the amazingly clever illustrations. To those who grew up in the 80's it was an institution and is one of my fondest literary memories of childhood.