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Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs by Judi…

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs (1978)

by Judi Barrett

Other authors: Ron Barrett (Illustrator)

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Series: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (1)

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The story, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, takes place in a small town that has very unusual weather patterns. They get three meals a day from the sky and depending on the weather that day it could be mashed potatoes and peas or peanut butter and jelly. The weather began to change, more than normal, causing portion sizes to increase to the point of endangering the citizens of Chewandswallow. The dangerous weather patterns caused the people to evacuate the town to the safety of another town. The central message of the story is, severe weather patterns may occur in any place so it is important to be prepared for such situations even if that means leaving your home. ( )
  MaiaBlaise | Feb 15, 2017 |
This book is about a town where food "rains" from the sky and how the townspeople must work together when the food weather starts to become dangerous. This book is a good example of fantasy because food does not rain from the sky naturally.
  Khegge15 | Feb 5, 2017 |
This is a book about a town where food falls from the sky and that is what people eat. However, it also tells us what happens to the people in the town where to much food for them to eat falls from the sky and what they do to solve that issue.
  BurgessMeredith | Jan 21, 2017 |
Grandpa tells a story about a town by the name of Chewandswallow; the sky supplied the town with three meals a day. One day, things took a turn for the worse. The food began to overtake the town of Chewandswallow, forcing everyone to leave. I liked this book for two reasons. First, the illustrations enhanced the story. When the story begins, the pictures are in black and white. As Grandpa begins to tell the story of Chewandswallow, color is added to the illustrations. This shows the transition from reality to imagination. Second, I liked the descriptive language. For instance, "After a brief shower of orange juice, low clouds of sunny-side up eggs moved in followed by pieces of toast. Butter and jelly sprinkled down for the toast." This descriptive language helps the reader feel as though they are tasting the different foods. The overall message of this book is that people have different ways of life, and that is okay. ( )
  hollyjones | Dec 12, 2016 |
This book does a really great job with detail. The descriptions of the weather and different foods captured my attention. Kids will have a blast with this book because they would think this is funny. The pictures definitely encourage imagination. ( )
  Oliviacap | Nov 21, 2016 |
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Barrett, RonIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Terheyden, LindaNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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We were all sitting around the big kitchen table.
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"Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs" is a story that allows children to use their imagination. In a town one day, food is falling from the sky. Sounds like heaven, no? Well, while others may enjoy the free falling food, not every one is so happy. To see how the town reacts to this phenomenon and what food exactly falls from the sky, children must read and find out.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0689707495, Paperback)

If food dropped like rain from the sky, wouldn't it be marvelous! Or would it? It could, after all, be messy. And you'd have no choice. What if you didn't like what fell? Or what if too much came? Have you ever thought of what it might be like to be squashed flat by a pancake?

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Life is delicious in the town of Chewandswallow where it rains soup and juice, snows mashed potatoes, and blows storms of hamburgers--until the weather takes a turn for the worse.

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