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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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A grandpa tells a story of a strange town called, "Chewandswallow." In this town, the weather is very strange. It drops down food during mealtime. This is good for the people. No one is ever hungry, even sea animals get fed. However, one day, the weather took a turn for the worst. The meals begun to get out of control. The school actually had to close down because of a large pancake that covered it. The citizens were so scared that they fled the town on boats made out of stale bread and built houses on a new island with the bread as well.

This book was very intriguing. It would be so neat to have all of this food fall out of the sky. Imagine never having to go grocery shopping!

In my classroom, I would talk about different kinds of foods that we have for each meal. This can also be used to learn about nutrition, and what each food has in it, (meat has protein, pasta has carbs, etc), and be able to create a balanced meal.
  meygyn11 | Mar 20, 2017 |
This story takes imagination to another level, and is truly entertaining. It is a book that has a movie based on it, which many children have seen, or at least heard of, which creates interest for children. The illustrations are captivating and well done. The story promotes imagination and using several great examples of imagery and descriptive language.
  CMcNeely | Mar 16, 2017 |
Summary- This book was about a grandfather who told his grandkids the tale of town called Chewandswallow where all of their food fell from the skies. He talked about all the different kids of foods that would come down for them throughout the day to eat. He said that eventually too much food started falling and in sizes too big for the town to handle so they had to abandon the town by floating away on sandwiches.
Genre- This book is a fantasy since it would never be real for food to be falling from the skies.
Age- K-3rd
  crystal.krahmer | Mar 7, 2017 |
This book is one of my favorite growing up. I liked this book for a couple reasons. First, the illustrations are crucial as the book details a story that demands a child's eye. Not only are the crucial but vivid and fun as well. Another aspect of the book that I enjoyed was the classic plot. Its organization and pace really help set the tone for the main idea of the story. For example, the townsfolk at first love all the free food, but soon become aware the less sometimes is more, which I think is the moral of the story. ( )
  mbalte1 | Mar 1, 2017 |
I liked this book for several reasons. First, I liked the writing because it was engaging. The book talks about Chewandswallow town and explained the amount of food that falls from the sky such as hot dogs, toast, eggs, pancakes, and so on. I also like the plot in the story because of the tension that is rising. For example the town was fun and calm until it states on page 14, "Like for the townspeople was delicious until the weather took a turn for the worse." Then the book continues to explain the uncontrollable raining food and how they have to use bread as ships to sail to safety. The big idea of this book is for readers to know the weather is always changing and learn to go to safety when needed. ( )
  Jclark36 | Feb 26, 2017 |
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Summary- This book was about a grandfather who told his grandkids the tale of town called Chewandswallow where all of their food fell from the skies. He talked about all the different kids of foods that would come down for them throughout the day to eat. He said that eventually too much food started falling and in sizes too big for the town to handle so they had to abandon the town by floating away on sandwiches.
Genre- This book is a fantasy since it would never be real for food to be falling from the skies.
Age- K-3rd
 

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Barrett, RonIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Terheyden, LindaNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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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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