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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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One of my favorite illustrated books of my childhood. Complete nonsense of what happens, but a great read for students of early grades to learn and enjoy reading. ( )
  GaryJohnson5 | Apr 18, 2017 |
This is funny story about when it starting raining meatballs and other foods. This book is very entertaining and exciting because you never know what will happen next. The pictures are great and go well with words. Wonderful read! ( )
  KaelaBrew | Apr 11, 2017 |
This book was easy to read. The pictures are more like sketches then paintings. in the story Grandpa is telling the grandkids a bedtime story about a town called chewandswallow. Where it didn’t rain or snow and the wind didn’t blow. The people didn’t shop for groceries their food just fell from the sky three times a day. So, people would walk around with their plates and blows to catch their food. The street trucks would come around and clean up the streets along with the sidewalk and yards. One day to much food started to fall and it kept getting worse. They built boat out of bread and sailed to another town. They built their homes from the bread. Now the towns people had to buy food but it wasn’t falling on their heads. Teachers can use this book to compare and contrast real weather and the weather in the story. Teachers can also use this story to sequence the events. ( )
  Jennifer_McLeod | Mar 26, 2017 |
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett is about two young children who are spending time with their grandparents and following the day their grandfather tells them a bedtime story about a town called Chewandswallow. This town has no grocery stories and the residents get all their food from the weather three times a day. Typically the weather is wonderful and there are no issues in this odd little town but one day the weather starts changing the food gets bigger and extremely unappetizing. Finally after sticking it out the residents of Chewandswallow had to make the decision to leave their little town and learn how to live in the typical world.
I chose this book mainly to compare to the current film that was made and was surprised to discover so many differences. This book would fall into the fantastic stories since it takes place in a realistic setting but the concept of food coming from the weather is completely fantasy. I thought the way the story was set up in terms of characters was interesting because there doesn’t seem to be a main character within the town just the children in the beginning of the book. I love how this concept of a bedtime story is something most children can relate to.
When it comes to tying this piece of literature back to the classroom I struggled to think of different ideas other than the basic creative writing and art projects. After a lot of research I found so many different ideas that I fell in love with. This would be a terrific book to teach the sequence of the story, setting, character, problem and solution. Another topic in which this could be tied into would be realistic weather making this something fun and imaginative to include in the unit.
  Linzie12 | Mar 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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