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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi…

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (1978)

by Judi Barrett, Ron Barrett (Illustrator)

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I love this story. It is so clever! It would be such a fun read with a class. We could even ask them what they wish would fall from the sky for dinner!
  emilyauer | Nov 17, 2015 |
When hard times hits the town, they can only eat sardines. However one day meatballs fall from the sky. ( )
  JessicaWestR | Nov 17, 2015 |
The town of Chewandswallow has some wild weather, bringing meals like burgers, spaghetti, mashed potatoes, and of course meatballs three times a day. This book uses such fun language to describe weather effects, like drizzle, clearings, and downpour. The language is delightful and the illustrations, while not overly colorful, are still detailed and fun. The absurdity and silliness in this story make it a joy to read and the combining of two familiar concepts, food and weather, into one story are sure to light the imagination. ( )
  jec468 | Nov 16, 2015 |
This is book is a classic. The illustrations are amazing. ( )
  ktboyd | Nov 13, 2015 |
A boy, Flint Lockwood, thinks he has the answer to to the towns crisis. He builds a machine that converts water into food and becomes the local hero when food falls from the sky like rain, but the machine spins out of control and threatens to bury the whole world under giant mounds of food. ( )
  ma839 | Nov 6, 2015 |
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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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