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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (1978)

by Judi Barrett, Ron Barrett (Illustrator)

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Series: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (books) (1)

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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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This story tells the story of a Grandfather telling his grandshildren a story. In the little town of Chewandswallow food falls from the sky and gives people everything they need. Everything was going well until too much food starts falling from the sky. The people of Chewandswallow use thier ingenuity to escape the town and the food falling from the sky. The creativity and excitement of the story combined with rich illustrations are wonderful to engage students in the story. A creative way to use this in the classroom would be to have students write a story surrounding food and illustrate it. This would be good for students who show interest in culinary arts. ( )
  Leighann-Rathe | Mar 31, 2021 |
Such a cute book ( )
  RavinScarface | Dec 13, 2020 |
fantasy- Science Fiction - Future Worlds

When hard times hit Swallow Falls, its townspeople can only afford to eat sardines. Flint Lockwood, a failed inventor, thinks he has the answer to the town's crisis. He builds a machine that converts water into food, and becomes a local hero when tasty treats fall from the sky like rain. But when the machine spins out of control and threatens to bury the whole world under giant mounds of food, He and his father have to work together to save the town.

I picked this book because who doesn't love the idea of food falling from the sky! I think a lot of kids have seen this movie too, so it would be a good one they would connect with. It also shows the power of inventions, and the importance of dreaming big and never giving up on your dreams. ( )
  KelcieBailey | Nov 15, 2020 |
I feel that every student must experience this story; it's a classic. ( )
  ewarrington | Oct 23, 2020 |
I couldn't begin to tell you how many times I read this as a child. It was a favorite though. It's a ridiculous story, humorous in both art and prose. Pure silliness. ( )
  Zoes_Human | Sep 20, 2020 |
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Judi Barrettprimary authorall editionscalculated
Barrett, RonIllustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Terheyden, LindaNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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We were all sitting around the big kitchen table.
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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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"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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