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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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Reading this book is so nostalgic.

I love that the illustrations change from black and white to color, and I love the idea of not having to cook or plan meals because it just comes with the weather.

However, the thought of milk falling from the sky and getting stuck in a drain somewhere makes me want to vomit. ( )
  mrsandersonreads23 | Apr 14, 2024 |
The tiny town of Chewandswallow was very much like any other tiny town except for its weather which came three times a day, at breakfast, lunch and dinner.
But it never rained rain and it never snowed snow and it never blew just wind. It rained things like soup and juice. It snowed things like mashed potatoes. And sometimes the wind blew in storms of hamburgers.

Life for the townspeople was delicious until the weather took a turn for the worse. The food got larger and larger and so did the portions. Chewandswallow was plagued by damaging floods and storms of huge food. The town was a mess and the people feared for their lives.
Something had to be done, and in a hurry.
  PlumfieldCH | Sep 21, 2023 |
Oddly prescient about climate change and climate refugees, this ultimate celebration of the five-second rule is just too goofy for me. ( )
  villemezbrown | Nov 13, 2022 |
Food falling from the sky? How strange.
  BLTSbraille | Aug 16, 2022 |
Loved this book and was excited when they were going to make it into a movie. However, was really dissapointed in the movie. For someone who had never read the book, the movie was entertaining enough, but knowing the story as well as I do, I just couldn't enjoy the movie. Why does Hollywood have to take a good thing, something wtih much imagination and add a bunch of uncessary "stuff" to it. Why not stick with what works. ( )
  Jen-Lynn | Aug 1, 2022 |
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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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