Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs

Paperback - 1982
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The beloved, bestselling tale of edible weather is brought to life!

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?
Publisher: New York : Aladdin, 1982
ISBN: 9780689707490


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In the tiny town of Chewandswallow their weather only brings food which means life is pretty much perfect- until the weather takes a turn for the worse. Made into a 2009 movie by the same name.

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Mar 22, 2018

Enjoyed reading Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs just as much as I enjoyed reading it back in the day. Still just as entertaining. Didn't know that the book was the first in a series, though. That was news to me. Maybe I'll order the next in the series from the library just to see what it's all about -Pickles to Pittsburgh. I remember when the movie came out too. Not a big fan of it, honestly. I'll stick with the book.

vpl_childrens Dec 15, 2015

Oh no, it’s raining food. What is the town going to do?

Jan 04, 2015

In this story, Grandpa tells a bedtime story about a town where food rains down three times a day. No one shops for food. Unfortunately things begin to go wrong. Food storms happen, food becomes larger, and strange food combinations come down. In order to survive, the people make boats out of stale food and sail to a new land where they have to learn to buy their own food.

This is a unique and timeless story. The illustrations are drawn by the author's husband. They are complex so there is a lot to look at on each page.

What child wouldn't enjoy a story about food falling from the sky? The story is longer and more complex than a typical picture book so I would recommend it especially for ages 4-9. The upper age range would enjoy this as a book they can read for themselves.

lms Jul 26, 2010

This isn't dry humour!

kantoni Sep 11, 2009

I loved this book as a kid!

neko Sep 04, 2009

A story about grampa's home town.


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Jan 04, 2015

mmcbeth29 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 4 and 9

blue_rabbit_490 Jun 21, 2012

blue_rabbit_490 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 7

Jan 12, 2010

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