Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
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?
Again, I didn't know this is a book. I've seen both animated movies and I liked them. This is a slightly different story, but it's beautiful nonetheless.
We have a very nice grandpa telling his two nephews the story of the city of Chewandswallow, a city where people don't buy food at the store. The food just comes down from the sky instead of rain or snow.
“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” is a cult classic children’s book by Judi Barrett along with illustrations by Ron Barrett and it is about a magical town called Chewandswallow (chew and swallow, get it?) where food just falls from the sky and provides people with everything they need. But what happens when there is too much food falling from the sky? “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” is definitely one unusual and creative book ever created for children!
Judi Barrett has certainly done an exc ...more
Still the art was amazing and the story inspired my imagination. Anything is possible in the ...more
Although the plot is very plain and childlike (that's why it is a children's book) yet I loved it.
I wish there were a place like Chewandswallow. :P
And It is still in my top 5 Favorite books of all time! The story is cute & endearing while being silly & playfully semi-serious at the same time. Plus the illustrations are just flat out amazing. Even after all these years of art enhancements & the digital art age~I still think this extremely detail-oriented cross hatch style of illu ...more
The town of Chewandswallow has some wild weather, bringing meals like burgers, spaghetti, mashed potatoes, and of course meatballs three times a day. Then, things start to go crazy and odd things start happening, like an entire day of just gargonzola cheese and eventually a "tomato tornado" and the poor sanitation department could no longer keep up. This book uses such fun language to d ...more
What a fabulously creative book, one that opened little imaginations wide. Wonderful prose, and illustrations that took that imagination for a ride.
We later watched the movie together as this was *the* favorite book in our house. It was fairly disappointing. Do yourself and your chil ...more
This story reads exactly like all stories told by your grandfather are supposed to. The ones where, as a kid, you keep saying 'really!', then try to verify everything via grandma, who then yells at grandpa for filling your head with nonsense.
The book has a framing story that begins with a mishap during breakfast. The grandfather is inspired and tells the children about a place called Chewandswallow where the weather brings food three times a day. Except near the end of the town's existence, the food gets too big and s ...more
This story was selected as one of the books for the June 2010 - Culinary Delights reads at the Picture-Book Club in the Children's Books Group here at Goodreads.
It is an excellent story, very imaginative. I loved the setting - a grandfather telling his grandchildren a tall tale that kept their imaginations goi ...more
I remember that there was a movie by the same name & apparently it's based on this book. It's about a bedtime story told by a grandfather to his two grandchildren inspired by an event that happened during breakfast that morning. The illustration is really pretty & a story about food will always make you hungry so be prepared!
I read “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs” by Judi Barrett. This book was kind of weird. Every Saturday morning Grandpa would make pancakes for the family. Henry and the author loved pancakes. That morning was different though because the dog chased the cat into the kitchen and Grandpa sent a pancake flying and it landed on Henry’s head. That night Grandpa decided to tell a story that related to the pancake on Henry’s head. The town of Chewandswallow didn’t have food at the market. They had food ...more
I very much enjoyed reading "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs," by Judi Barrett. This childhood book is about a grandpa who tells his two grandchildren a bed time story. The story the grandpa tells, happens to be the main story of the book. The food became so disgusting to eat, and people wouldn't leave there homes because the food was getting bigger. It would cover the streets or collapse buildings. Storms of all different food types destroyed everything it touched. I am not going to say what ...more