Saturday, February 23, 2013
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballsby Judi Barrett is a story that takes place in a small town called Chewandswallow (chew and swallow). The food falls from the sky. In the morning it rains orange juice, sunny-side-up eggs, and pieces of toast. They still have restaurants but they have big holes in the roofs.
One day the sky began to rain bad food. For example, some of these bad foods were bread honey and soda sandwich, moldy bread, and plain Gorgonzola cheese. Then things got worse. Meatballs started out the regular size, then they become the size of a Burger King store, then the size of a mountain. There was so much food was coming down that the workers that pick up all of the leftover food quit their jobs.
Everyone had to move to a new land. They had to get used to buying food from the supermarket.
My favorite part is when everyone has to go outside with their forks, spoons, plates, knives, and napkins so they can catch their food while they're walking or driving somewhere. I love the illustrations showing the people catching the food.
I got this book and movie together as a birthday gift and I think it makes a great gift. After reading the book, watch the movie!