Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett

SummaryCloudy With a Chance of Meatballs begins as a family is cooking breakfast together and Grandpa accidently flings a pancake across the room.  Later, Grandpa spins a tale of a town in which all types of weather bring food and no one ever needs to go to the grocery store.   Fanciful stories of hamburger wind, soup rain, and mashed potato snow bring a child’s imagination to life as they try to envision living in these conditions.

Pros:  If your child enjoys imagination or fantasy, they will love this book.  Every page is filled with generous detail and never-ending oddities.

Cons:  The illustrations are very detailed, which is great for some kids, but my child with vision-impairment was frustrated with the line-style drawings particularly near the beginning and the end where they are in grey-scale.  Also, the ending seemed  bit awkard, leaving me wanting to find out more about the little town; but then again, maybe that was the intent of the author.

Age Range: 3-8 year olds

☆☆☆☆1/2 of 5

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One response to “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett

  1. My kids loved this book- one of them checked it out from the library at least once a month.

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