Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

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?...

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Title:Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
Author:Judi Barrett
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Genres:Childrens
ISBN:Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:32 pages pages

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs Reviews

  • Jess
    Dec 25, 2008

    In case you're wondering, I'm doing everything I can so I don't go back to the Crooked Kingdom. :D 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 gra...

    ?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 everythin...

    I saw previews for this movie and it seemed to ever-loving stupid to me. Still, I gave the book a chance and it was amazing. The idea is so fresh and new and unusual and strange. Why hasn't someone thought of this before now? The story is told as a bed time tale of a long time ago in a...

    While Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is a fun romp, both the narrative and the illustrations show rather vividly how food can become a rather massive problem when it is uncontrollable or uncontrolled. The story actually seems to combine two European folklore traditions, the legend o...

    OK, this was really my favorite book for most of my childhood. I would pretend to read it before I could actually read (I had simply memorized it from hearing it so many times) and I remember feeling sooo guilty about all the praise I got for being such a good reader at such an early a...

    Oh, I just loved this book. The irony. I think this book hadn?t appealed to me that much because of the meatballs. Even though I like premises that are silly. First, I assumed the story would be all about meatballs but it was actually about all sorts of foods, and the main story is a...

    I know I read this as a kid but for some reason it didn't leave me with a big "lasting impression" or any sort of feeling I could really latch onto when I thought about the book as an adult. So, I came to it fresh, in a way. And I was MAJOR impressed! The story is so much fun, so imagi...

    As one of my favorite books when I was a little girl~ I revisit this book every few years to see if it still holds up to what I remembered & loved. And It is still in my top 5 Favorite books of all time! The story is cute & endearing while being silly & playfully semi-ser...

    The movie adaptation is wonderful and so is this book. I loved the illustrations! 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 ...

    Mother nature cooks up a storm, literally, in this madcap story with plenty of silliness to go around. Ages 4-10 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 star...

    My daughter came home all excited about reading this book in school today. My son then chimed in and I soon had two children dancing around my kitchen telling me all about this book and laughing hysterically. I supposed I should read it myself before I recommend it, but my children def...

    I loved this book. The artwork is wonderful and the way the text is so dry and matter-of-fact is so funny. I can't wait to see the film. ...

    When a breakfast mishap ends with pancake all over Henry's face, Grandpa is inspired to tell the story of the small town of Chewandswallow (located "Across an ocean, over lots of huge bumpy mountains, across three hot deserts, and one smaller ocean"), where all of the residents' food n...

    Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs is one of my favorite books. I read it again tonight and realized it is now 32 years old. It could have been written yesterday. It has stood the test of time. I believe years from now I will still have the same thoughts. This book holds a special place...

    We read to our children often when they were little, 20 some years ago. We picked this one up by chance, and I have to say, from the moment we first opened the pages it has stuck with not just me, but them as well. What a fabulously creative book, one that opened little imagination...

    This is my favorite picture book. Even as a teenager, I'd hunt his book up from time to time to make sure I'd memorized all the lines correctly. This story reads exactly like all stories told by your grandfather are supposed to. The ones where, as a kid, you keep saying 'really!', t...

  • Lisa Vegan
    May 20, 2010

    In case you're wondering, I'm doing everything I can so I don't go back to the Crooked Kingdom. :D 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 gra...

    ?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 everythin...

    I saw previews for this movie and it seemed to ever-loving stupid to me. Still, I gave the book a chance and it was amazing. The idea is so fresh and new and unusual and strange. Why hasn't someone thought of this before now? The story is told as a bed time tale of a long time ago in a...

    While Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is a fun romp, both the narrative and the illustrations show rather vividly how food can become a rather massive problem when it is uncontrollable or uncontrolled. The story actually seems to combine two European folklore traditions, the legend o...

    OK, this was really my favorite book for most of my childhood. I would pretend to read it before I could actually read (I had simply memorized it from hearing it so many times) and I remember feeling sooo guilty about all the praise I got for being such a good reader at such an early a...

    Oh, I just loved this book. The irony. I think this book hadn?t appealed to me that much because of the meatballs. Even though I like premises that are silly. First, I assumed the story would be all about meatballs but it was actually about all sorts of foods, and the main story is a...

  • J.G. Keely
    Oct 21, 2007

    In case you're wondering, I'm doing everything I can so I don't go back to the Crooked Kingdom. :D 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 gra...

    ?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 everythin...

    I saw previews for this movie and it seemed to ever-loving stupid to me. Still, I gave the book a chance and it was amazing. The idea is so fresh and new and unusual and strange. Why hasn't someone thought of this before now? The story is told as a bed time tale of a long time ago in a...

    While Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is a fun romp, both the narrative and the illustrations show rather vividly how food can become a rather massive problem when it is uncontrollable or uncontrolled. The story actually seems to combine two European folklore traditions, the legend o...

    OK, this was really my favorite book for most of my childhood. I would pretend to read it before I could actually read (I had simply memorized it from hearing it so many times) and I remember feeling sooo guilty about all the praise I got for being such a good reader at such an early a...

    Oh, I just loved this book. The irony. I think this book hadn?t appealed to me that much because of the meatballs. Even though I like premises that are silly. First, I assumed the story would be all about meatballs but it was actually about all sorts of foods, and the main story is a...

    I know I read this as a kid but for some reason it didn't leave me with a big "lasting impression" or any sort of feeling I could really latch onto when I thought about the book as an adult. So, I came to it fresh, in a way. And I was MAJOR impressed! The story is so much fun, so imagi...

    As one of my favorite books when I was a little girl~ I revisit this book every few years to see if it still holds up to what I remembered & loved. And It is still in my top 5 Favorite books of all time! The story is cute & endearing while being silly & playfully semi-ser...

    The movie adaptation is wonderful and so is this book. I loved the illustrations! 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 ...

    Mother nature cooks up a storm, literally, in this madcap story with plenty of silliness to go around. Ages 4-10 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 star...

    My daughter came home all excited about reading this book in school today. My son then chimed in and I soon had two children dancing around my kitchen telling me all about this book and laughing hysterically. I supposed I should read it myself before I recommend it, but my children def...

    I loved this book. The artwork is wonderful and the way the text is so dry and matter-of-fact is so funny. I can't wait to see the film. ...

    When a breakfast mishap ends with pancake all over Henry's face, Grandpa is inspired to tell the story of the small town of Chewandswallow (located "Across an ocean, over lots of huge bumpy mountains, across three hot deserts, and one smaller ocean"), where all of the residents' food n...

    Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs is one of my favorite books. I read it again tonight and realized it is now 32 years old. It could have been written yesterday. It has stood the test of time. I believe years from now I will still have the same thoughts. This book holds a special place...

    We read to our children often when they were little, 20 some years ago. We picked this one up by chance, and I have to say, from the moment we first opened the pages it has stuck with not just me, but them as well. What a fabulously creative book, one that opened little imagination...

    This is my favorite picture book. Even as a teenager, I'd hunt his book up from time to time to make sure I'd memorized all the lines correctly. This story reads exactly like all stories told by your grandfather are supposed to. The ones where, as a kid, you keep saying 'really!', t...

    Very cute story with a different story inside. I can see why the kids like it. It is yummy! ...

    This book always made me a bit queasy. ...

  • Sarah Sammis
    May 28, 2009

    In case you're wondering, I'm doing everything I can so I don't go back to the Crooked Kingdom. :D 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 gra...

    ?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 everythin...

    I saw previews for this movie and it seemed to ever-loving stupid to me. Still, I gave the book a chance and it was amazing. The idea is so fresh and new and unusual and strange. Why hasn't someone thought of this before now? The story is told as a bed time tale of a long time ago in a...

    While Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is a fun romp, both the narrative and the illustrations show rather vividly how food can become a rather massive problem when it is uncontrollable or uncontrolled. The story actually seems to combine two European folklore traditions, the legend o...

    OK, this was really my favorite book for most of my childhood. I would pretend to read it before I could actually read (I had simply memorized it from hearing it so many times) and I remember feeling sooo guilty about all the praise I got for being such a good reader at such an early a...

    Oh, I just loved this book. The irony. I think this book hadn?t appealed to me that much because of the meatballs. Even though I like premises that are silly. First, I assumed the story would be all about meatballs but it was actually about all sorts of foods, and the main story is a...

    I know I read this as a kid but for some reason it didn't leave me with a big "lasting impression" or any sort of feeling I could really latch onto when I thought about the book as an adult. So, I came to it fresh, in a way. And I was MAJOR impressed! The story is so much fun, so imagi...

    As one of my favorite books when I was a little girl~ I revisit this book every few years to see if it still holds up to what I remembered & loved. And It is still in my top 5 Favorite books of all time! The story is cute & endearing while being silly & playfully semi-ser...

    The movie adaptation is wonderful and so is this book. I loved the illustrations! 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 ...

    Mother nature cooks up a storm, literally, in this madcap story with plenty of silliness to go around. Ages 4-10 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 star...

    My daughter came home all excited about reading this book in school today. My son then chimed in and I soon had two children dancing around my kitchen telling me all about this book and laughing hysterically. I supposed I should read it myself before I recommend it, but my children def...

    I loved this book. The artwork is wonderful and the way the text is so dry and matter-of-fact is so funny. I can't wait to see the film. ...

    When a breakfast mishap ends with pancake all over Henry's face, Grandpa is inspired to tell the story of the small town of Chewandswallow (located "Across an ocean, over lots of huge bumpy mountains, across three hot deserts, and one smaller ocean"), where all of the residents' food n...

    Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs is one of my favorite books. I read it again tonight and realized it is now 32 years old. It could have been written yesterday. It has stood the test of time. I believe years from now I will still have the same thoughts. This book holds a special place...

    We read to our children often when they were little, 20 some years ago. We picked this one up by chance, and I have to say, from the moment we first opened the pages it has stuck with not just me, but them as well. What a fabulously creative book, one that opened little imagination...

    This is my favorite picture book. Even as a teenager, I'd hunt his book up from time to time to make sure I'd memorized all the lines correctly. This story reads exactly like all stories told by your grandfather are supposed to. The ones where, as a kid, you keep saying 'really!', t...

    Very cute story with a different story inside. I can see why the kids like it. It is yummy! ...

    This book always made me a bit queasy. ...

    You know you're in a wealthy society when kids read about the sky raining food. Aside from this obnoxious premise, a highly creative, surprising story. Kudos to Barrett for including composting. ...

    I read "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs" by Judi Barrett. The story is narrated by grandpa to his grandkids. He tells of a far off land called Chewandswallow. There all the weather is food. It snows mashed potatoes, rains soup, and accounts for the townspeople's three meals of the da...

    Back in January I wrote a review of the film version of Cloud with a Chance of Meatballs and I promised a longer review of the book by Judi Barrett. I apologize for the delay. I really don't know where the time as gone! The book has a framing story that begins with a mishap during b...

  • Jenny
    Nov 02, 2007

    In case you're wondering, I'm doing everything I can so I don't go back to the Crooked Kingdom. :D 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 gra...

    ?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 everythin...

    I saw previews for this movie and it seemed to ever-loving stupid to me. Still, I gave the book a chance and it was amazing. The idea is so fresh and new and unusual and strange. Why hasn't someone thought of this before now? The story is told as a bed time tale of a long time ago in a...

    While Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is a fun romp, both the narrative and the illustrations show rather vividly how food can become a rather massive problem when it is uncontrollable or uncontrolled. The story actually seems to combine two European folklore traditions, the legend o...

    OK, this was really my favorite book for most of my childhood. I would pretend to read it before I could actually read (I had simply memorized it from hearing it so many times) and I remember feeling sooo guilty about all the praise I got for being such a good reader at such an early a...

  • Karol
    Jun 06, 2010

    In case you're wondering, I'm doing everything I can so I don't go back to the Crooked Kingdom. :D 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 gra...

    ?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 everythin...

    I saw previews for this movie and it seemed to ever-loving stupid to me. Still, I gave the book a chance and it was amazing. The idea is so fresh and new and unusual and strange. Why hasn't someone thought of this before now? The story is told as a bed time tale of a long time ago in a...

    While Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is a fun romp, both the narrative and the illustrations show rather vividly how food can become a rather massive problem when it is uncontrollable or uncontrolled. The story actually seems to combine two European folklore traditions, the legend o...

    OK, this was really my favorite book for most of my childhood. I would pretend to read it before I could actually read (I had simply memorized it from hearing it so many times) and I remember feeling sooo guilty about all the praise I got for being such a good reader at such an early a...

    Oh, I just loved this book. The irony. I think this book hadn?t appealed to me that much because of the meatballs. Even though I like premises that are silly. First, I assumed the story would be all about meatballs but it was actually about all sorts of foods, and the main story is a...

    I know I read this as a kid but for some reason it didn't leave me with a big "lasting impression" or any sort of feeling I could really latch onto when I thought about the book as an adult. So, I came to it fresh, in a way. And I was MAJOR impressed! The story is so much fun, so imagi...

    As one of my favorite books when I was a little girl~ I revisit this book every few years to see if it still holds up to what I remembered & loved. And It is still in my top 5 Favorite books of all time! The story is cute & endearing while being silly & playfully semi-ser...

    The movie adaptation is wonderful and so is this book. I loved the illustrations! 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 ...

    Mother nature cooks up a storm, literally, in this madcap story with plenty of silliness to go around. Ages 4-10 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 star...

    My daughter came home all excited about reading this book in school today. My son then chimed in and I soon had two children dancing around my kitchen telling me all about this book and laughing hysterically. I supposed I should read it myself before I recommend it, but my children def...

    I loved this book. The artwork is wonderful and the way the text is so dry and matter-of-fact is so funny. I can't wait to see the film. ...

    When a breakfast mishap ends with pancake all over Henry's face, Grandpa is inspired to tell the story of the small town of Chewandswallow (located "Across an ocean, over lots of huge bumpy mountains, across three hot deserts, and one smaller ocean"), where all of the residents' food n...

    Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs is one of my favorite books. I read it again tonight and realized it is now 32 years old. It could have been written yesterday. It has stood the test of time. I believe years from now I will still have the same thoughts. This book holds a special place...

    We read to our children often when they were little, 20 some years ago. We picked this one up by chance, and I have to say, from the moment we first opened the pages it has stuck with not just me, but them as well. What a fabulously creative book, one that opened little imagination...

    This is my favorite picture book. Even as a teenager, I'd hunt his book up from time to time to make sure I'd memorized all the lines correctly. This story reads exactly like all stories told by your grandfather are supposed to. The ones where, as a kid, you keep saying 'really!', t...

    Very cute story with a different story inside. I can see why the kids like it. It is yummy! ...

    This book always made me a bit queasy. ...

    You know you're in a wealthy society when kids read about the sky raining food. Aside from this obnoxious premise, a highly creative, surprising story. Kudos to Barrett for including composting. ...

    I read "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs" by Judi Barrett. The story is narrated by grandpa to his grandkids. He tells of a far off land called Chewandswallow. There all the weather is food. It snows mashed potatoes, rains soup, and accounts for the townspeople's three meals of the da...

    Back in January I wrote a review of the film version of Cloud with a Chance of Meatballs and I promised a longer review of the book by Judi Barrett. I apologize for the delay. I really don't know where the time as gone! The book has a framing story that begins with a mishap during b...

    A great story - tells not only a fascinating tall tale about the town of Chewandswallow, but also talks about the closeness of extended family. Who doesn't love a story about Grandpa's tall tales? Our oldest loves this tale and we've read it a couple of times. This story was select...

    Imagine if you lived in a town that only rained food and never rained rain! This story takes weather to a whole new level as readers giggle their way through the climate of one particular town. All is dandy until the townspeople starts to notice weird arrangements of foods storming in....

    My son (10 years old) was so excited when I brought this book home from the library to read and discuss with an online group. "That's the best picture book ever!" he exclaimed. "But it's nothing like the movie." And even though he's proud to be a tween and considers himself practically...

  • Krista the Krazy Kataloguer
    May 29, 2010

    In case you're wondering, I'm doing everything I can so I don't go back to the Crooked Kingdom. :D 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 gra...

    ?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 everythin...

    I saw previews for this movie and it seemed to ever-loving stupid to me. Still, I gave the book a chance and it was amazing. The idea is so fresh and new and unusual and strange. Why hasn't someone thought of this before now? The story is told as a bed time tale of a long time ago in a...

    While Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is a fun romp, both the narrative and the illustrations show rather vividly how food can become a rather massive problem when it is uncontrollable or uncontrolled. The story actually seems to combine two European folklore traditions, the legend o...

    OK, this was really my favorite book for most of my childhood. I would pretend to read it before I could actually read (I had simply memorized it from hearing it so many times) and I remember feeling sooo guilty about all the praise I got for being such a good reader at such an early a...

    Oh, I just loved this book. The irony. I think this book hadn?t appealed to me that much because of the meatballs. Even though I like premises that are silly. First, I assumed the story would be all about meatballs but it was actually about all sorts of foods, and the main story is a...

    I know I read this as a kid but for some reason it didn't leave me with a big "lasting impression" or any sort of feeling I could really latch onto when I thought about the book as an adult. So, I came to it fresh, in a way. And I was MAJOR impressed! The story is so much fun, so imagi...

    As one of my favorite books when I was a little girl~ I revisit this book every few years to see if it still holds up to what I remembered & loved. And It is still in my top 5 Favorite books of all time! The story is cute & endearing while being silly & playfully semi-ser...

    The movie adaptation is wonderful and so is this book. I loved the illustrations! 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 ...

    Mother nature cooks up a storm, literally, in this madcap story with plenty of silliness to go around. Ages 4-10 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 star...

    My daughter came home all excited about reading this book in school today. My son then chimed in and I soon had two children dancing around my kitchen telling me all about this book and laughing hysterically. I supposed I should read it myself before I recommend it, but my children def...

    I loved this book. The artwork is wonderful and the way the text is so dry and matter-of-fact is so funny. I can't wait to see the film. ...

    When a breakfast mishap ends with pancake all over Henry's face, Grandpa is inspired to tell the story of the small town of Chewandswallow (located "Across an ocean, over lots of huge bumpy mountains, across three hot deserts, and one smaller ocean"), where all of the residents' food n...

    Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs is one of my favorite books. I read it again tonight and realized it is now 32 years old. It could have been written yesterday. It has stood the test of time. I believe years from now I will still have the same thoughts. This book holds a special place...

    We read to our children often when they were little, 20 some years ago. We picked this one up by chance, and I have to say, from the moment we first opened the pages it has stuck with not just me, but them as well. What a fabulously creative book, one that opened little imagination...

    This is my favorite picture book. Even as a teenager, I'd hunt his book up from time to time to make sure I'd memorized all the lines correctly. This story reads exactly like all stories told by your grandfather are supposed to. The ones where, as a kid, you keep saying 'really!', t...

    Very cute story with a different story inside. I can see why the kids like it. It is yummy! ...

    This book always made me a bit queasy. ...

    You know you're in a wealthy society when kids read about the sky raining food. Aside from this obnoxious premise, a highly creative, surprising story. Kudos to Barrett for including composting. ...

    I read "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs" by Judi Barrett. The story is narrated by grandpa to his grandkids. He tells of a far off land called Chewandswallow. There all the weather is food. It snows mashed potatoes, rains soup, and accounts for the townspeople's three meals of the da...

    Back in January I wrote a review of the film version of Cloud with a Chance of Meatballs and I promised a longer review of the book by Judi Barrett. I apologize for the delay. I really don't know where the time as gone! The book has a framing story that begins with a mishap during b...

    A great story - tells not only a fascinating tall tale about the town of Chewandswallow, but also talks about the closeness of extended family. Who doesn't love a story about Grandpa's tall tales? Our oldest loves this tale and we've read it a couple of times. This story was select...

    Imagine if you lived in a town that only rained food and never rained rain! This story takes weather to a whole new level as readers giggle their way through the climate of one particular town. All is dandy until the townspeople starts to notice weird arrangements of foods storming in....

    My son (10 years old) was so excited when I brought this book home from the library to read and discuss with an online group. "That's the best picture book ever!" he exclaimed. "But it's nothing like the movie." And even though he's proud to be a tween and considers himself practically...

    A very imaginative story! If I wanted food to fall from the sky, what would it be? That would be a nice exercise for kids who read the book. The sequel, Pickles to Pittsburgh, wasn't nearly as good. This one, though, is a winner. ...

  • Kathryn
    Jun 20, 2010

    In case you're wondering, I'm doing everything I can so I don't go back to the Crooked Kingdom. :D 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 gra...

    ?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 everythin...

    I saw previews for this movie and it seemed to ever-loving stupid to me. Still, I gave the book a chance and it was amazing. The idea is so fresh and new and unusual and strange. Why hasn't someone thought of this before now? The story is told as a bed time tale of a long time ago in a...

    While Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is a fun romp, both the narrative and the illustrations show rather vividly how food can become a rather massive problem when it is uncontrollable or uncontrolled. The story actually seems to combine two European folklore traditions, the legend o...

    OK, this was really my favorite book for most of my childhood. I would pretend to read it before I could actually read (I had simply memorized it from hearing it so many times) and I remember feeling sooo guilty about all the praise I got for being such a good reader at such an early a...

    Oh, I just loved this book. The irony. I think this book hadn?t appealed to me that much because of the meatballs. Even though I like premises that are silly. First, I assumed the story would be all about meatballs but it was actually about all sorts of foods, and the main story is a...

    I know I read this as a kid but for some reason it didn't leave me with a big "lasting impression" or any sort of feeling I could really latch onto when I thought about the book as an adult. So, I came to it fresh, in a way. And I was MAJOR impressed! The story is so much fun, so imagi...

  • Chris
    Mar 16, 2009

    In case you're wondering, I'm doing everything I can so I don't go back to the Crooked Kingdom. :D 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 gra...

    ?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 everythin...

    I saw previews for this movie and it seemed to ever-loving stupid to me. Still, I gave the book a chance and it was amazing. The idea is so fresh and new and unusual and strange. Why hasn't someone thought of this before now? The story is told as a bed time tale of a long time ago in a...

    While Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is a fun romp, both the narrative and the illustrations show rather vividly how food can become a rather massive problem when it is uncontrollable or uncontrolled. The story actually seems to combine two European folklore traditions, the legend o...

    OK, this was really my favorite book for most of my childhood. I would pretend to read it before I could actually read (I had simply memorized it from hearing it so many times) and I remember feeling sooo guilty about all the praise I got for being such a good reader at such an early a...

    Oh, I just loved this book. The irony. I think this book hadn?t appealed to me that much because of the meatballs. Even though I like premises that are silly. First, I assumed the story would be all about meatballs but it was actually about all sorts of foods, and the main story is a...

    I know I read this as a kid but for some reason it didn't leave me with a big "lasting impression" or any sort of feeling I could really latch onto when I thought about the book as an adult. So, I came to it fresh, in a way. And I was MAJOR impressed! The story is so much fun, so imagi...

    As one of my favorite books when I was a little girl~ I revisit this book every few years to see if it still holds up to what I remembered & loved. And It is still in my top 5 Favorite books of all time! The story is cute & endearing while being silly & playfully semi-ser...

    The movie adaptation is wonderful and so is this book. I loved the illustrations! 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 ...

    Mother nature cooks up a storm, literally, in this madcap story with plenty of silliness to go around. Ages 4-10 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 star...

    My daughter came home all excited about reading this book in school today. My son then chimed in and I soon had two children dancing around my kitchen telling me all about this book and laughing hysterically. I supposed I should read it myself before I recommend it, but my children def...

  • Dolly
    Aug 23, 2008

    In case you're wondering, I'm doing everything I can so I don't go back to the Crooked Kingdom. :D 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 gra...

    ?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 everythin...

    I saw previews for this movie and it seemed to ever-loving stupid to me. Still, I gave the book a chance and it was amazing. The idea is so fresh and new and unusual and strange. Why hasn't someone thought of this before now? The story is told as a bed time tale of a long time ago in a...

    While Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is a fun romp, both the narrative and the illustrations show rather vividly how food can become a rather massive problem when it is uncontrollable or uncontrolled. The story actually seems to combine two European folklore traditions, the legend o...

    OK, this was really my favorite book for most of my childhood. I would pretend to read it before I could actually read (I had simply memorized it from hearing it so many times) and I remember feeling sooo guilty about all the praise I got for being such a good reader at such an early a...

    Oh, I just loved this book. The irony. I think this book hadn?t appealed to me that much because of the meatballs. Even though I like premises that are silly. First, I assumed the story would be all about meatballs but it was actually about all sorts of foods, and the main story is a...

    I know I read this as a kid but for some reason it didn't leave me with a big "lasting impression" or any sort of feeling I could really latch onto when I thought about the book as an adult. So, I came to it fresh, in a way. And I was MAJOR impressed! The story is so much fun, so imagi...

    As one of my favorite books when I was a little girl~ I revisit this book every few years to see if it still holds up to what I remembered & loved. And It is still in my top 5 Favorite books of all time! The story is cute & endearing while being silly & playfully semi-ser...

    The movie adaptation is wonderful and so is this book. I loved the illustrations! 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 ...

    Mother nature cooks up a storm, literally, in this madcap story with plenty of silliness to go around. Ages 4-10 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 star...

    My daughter came home all excited about reading this book in school today. My son then chimed in and I soon had two children dancing around my kitchen telling me all about this book and laughing hysterically. I supposed I should read it myself before I recommend it, but my children def...

    I loved this book. The artwork is wonderful and the way the text is so dry and matter-of-fact is so funny. I can't wait to see the film. ...

    When a breakfast mishap ends with pancake all over Henry's face, Grandpa is inspired to tell the story of the small town of Chewandswallow (located "Across an ocean, over lots of huge bumpy mountains, across three hot deserts, and one smaller ocean"), where all of the residents' food n...

    Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs is one of my favorite books. I read it again tonight and realized it is now 32 years old. It could have been written yesterday. It has stood the test of time. I believe years from now I will still have the same thoughts. This book holds a special place...

    We read to our children often when they were little, 20 some years ago. We picked this one up by chance, and I have to say, from the moment we first opened the pages it has stuck with not just me, but them as well. What a fabulously creative book, one that opened little imagination...

    This is my favorite picture book. Even as a teenager, I'd hunt his book up from time to time to make sure I'd memorized all the lines correctly. This story reads exactly like all stories told by your grandfather are supposed to. The ones where, as a kid, you keep saying 'really!', t...

    Very cute story with a different story inside. I can see why the kids like it. It is yummy! ...

    This book always made me a bit queasy. ...

    You know you're in a wealthy society when kids read about the sky raining food. Aside from this obnoxious premise, a highly creative, surprising story. Kudos to Barrett for including composting. ...

    I read "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs" by Judi Barrett. The story is narrated by grandpa to his grandkids. He tells of a far off land called Chewandswallow. There all the weather is food. It snows mashed potatoes, rains soup, and accounts for the townspeople's three meals of the da...

    Back in January I wrote a review of the film version of Cloud with a Chance of Meatballs and I promised a longer review of the book by Judi Barrett. I apologize for the delay. I really don't know where the time as gone! The book has a framing story that begins with a mishap during b...

    A great story - tells not only a fascinating tall tale about the town of Chewandswallow, but also talks about the closeness of extended family. Who doesn't love a story about Grandpa's tall tales? Our oldest loves this tale and we've read it a couple of times. This story was select...

  • Ronyell
    Oct 20, 2010

    In case you're wondering, I'm doing everything I can so I don't go back to the Crooked Kingdom. :D 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 gra...

    ?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 everythin...

  • Best Eggs
    Mar 15, 2010

    In case you're wondering, I'm doing everything I can so I don't go back to the Crooked Kingdom. :D 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 gra...

    ?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 everythin...

    I saw previews for this movie and it seemed to ever-loving stupid to me. Still, I gave the book a chance and it was amazing. The idea is so fresh and new and unusual and strange. Why hasn't someone thought of this before now? The story is told as a bed time tale of a long time ago in a...

    While Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is a fun romp, both the narrative and the illustrations show rather vividly how food can become a rather massive problem when it is uncontrollable or uncontrolled. The story actually seems to combine two European folklore traditions, the legend o...

    OK, this was really my favorite book for most of my childhood. I would pretend to read it before I could actually read (I had simply memorized it from hearing it so many times) and I remember feeling sooo guilty about all the praise I got for being such a good reader at such an early a...

    Oh, I just loved this book. The irony. I think this book hadn?t appealed to me that much because of the meatballs. Even though I like premises that are silly. First, I assumed the story would be all about meatballs but it was actually about all sorts of foods, and the main story is a...

    I know I read this as a kid but for some reason it didn't leave me with a big "lasting impression" or any sort of feeling I could really latch onto when I thought about the book as an adult. So, I came to it fresh, in a way. And I was MAJOR impressed! The story is so much fun, so imagi...

    As one of my favorite books when I was a little girl~ I revisit this book every few years to see if it still holds up to what I remembered & loved. And It is still in my top 5 Favorite books of all time! The story is cute & endearing while being silly & playfully semi-ser...

    The movie adaptation is wonderful and so is this book. I loved the illustrations! 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 ...

    Mother nature cooks up a storm, literally, in this madcap story with plenty of silliness to go around. Ages 4-10 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 star...

    My daughter came home all excited about reading this book in school today. My son then chimed in and I soon had two children dancing around my kitchen telling me all about this book and laughing hysterically. I supposed I should read it myself before I recommend it, but my children def...

    I loved this book. The artwork is wonderful and the way the text is so dry and matter-of-fact is so funny. I can't wait to see the film. ...

  • Nicole
    Jun 07, 2019

    In case you're wondering, I'm doing everything I can so I don't go back to the Crooked Kingdom. :D 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 gra...

    ?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 everythin...

    I saw previews for this movie and it seemed to ever-loving stupid to me. Still, I gave the book a chance and it was amazing. The idea is so fresh and new and unusual and strange. Why hasn't someone thought of this before now? The story is told as a bed time tale of a long time ago in a...

    While Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is a fun romp, both the narrative and the illustrations show rather vividly how food can become a rather massive problem when it is uncontrollable or uncontrolled. The story actually seems to combine two European folklore traditions, the legend o...

    OK, this was really my favorite book for most of my childhood. I would pretend to read it before I could actually read (I had simply memorized it from hearing it so many times) and I remember feeling sooo guilty about all the praise I got for being such a good reader at such an early a...

    Oh, I just loved this book. The irony. I think this book hadn?t appealed to me that much because of the meatballs. Even though I like premises that are silly. First, I assumed the story would be all about meatballs but it was actually about all sorts of foods, and the main story is a...

    I know I read this as a kid but for some reason it didn't leave me with a big "lasting impression" or any sort of feeling I could really latch onto when I thought about the book as an adult. So, I came to it fresh, in a way. And I was MAJOR impressed! The story is so much fun, so imagi...

    As one of my favorite books when I was a little girl~ I revisit this book every few years to see if it still holds up to what I remembered & loved. And It is still in my top 5 Favorite books of all time! The story is cute & endearing while being silly & playfully semi-ser...

    The movie adaptation is wonderful and so is this book. I loved the illustrations! 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 ...

    Mother nature cooks up a storm, literally, in this madcap story with plenty of silliness to go around. Ages 4-10 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 star...

    My daughter came home all excited about reading this book in school today. My son then chimed in and I soon had two children dancing around my kitchen telling me all about this book and laughing hysterically. I supposed I should read it myself before I recommend it, but my children def...

    I loved this book. The artwork is wonderful and the way the text is so dry and matter-of-fact is so funny. I can't wait to see the film. ...

    When a breakfast mishap ends with pancake all over Henry's face, Grandpa is inspired to tell the story of the small town of Chewandswallow (located "Across an ocean, over lots of huge bumpy mountains, across three hot deserts, and one smaller ocean"), where all of the residents' food n...

    Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs is one of my favorite books. I read it again tonight and realized it is now 32 years old. It could have been written yesterday. It has stood the test of time. I believe years from now I will still have the same thoughts. This book holds a special place...

    We read to our children often when they were little, 20 some years ago. We picked this one up by chance, and I have to say, from the moment we first opened the pages it has stuck with not just me, but them as well. What a fabulously creative book, one that opened little imagination...

    This is my favorite picture book. Even as a teenager, I'd hunt his book up from time to time to make sure I'd memorized all the lines correctly. This story reads exactly like all stories told by your grandfather are supposed to. The ones where, as a kid, you keep saying 'really!', t...

    Very cute story with a different story inside. I can see why the kids like it. It is yummy! ...

    This book always made me a bit queasy. ...

    You know you're in a wealthy society when kids read about the sky raining food. Aside from this obnoxious premise, a highly creative, surprising story. Kudos to Barrett for including composting. ...

    I read "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs" by Judi Barrett. The story is narrated by grandpa to his grandkids. He tells of a far off land called Chewandswallow. There all the weather is food. It snows mashed potatoes, rains soup, and accounts for the townspeople's three meals of the da...

    Back in January I wrote a review of the film version of Cloud with a Chance of Meatballs and I promised a longer review of the book by Judi Barrett. I apologize for the delay. I really don't know where the time as gone! The book has a framing story that begins with a mishap during b...

    A great story - tells not only a fascinating tall tale about the town of Chewandswallow, but also talks about the closeness of extended family. Who doesn't love a story about Grandpa's tall tales? Our oldest loves this tale and we've read it a couple of times. This story was select...

    Imagine if you lived in a town that only rained food and never rained rain! This story takes weather to a whole new level as readers giggle their way through the climate of one particular town. All is dandy until the townspeople starts to notice weird arrangements of foods storming in....

    My son (10 years old) was so excited when I brought this book home from the library to read and discuss with an online group. "That's the best picture book ever!" he exclaimed. "But it's nothing like the movie." And even though he's proud to be a tween and considers himself practically...

    A very imaginative story! If I wanted food to fall from the sky, what would it be? That would be a nice exercise for kids who read the book. The sequel, Pickles to Pittsburgh, wasn't nearly as good. This one, though, is a winner. ...

    Very creative. I don't know how I missed this one when I was a kid. My son was quite interested. ...

    3.5 ? 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 st...

    (Another book that I read and loved in childhood, yet never added to Goodreads. No idea when I read it, just that I've read it many times and all those times were a long time ago.) ...

  • Lstirl
    Oct 08, 2008

    In case you're wondering, I'm doing everything I can so I don't go back to the Crooked Kingdom. :D 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 gra...

    ?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 everythin...

    I saw previews for this movie and it seemed to ever-loving stupid to me. Still, I gave the book a chance and it was amazing. The idea is so fresh and new and unusual and strange. Why hasn't someone thought of this before now? The story is told as a bed time tale of a long time ago in a...

    While Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is a fun romp, both the narrative and the illustrations show rather vividly how food can become a rather massive problem when it is uncontrollable or uncontrolled. The story actually seems to combine two European folklore traditions, the legend o...

    OK, this was really my favorite book for most of my childhood. I would pretend to read it before I could actually read (I had simply memorized it from hearing it so many times) and I remember feeling sooo guilty about all the praise I got for being such a good reader at such an early a...

    Oh, I just loved this book. The irony. I think this book hadn?t appealed to me that much because of the meatballs. Even though I like premises that are silly. First, I assumed the story would be all about meatballs but it was actually about all sorts of foods, and the main story is a...

    I know I read this as a kid but for some reason it didn't leave me with a big "lasting impression" or any sort of feeling I could really latch onto when I thought about the book as an adult. So, I came to it fresh, in a way. And I was MAJOR impressed! The story is so much fun, so imagi...

    As one of my favorite books when I was a little girl~ I revisit this book every few years to see if it still holds up to what I remembered & loved. And It is still in my top 5 Favorite books of all time! The story is cute & endearing while being silly & playfully semi-ser...

    The movie adaptation is wonderful and so is this book. I loved the illustrations! 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 ...

    Mother nature cooks up a storm, literally, in this madcap story with plenty of silliness to go around. Ages 4-10 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 star...

  • Dianna
    Feb 25, 2010

    In case you're wondering, I'm doing everything I can so I don't go back to the Crooked Kingdom. :D 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 gra...

    ?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 everythin...

    I saw previews for this movie and it seemed to ever-loving stupid to me. Still, I gave the book a chance and it was amazing. The idea is so fresh and new and unusual and strange. Why hasn't someone thought of this before now? The story is told as a bed time tale of a long time ago in a...

    While Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is a fun romp, both the narrative and the illustrations show rather vividly how food can become a rather massive problem when it is uncontrollable or uncontrolled. The story actually seems to combine two European folklore traditions, the legend o...

    OK, this was really my favorite book for most of my childhood. I would pretend to read it before I could actually read (I had simply memorized it from hearing it so many times) and I remember feeling sooo guilty about all the praise I got for being such a good reader at such an early a...

    Oh, I just loved this book. The irony. I think this book hadn?t appealed to me that much because of the meatballs. Even though I like premises that are silly. First, I assumed the story would be all about meatballs but it was actually about all sorts of foods, and the main story is a...

    I know I read this as a kid but for some reason it didn't leave me with a big "lasting impression" or any sort of feeling I could really latch onto when I thought about the book as an adult. So, I came to it fresh, in a way. And I was MAJOR impressed! The story is so much fun, so imagi...

    As one of my favorite books when I was a little girl~ I revisit this book every few years to see if it still holds up to what I remembered & loved. And It is still in my top 5 Favorite books of all time! The story is cute & endearing while being silly & playfully semi-ser...

    The movie adaptation is wonderful and so is this book. I loved the illustrations! 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 ...

    Mother nature cooks up a storm, literally, in this madcap story with plenty of silliness to go around. Ages 4-10 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 star...

    My daughter came home all excited about reading this book in school today. My son then chimed in and I soon had two children dancing around my kitchen telling me all about this book and laughing hysterically. I supposed I should read it myself before I recommend it, but my children def...

    I loved this book. The artwork is wonderful and the way the text is so dry and matter-of-fact is so funny. I can't wait to see the film. ...

    When a breakfast mishap ends with pancake all over Henry's face, Grandpa is inspired to tell the story of the small town of Chewandswallow (located "Across an ocean, over lots of huge bumpy mountains, across three hot deserts, and one smaller ocean"), where all of the residents' food n...

    Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs is one of my favorite books. I read it again tonight and realized it is now 32 years old. It could have been written yesterday. It has stood the test of time. I believe years from now I will still have the same thoughts. This book holds a special place...

    We read to our children often when they were little, 20 some years ago. We picked this one up by chance, and I have to say, from the moment we first opened the pages it has stuck with not just me, but them as well. What a fabulously creative book, one that opened little imagination...

    This is my favorite picture book. Even as a teenager, I'd hunt his book up from time to time to make sure I'd memorized all the lines correctly. This story reads exactly like all stories told by your grandfather are supposed to. The ones where, as a kid, you keep saying 'really!', t...

    Very cute story with a different story inside. I can see why the kids like it. It is yummy! ...

    This book always made me a bit queasy. ...

    You know you're in a wealthy society when kids read about the sky raining food. Aside from this obnoxious premise, a highly creative, surprising story. Kudos to Barrett for including composting. ...

    I read "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs" by Judi Barrett. The story is narrated by grandpa to his grandkids. He tells of a far off land called Chewandswallow. There all the weather is food. It snows mashed potatoes, rains soup, and accounts for the townspeople's three meals of the da...

    Back in January I wrote a review of the film version of Cloud with a Chance of Meatballs and I promised a longer review of the book by Judi Barrett. I apologize for the delay. I really don't know where the time as gone! The book has a framing story that begins with a mishap during b...

    A great story - tells not only a fascinating tall tale about the town of Chewandswallow, but also talks about the closeness of extended family. Who doesn't love a story about Grandpa's tall tales? Our oldest loves this tale and we've read it a couple of times. This story was select...

    Imagine if you lived in a town that only rained food and never rained rain! This story takes weather to a whole new level as readers giggle their way through the climate of one particular town. All is dandy until the townspeople starts to notice weird arrangements of foods storming in....

    My son (10 years old) was so excited when I brought this book home from the library to read and discuss with an online group. "That's the best picture book ever!" he exclaimed. "But it's nothing like the movie." And even though he's proud to be a tween and considers himself practically...

    A very imaginative story! If I wanted food to fall from the sky, what would it be? That would be a nice exercise for kids who read the book. The sequel, Pickles to Pittsburgh, wasn't nearly as good. This one, though, is a winner. ...

    Very creative. I don't know how I missed this one when I was a kid. My son was quite interested. ...

  • Manybooks
    Jun 15, 2010

    In case you're wondering, I'm doing everything I can so I don't go back to the Crooked Kingdom. :D 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 gra...

    ?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 everythin...

    I saw previews for this movie and it seemed to ever-loving stupid to me. Still, I gave the book a chance and it was amazing. The idea is so fresh and new and unusual and strange. Why hasn't someone thought of this before now? The story is told as a bed time tale of a long time ago in a...

    While Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is a fun romp, both the narrative and the illustrations show rather vividly how food can become a rather massive problem when it is uncontrollable or uncontrolled. The story actually seems to combine two European folklore traditions, the legend o...

  • Crystal Marcos
    Mar 27, 2010

    In case you're wondering, I'm doing everything I can so I don't go back to the Crooked Kingdom. :D 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 gra...

    ?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 everythin...

    I saw previews for this movie and it seemed to ever-loving stupid to me. Still, I gave the book a chance and it was amazing. The idea is so fresh and new and unusual and strange. Why hasn't someone thought of this before now? The story is told as a bed time tale of a long time ago in a...

    While Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is a fun romp, both the narrative and the illustrations show rather vividly how food can become a rather massive problem when it is uncontrollable or uncontrolled. The story actually seems to combine two European folklore traditions, the legend o...

    OK, this was really my favorite book for most of my childhood. I would pretend to read it before I could actually read (I had simply memorized it from hearing it so many times) and I remember feeling sooo guilty about all the praise I got for being such a good reader at such an early a...

    Oh, I just loved this book. The irony. I think this book hadn?t appealed to me that much because of the meatballs. Even though I like premises that are silly. First, I assumed the story would be all about meatballs but it was actually about all sorts of foods, and the main story is a...

    I know I read this as a kid but for some reason it didn't leave me with a big "lasting impression" or any sort of feeling I could really latch onto when I thought about the book as an adult. So, I came to it fresh, in a way. And I was MAJOR impressed! The story is so much fun, so imagi...

    As one of my favorite books when I was a little girl~ I revisit this book every few years to see if it still holds up to what I remembered & loved. And It is still in my top 5 Favorite books of all time! The story is cute & endearing while being silly & playfully semi-ser...

    The movie adaptation is wonderful and so is this book. I loved the illustrations! 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 ...

    Mother nature cooks up a storm, literally, in this madcap story with plenty of silliness to go around. Ages 4-10 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 star...

    My daughter came home all excited about reading this book in school today. My son then chimed in and I soon had two children dancing around my kitchen telling me all about this book and laughing hysterically. I supposed I should read it myself before I recommend it, but my children def...

    I loved this book. The artwork is wonderful and the way the text is so dry and matter-of-fact is so funny. I can't wait to see the film. ...

    When a breakfast mishap ends with pancake all over Henry's face, Grandpa is inspired to tell the story of the small town of Chewandswallow (located "Across an ocean, over lots of huge bumpy mountains, across three hot deserts, and one smaller ocean"), where all of the residents' food n...

    Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs is one of my favorite books. I read it again tonight and realized it is now 32 years old. It could have been written yesterday. It has stood the test of time. I believe years from now I will still have the same thoughts. This book holds a special place...

  • Noninuna
    Oct 14, 2018

    In case you're wondering, I'm doing everything I can so I don't go back to the Crooked Kingdom. :D 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 gra...

    ?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 everythin...

    I saw previews for this movie and it seemed to ever-loving stupid to me. Still, I gave the book a chance and it was amazing. The idea is so fresh and new and unusual and strange. Why hasn't someone thought of this before now? The story is told as a bed time tale of a long time ago in a...

    While Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is a fun romp, both the narrative and the illustrations show rather vividly how food can become a rather massive problem when it is uncontrollable or uncontrolled. The story actually seems to combine two European folklore traditions, the legend o...

    OK, this was really my favorite book for most of my childhood. I would pretend to read it before I could actually read (I had simply memorized it from hearing it so many times) and I remember feeling sooo guilty about all the praise I got for being such a good reader at such an early a...

    Oh, I just loved this book. The irony. I think this book hadn?t appealed to me that much because of the meatballs. Even though I like premises that are silly. First, I assumed the story would be all about meatballs but it was actually about all sorts of foods, and the main story is a...

    I know I read this as a kid but for some reason it didn't leave me with a big "lasting impression" or any sort of feeling I could really latch onto when I thought about the book as an adult. So, I came to it fresh, in a way. And I was MAJOR impressed! The story is so much fun, so imagi...

    As one of my favorite books when I was a little girl~ I revisit this book every few years to see if it still holds up to what I remembered & loved. And It is still in my top 5 Favorite books of all time! The story is cute & endearing while being silly & playfully semi-ser...

    The movie adaptation is wonderful and so is this book. I loved the illustrations! 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 ...

    Mother nature cooks up a storm, literally, in this madcap story with plenty of silliness to go around. Ages 4-10 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 star...

    My daughter came home all excited about reading this book in school today. My son then chimed in and I soon had two children dancing around my kitchen telling me all about this book and laughing hysterically. I supposed I should read it myself before I recommend it, but my children def...

    I loved this book. The artwork is wonderful and the way the text is so dry and matter-of-fact is so funny. I can't wait to see the film. ...

    When a breakfast mishap ends with pancake all over Henry's face, Grandpa is inspired to tell the story of the small town of Chewandswallow (located "Across an ocean, over lots of huge bumpy mountains, across three hot deserts, and one smaller ocean"), where all of the residents' food n...

    Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs is one of my favorite books. I read it again tonight and realized it is now 32 years old. It could have been written yesterday. It has stood the test of time. I believe years from now I will still have the same thoughts. This book holds a special place...

    We read to our children often when they were little, 20 some years ago. We picked this one up by chance, and I have to say, from the moment we first opened the pages it has stuck with not just me, but them as well. What a fabulously creative book, one that opened little imagination...

    This is my favorite picture book. Even as a teenager, I'd hunt his book up from time to time to make sure I'd memorized all the lines correctly. This story reads exactly like all stories told by your grandfather are supposed to. The ones where, as a kid, you keep saying 'really!', t...

    Very cute story with a different story inside. I can see why the kids like it. It is yummy! ...

    This book always made me a bit queasy. ...

    You know you're in a wealthy society when kids read about the sky raining food. Aside from this obnoxious premise, a highly creative, surprising story. Kudos to Barrett for including composting. ...

    I read "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs" by Judi Barrett. The story is narrated by grandpa to his grandkids. He tells of a far off land called Chewandswallow. There all the weather is food. It snows mashed potatoes, rains soup, and accounts for the townspeople's three meals of the da...

    Back in January I wrote a review of the film version of Cloud with a Chance of Meatballs and I promised a longer review of the book by Judi Barrett. I apologize for the delay. I really don't know where the time as gone! The book has a framing story that begins with a mishap during b...

    A great story - tells not only a fascinating tall tale about the town of Chewandswallow, but also talks about the closeness of extended family. Who doesn't love a story about Grandpa's tall tales? Our oldest loves this tale and we've read it a couple of times. This story was select...

    Imagine if you lived in a town that only rained food and never rained rain! This story takes weather to a whole new level as readers giggle their way through the climate of one particular town. All is dandy until the townspeople starts to notice weird arrangements of foods storming in....

    My son (10 years old) was so excited when I brought this book home from the library to read and discuss with an online group. "That's the best picture book ever!" he exclaimed. "But it's nothing like the movie." And even though he's proud to be a tween and considers himself practically...

    A very imaginative story! If I wanted food to fall from the sky, what would it be? That would be a nice exercise for kids who read the book. The sequel, Pickles to Pittsburgh, wasn't nearly as good. This one, though, is a winner. ...

    Very creative. I don't know how I missed this one when I was a kid. My son was quite interested. ...

    3.5 ? 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 st...

  • Vicki
    Feb 23, 2016

    In case you're wondering, I'm doing everything I can so I don't go back to the Crooked Kingdom. :D 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 gra...

    ?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 everythin...

    I saw previews for this movie and it seemed to ever-loving stupid to me. Still, I gave the book a chance and it was amazing. The idea is so fresh and new and unusual and strange. Why hasn't someone thought of this before now? The story is told as a bed time tale of a long time ago in a...

    While Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is a fun romp, both the narrative and the illustrations show rather vividly how food can become a rather massive problem when it is uncontrollable or uncontrolled. The story actually seems to combine two European folklore traditions, the legend o...

    OK, this was really my favorite book for most of my childhood. I would pretend to read it before I could actually read (I had simply memorized it from hearing it so many times) and I remember feeling sooo guilty about all the praise I got for being such a good reader at such an early a...

    Oh, I just loved this book. The irony. I think this book hadn?t appealed to me that much because of the meatballs. Even though I like premises that are silly. First, I assumed the story would be all about meatballs but it was actually about all sorts of foods, and the main story is a...

    I know I read this as a kid but for some reason it didn't leave me with a big "lasting impression" or any sort of feeling I could really latch onto when I thought about the book as an adult. So, I came to it fresh, in a way. And I was MAJOR impressed! The story is so much fun, so imagi...

    As one of my favorite books when I was a little girl~ I revisit this book every few years to see if it still holds up to what I remembered & loved. And It is still in my top 5 Favorite books of all time! The story is cute & endearing while being silly & playfully semi-ser...

    The movie adaptation is wonderful and so is this book. I loved the illustrations! 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 ...

    Mother nature cooks up a storm, literally, in this madcap story with plenty of silliness to go around. Ages 4-10 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 star...

    My daughter came home all excited about reading this book in school today. My son then chimed in and I soon had two children dancing around my kitchen telling me all about this book and laughing hysterically. I supposed I should read it myself before I recommend it, but my children def...

    I loved this book. The artwork is wonderful and the way the text is so dry and matter-of-fact is so funny. I can't wait to see the film. ...

    When a breakfast mishap ends with pancake all over Henry's face, Grandpa is inspired to tell the story of the small town of Chewandswallow (located "Across an ocean, over lots of huge bumpy mountains, across three hot deserts, and one smaller ocean"), where all of the residents' food n...

    Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs is one of my favorite books. I read it again tonight and realized it is now 32 years old. It could have been written yesterday. It has stood the test of time. I believe years from now I will still have the same thoughts. This book holds a special place...

    We read to our children often when they were little, 20 some years ago. We picked this one up by chance, and I have to say, from the moment we first opened the pages it has stuck with not just me, but them as well. What a fabulously creative book, one that opened little imagination...

    This is my favorite picture book. Even as a teenager, I'd hunt his book up from time to time to make sure I'd memorized all the lines correctly. This story reads exactly like all stories told by your grandfather are supposed to. The ones where, as a kid, you keep saying 'really!', t...

    Very cute story with a different story inside. I can see why the kids like it. It is yummy! ...

  • Vaishali
    Jul 10, 2016

    In case you're wondering, I'm doing everything I can so I don't go back to the Crooked Kingdom. :D 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 gra...

    ?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 everythin...

    I saw previews for this movie and it seemed to ever-loving stupid to me. Still, I gave the book a chance and it was amazing. The idea is so fresh and new and unusual and strange. Why hasn't someone thought of this before now? The story is told as a bed time tale of a long time ago in a...

    While Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is a fun romp, both the narrative and the illustrations show rather vividly how food can become a rather massive problem when it is uncontrollable or uncontrolled. The story actually seems to combine two European folklore traditions, the legend o...

    OK, this was really my favorite book for most of my childhood. I would pretend to read it before I could actually read (I had simply memorized it from hearing it so many times) and I remember feeling sooo guilty about all the praise I got for being such a good reader at such an early a...

    Oh, I just loved this book. The irony. I think this book hadn?t appealed to me that much because of the meatballs. Even though I like premises that are silly. First, I assumed the story would be all about meatballs but it was actually about all sorts of foods, and the main story is a...

    I know I read this as a kid but for some reason it didn't leave me with a big "lasting impression" or any sort of feeling I could really latch onto when I thought about the book as an adult. So, I came to it fresh, in a way. And I was MAJOR impressed! The story is so much fun, so imagi...

    As one of my favorite books when I was a little girl~ I revisit this book every few years to see if it still holds up to what I remembered & loved. And It is still in my top 5 Favorite books of all time! The story is cute & endearing while being silly & playfully semi-ser...

    The movie adaptation is wonderful and so is this book. I loved the illustrations! 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 ...

    Mother nature cooks up a storm, literally, in this madcap story with plenty of silliness to go around. Ages 4-10 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 star...

    My daughter came home all excited about reading this book in school today. My son then chimed in and I soon had two children dancing around my kitchen telling me all about this book and laughing hysterically. I supposed I should read it myself before I recommend it, but my children def...

    I loved this book. The artwork is wonderful and the way the text is so dry and matter-of-fact is so funny. I can't wait to see the film. ...

    When a breakfast mishap ends with pancake all over Henry's face, Grandpa is inspired to tell the story of the small town of Chewandswallow (located "Across an ocean, over lots of huge bumpy mountains, across three hot deserts, and one smaller ocean"), where all of the residents' food n...

    Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs is one of my favorite books. I read it again tonight and realized it is now 32 years old. It could have been written yesterday. It has stood the test of time. I believe years from now I will still have the same thoughts. This book holds a special place...

    We read to our children often when they were little, 20 some years ago. We picked this one up by chance, and I have to say, from the moment we first opened the pages it has stuck with not just me, but them as well. What a fabulously creative book, one that opened little imagination...

    This is my favorite picture book. Even as a teenager, I'd hunt his book up from time to time to make sure I'd memorized all the lines correctly. This story reads exactly like all stories told by your grandfather are supposed to. The ones where, as a kid, you keep saying 'really!', t...

    Very cute story with a different story inside. I can see why the kids like it. It is yummy! ...

    This book always made me a bit queasy. ...

    You know you're in a wealthy society when kids read about the sky raining food. Aside from this obnoxious premise, a highly creative, surprising story. Kudos to Barrett for including composting. ...

  • Alex ☣ Deranged KittyCat ☣
    Nov 06, 2016

    In case you're wondering, I'm doing everything I can so I don't go back to the Crooked Kingdom. :D 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 gra...

  • Calista
    Jul 12, 2018

    In case you're wondering, I'm doing everything I can so I don't go back to the Crooked Kingdom. :D 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 gra...

    ?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 everythin...

    I saw previews for this movie and it seemed to ever-loving stupid to me. Still, I gave the book a chance and it was amazing. The idea is so fresh and new and unusual and strange. Why hasn't someone thought of this before now? The story is told as a bed time tale of a long time ago in a...

  • Carl Koch
    Mar 17, 2014

    In case you're wondering, I'm doing everything I can so I don't go back to the Crooked Kingdom. :D 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 gra...

    ?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 everythin...

    I saw previews for this movie and it seemed to ever-loving stupid to me. Still, I gave the book a chance and it was amazing. The idea is so fresh and new and unusual and strange. Why hasn't someone thought of this before now? The story is told as a bed time tale of a long time ago in a...

    While Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is a fun romp, both the narrative and the illustrations show rather vividly how food can become a rather massive problem when it is uncontrollable or uncontrolled. The story actually seems to combine two European folklore traditions, the legend o...

    OK, this was really my favorite book for most of my childhood. I would pretend to read it before I could actually read (I had simply memorized it from hearing it so many times) and I remember feeling sooo guilty about all the praise I got for being such a good reader at such an early a...

    Oh, I just loved this book. The irony. I think this book hadn?t appealed to me that much because of the meatballs. Even though I like premises that are silly. First, I assumed the story would be all about meatballs but it was actually about all sorts of foods, and the main story is a...

    I know I read this as a kid but for some reason it didn't leave me with a big "lasting impression" or any sort of feeling I could really latch onto when I thought about the book as an adult. So, I came to it fresh, in a way. And I was MAJOR impressed! The story is so much fun, so imagi...

    As one of my favorite books when I was a little girl~ I revisit this book every few years to see if it still holds up to what I remembered & loved. And It is still in my top 5 Favorite books of all time! The story is cute & endearing while being silly & playfully semi-ser...

    The movie adaptation is wonderful and so is this book. I loved the illustrations! 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 ...

    Mother nature cooks up a storm, literally, in this madcap story with plenty of silliness to go around. Ages 4-10 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 star...

    My daughter came home all excited about reading this book in school today. My son then chimed in and I soon had two children dancing around my kitchen telling me all about this book and laughing hysterically. I supposed I should read it myself before I recommend it, but my children def...

    I loved this book. The artwork is wonderful and the way the text is so dry and matter-of-fact is so funny. I can't wait to see the film. ...

    When a breakfast mishap ends with pancake all over Henry's face, Grandpa is inspired to tell the story of the small town of Chewandswallow (located "Across an ocean, over lots of huge bumpy mountains, across three hot deserts, and one smaller ocean"), where all of the residents' food n...

    Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs is one of my favorite books. I read it again tonight and realized it is now 32 years old. It could have been written yesterday. It has stood the test of time. I believe years from now I will still have the same thoughts. This book holds a special place...

    We read to our children often when they were little, 20 some years ago. We picked this one up by chance, and I have to say, from the moment we first opened the pages it has stuck with not just me, but them as well. What a fabulously creative book, one that opened little imagination...

    This is my favorite picture book. Even as a teenager, I'd hunt his book up from time to time to make sure I'd memorized all the lines correctly. This story reads exactly like all stories told by your grandfather are supposed to. The ones where, as a kid, you keep saying 'really!', t...

    Very cute story with a different story inside. I can see why the kids like it. It is yummy! ...

    This book always made me a bit queasy. ...

    You know you're in a wealthy society when kids read about the sky raining food. Aside from this obnoxious premise, a highly creative, surprising story. Kudos to Barrett for including composting. ...

    I read "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs" by Judi Barrett. The story is narrated by grandpa to his grandkids. He tells of a far off land called Chewandswallow. There all the weather is food. It snows mashed potatoes, rains soup, and accounts for the townspeople's three meals of the da...

  • Blake
    Apr 24, 2014

    In case you're wondering, I'm doing everything I can so I don't go back to the Crooked Kingdom. :D 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 gra...

    ?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 everythin...

    I saw previews for this movie and it seemed to ever-loving stupid to me. Still, I gave the book a chance and it was amazing. The idea is so fresh and new and unusual and strange. Why hasn't someone thought of this before now? The story is told as a bed time tale of a long time ago in a...

    While Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is a fun romp, both the narrative and the illustrations show rather vividly how food can become a rather massive problem when it is uncontrollable or uncontrolled. The story actually seems to combine two European folklore traditions, the legend o...

    OK, this was really my favorite book for most of my childhood. I would pretend to read it before I could actually read (I had simply memorized it from hearing it so many times) and I remember feeling sooo guilty about all the praise I got for being such a good reader at such an early a...

    Oh, I just loved this book. The irony. I think this book hadn?t appealed to me that much because of the meatballs. Even though I like premises that are silly. First, I assumed the story would be all about meatballs but it was actually about all sorts of foods, and the main story is a...

    I know I read this as a kid but for some reason it didn't leave me with a big "lasting impression" or any sort of feeling I could really latch onto when I thought about the book as an adult. So, I came to it fresh, in a way. And I was MAJOR impressed! The story is so much fun, so imagi...

    As one of my favorite books when I was a little girl~ I revisit this book every few years to see if it still holds up to what I remembered & loved. And It is still in my top 5 Favorite books of all time! The story is cute & endearing while being silly & playfully semi-ser...

    The movie adaptation is wonderful and so is this book. I loved the illustrations! 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 ...

    Mother nature cooks up a storm, literally, in this madcap story with plenty of silliness to go around. Ages 4-10 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 star...

    My daughter came home all excited about reading this book in school today. My son then chimed in and I soon had two children dancing around my kitchen telling me all about this book and laughing hysterically. I supposed I should read it myself before I recommend it, but my children def...

    I loved this book. The artwork is wonderful and the way the text is so dry and matter-of-fact is so funny. I can't wait to see the film. ...

    When a breakfast mishap ends with pancake all over Henry's face, Grandpa is inspired to tell the story of the small town of Chewandswallow (located "Across an ocean, over lots of huge bumpy mountains, across three hot deserts, and one smaller ocean"), where all of the residents' food n...

    Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs is one of my favorite books. I read it again tonight and realized it is now 32 years old. It could have been written yesterday. It has stood the test of time. I believe years from now I will still have the same thoughts. This book holds a special place...

    We read to our children often when they were little, 20 some years ago. We picked this one up by chance, and I have to say, from the moment we first opened the pages it has stuck with not just me, but them as well. What a fabulously creative book, one that opened little imagination...

    This is my favorite picture book. Even as a teenager, I'd hunt his book up from time to time to make sure I'd memorized all the lines correctly. This story reads exactly like all stories told by your grandfather are supposed to. The ones where, as a kid, you keep saying 'really!', t...

    Very cute story with a different story inside. I can see why the kids like it. It is yummy! ...

    This book always made me a bit queasy. ...

    You know you're in a wealthy society when kids read about the sky raining food. Aside from this obnoxious premise, a highly creative, surprising story. Kudos to Barrett for including composting. ...

    I read "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs" by Judi Barrett. The story is narrated by grandpa to his grandkids. He tells of a far off land called Chewandswallow. There all the weather is food. It snows mashed potatoes, rains soup, and accounts for the townspeople's three meals of the da...

    Back in January I wrote a review of the film version of Cloud with a Chance of Meatballs and I promised a longer review of the book by Judi Barrett. I apologize for the delay. I really don't know where the time as gone! The book has a framing story that begins with a mishap during b...

    A great story - tells not only a fascinating tall tale about the town of Chewandswallow, but also talks about the closeness of extended family. Who doesn't love a story about Grandpa's tall tales? Our oldest loves this tale and we've read it a couple of times. This story was select...

    Imagine if you lived in a town that only rained food and never rained rain! This story takes weather to a whole new level as readers giggle their way through the climate of one particular town. All is dandy until the townspeople starts to notice weird arrangements of foods storming in....

    My son (10 years old) was so excited when I brought this book home from the library to read and discuss with an online group. "That's the best picture book ever!" he exclaimed. "But it's nothing like the movie." And even though he's proud to be a tween and considers himself practically...

    A very imaginative story! If I wanted food to fall from the sky, what would it be? That would be a nice exercise for kids who read the book. The sequel, Pickles to Pittsburgh, wasn't nearly as good. This one, though, is a winner. ...

    Very creative. I don't know how I missed this one when I was a kid. My son was quite interested. ...

    3.5 ? 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 st...

    (Another book that I read and loved in childhood, yet never added to Goodreads. No idea when I read it, just that I've read it many times and all those times were a long time ago.) ...

    My three-year-old couldn't quite keep up with the narrative of this adorable and imaginative children's book, but it's definitely one of my personal favorites. I might just use it to teach literary analysis with my 9th grade students! ...

    ?Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs,? is a children's book written by Judi and Ron Barrett. The book started off with a family eating breakfast that morning. When grandpa flipped some pancakes onto the table where Henry and his sister sat, he accidentally landed one on Henry?s hea...

  • Theresa Marsala
    Nov 23, 2015

    In case you're wondering, I'm doing everything I can so I don't go back to the Crooked Kingdom. :D 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 gra...

    ?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 everythin...

    I saw previews for this movie and it seemed to ever-loving stupid to me. Still, I gave the book a chance and it was amazing. The idea is so fresh and new and unusual and strange. Why hasn't someone thought of this before now? The story is told as a bed time tale of a long time ago in a...

    While Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is a fun romp, both the narrative and the illustrations show rather vividly how food can become a rather massive problem when it is uncontrollable or uncontrolled. The story actually seems to combine two European folklore traditions, the legend o...

    OK, this was really my favorite book for most of my childhood. I would pretend to read it before I could actually read (I had simply memorized it from hearing it so many times) and I remember feeling sooo guilty about all the praise I got for being such a good reader at such an early a...

    Oh, I just loved this book. The irony. I think this book hadn?t appealed to me that much because of the meatballs. Even though I like premises that are silly. First, I assumed the story would be all about meatballs but it was actually about all sorts of foods, and the main story is a...

    I know I read this as a kid but for some reason it didn't leave me with a big "lasting impression" or any sort of feeling I could really latch onto when I thought about the book as an adult. So, I came to it fresh, in a way. And I was MAJOR impressed! The story is so much fun, so imagi...

    As one of my favorite books when I was a little girl~ I revisit this book every few years to see if it still holds up to what I remembered & loved. And It is still in my top 5 Favorite books of all time! The story is cute & endearing while being silly & playfully semi-ser...

  • Renuka
    Apr 09, 2018

    In case you're wondering, I'm doing everything I can so I don't go back to the Crooked Kingdom. :D 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 gra...

    ?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 everythin...

    I saw previews for this movie and it seemed to ever-loving stupid to me. Still, I gave the book a chance and it was amazing. The idea is so fresh and new and unusual and strange. Why hasn't someone thought of this before now? The story is told as a bed time tale of a long time ago in a...

    While Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is a fun romp, both the narrative and the illustrations show rather vividly how food can become a rather massive problem when it is uncontrollable or uncontrolled. The story actually seems to combine two European folklore traditions, the legend o...

    OK, this was really my favorite book for most of my childhood. I would pretend to read it before I could actually read (I had simply memorized it from hearing it so many times) and I remember feeling sooo guilty about all the praise I got for being such a good reader at such an early a...

    Oh, I just loved this book. The irony. I think this book hadn?t appealed to me that much because of the meatballs. Even though I like premises that are silly. First, I assumed the story would be all about meatballs but it was actually about all sorts of foods, and the main story is a...

    I know I read this as a kid but for some reason it didn't leave me with a big "lasting impression" or any sort of feeling I could really latch onto when I thought about the book as an adult. So, I came to it fresh, in a way. And I was MAJOR impressed! The story is so much fun, so imagi...

    As one of my favorite books when I was a little girl~ I revisit this book every few years to see if it still holds up to what I remembered & loved. And It is still in my top 5 Favorite books of all time! The story is cute & endearing while being silly & playfully semi-ser...

    The movie adaptation is wonderful and so is this book. I loved the illustrations! 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 ...

  • Brittney
    Oct 01, 2015

    In case you're wondering, I'm doing everything I can so I don't go back to the Crooked Kingdom. :D 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 gra...

    ?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 everythin...

    I saw previews for this movie and it seemed to ever-loving stupid to me. Still, I gave the book a chance and it was amazing. The idea is so fresh and new and unusual and strange. Why hasn't someone thought of this before now? The story is told as a bed time tale of a long time ago in a...

    While Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is a fun romp, both the narrative and the illustrations show rather vividly how food can become a rather massive problem when it is uncontrollable or uncontrolled. The story actually seems to combine two European folklore traditions, the legend o...

    OK, this was really my favorite book for most of my childhood. I would pretend to read it before I could actually read (I had simply memorized it from hearing it so many times) and I remember feeling sooo guilty about all the praise I got for being such a good reader at such an early a...

    Oh, I just loved this book. The irony. I think this book hadn?t appealed to me that much because of the meatballs. Even though I like premises that are silly. First, I assumed the story would be all about meatballs but it was actually about all sorts of foods, and the main story is a...

    I know I read this as a kid but for some reason it didn't leave me with a big "lasting impression" or any sort of feeling I could really latch onto when I thought about the book as an adult. So, I came to it fresh, in a way. And I was MAJOR impressed! The story is so much fun, so imagi...

    As one of my favorite books when I was a little girl~ I revisit this book every few years to see if it still holds up to what I remembered & loved. And It is still in my top 5 Favorite books of all time! The story is cute & endearing while being silly & playfully semi-ser...

    The movie adaptation is wonderful and so is this book. I loved the illustrations! 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 ...

    Mother nature cooks up a storm, literally, in this madcap story with plenty of silliness to go around. Ages 4-10 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 star...

    My daughter came home all excited about reading this book in school today. My son then chimed in and I soon had two children dancing around my kitchen telling me all about this book and laughing hysterically. I supposed I should read it myself before I recommend it, but my children def...

    I loved this book. The artwork is wonderful and the way the text is so dry and matter-of-fact is so funny. I can't wait to see the film. ...

    When a breakfast mishap ends with pancake all over Henry's face, Grandpa is inspired to tell the story of the small town of Chewandswallow (located "Across an ocean, over lots of huge bumpy mountains, across three hot deserts, and one smaller ocean"), where all of the residents' food n...

    Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs is one of my favorite books. I read it again tonight and realized it is now 32 years old. It could have been written yesterday. It has stood the test of time. I believe years from now I will still have the same thoughts. This book holds a special place...

    We read to our children often when they were little, 20 some years ago. We picked this one up by chance, and I have to say, from the moment we first opened the pages it has stuck with not just me, but them as well. What a fabulously creative book, one that opened little imagination...

    This is my favorite picture book. Even as a teenager, I'd hunt his book up from time to time to make sure I'd memorized all the lines correctly. This story reads exactly like all stories told by your grandfather are supposed to. The ones where, as a kid, you keep saying 'really!', t...

    Very cute story with a different story inside. I can see why the kids like it. It is yummy! ...

    This book always made me a bit queasy. ...

    You know you're in a wealthy society when kids read about the sky raining food. Aside from this obnoxious premise, a highly creative, surprising story. Kudos to Barrett for including composting. ...

    I read "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs" by Judi Barrett. The story is narrated by grandpa to his grandkids. He tells of a far off land called Chewandswallow. There all the weather is food. It snows mashed potatoes, rains soup, and accounts for the townspeople's three meals of the da...

    Back in January I wrote a review of the film version of Cloud with a Chance of Meatballs and I promised a longer review of the book by Judi Barrett. I apologize for the delay. I really don't know where the time as gone! The book has a framing story that begins with a mishap during b...

    A great story - tells not only a fascinating tall tale about the town of Chewandswallow, but also talks about the closeness of extended family. Who doesn't love a story about Grandpa's tall tales? Our oldest loves this tale and we've read it a couple of times. This story was select...

    Imagine if you lived in a town that only rained food and never rained rain! This story takes weather to a whole new level as readers giggle their way through the climate of one particular town. All is dandy until the townspeople starts to notice weird arrangements of foods storming in....

  • Heather Anderson
    Jul 03, 2018

    In case you're wondering, I'm doing everything I can so I don't go back to the Crooked Kingdom. :D 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 gra...

    ?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 everythin...

    I saw previews for this movie and it seemed to ever-loving stupid to me. Still, I gave the book a chance and it was amazing. The idea is so fresh and new and unusual and strange. Why hasn't someone thought of this before now? The story is told as a bed time tale of a long time ago in a...

    While Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is a fun romp, both the narrative and the illustrations show rather vividly how food can become a rather massive problem when it is uncontrollable or uncontrolled. The story actually seems to combine two European folklore traditions, the legend o...

    OK, this was really my favorite book for most of my childhood. I would pretend to read it before I could actually read (I had simply memorized it from hearing it so many times) and I remember feeling sooo guilty about all the praise I got for being such a good reader at such an early a...

    Oh, I just loved this book. The irony. I think this book hadn?t appealed to me that much because of the meatballs. Even though I like premises that are silly. First, I assumed the story would be all about meatballs but it was actually about all sorts of foods, and the main story is a...

    I know I read this as a kid but for some reason it didn't leave me with a big "lasting impression" or any sort of feeling I could really latch onto when I thought about the book as an adult. So, I came to it fresh, in a way. And I was MAJOR impressed! The story is so much fun, so imagi...

    As one of my favorite books when I was a little girl~ I revisit this book every few years to see if it still holds up to what I remembered & loved. And It is still in my top 5 Favorite books of all time! The story is cute & endearing while being silly & playfully semi-ser...

    The movie adaptation is wonderful and so is this book. I loved the illustrations! 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 ...

    Mother nature cooks up a storm, literally, in this madcap story with plenty of silliness to go around. Ages 4-10 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 star...

    My daughter came home all excited about reading this book in school today. My son then chimed in and I soon had two children dancing around my kitchen telling me all about this book and laughing hysterically. I supposed I should read it myself before I recommend it, but my children def...

    I loved this book. The artwork is wonderful and the way the text is so dry and matter-of-fact is so funny. I can't wait to see the film. ...

    When a breakfast mishap ends with pancake all over Henry's face, Grandpa is inspired to tell the story of the small town of Chewandswallow (located "Across an ocean, over lots of huge bumpy mountains, across three hot deserts, and one smaller ocean"), where all of the residents' food n...

    Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs is one of my favorite books. I read it again tonight and realized it is now 32 years old. It could have been written yesterday. It has stood the test of time. I believe years from now I will still have the same thoughts. This book holds a special place...

    We read to our children often when they were little, 20 some years ago. We picked this one up by chance, and I have to say, from the moment we first opened the pages it has stuck with not just me, but them as well. What a fabulously creative book, one that opened little imagination...

    This is my favorite picture book. Even as a teenager, I'd hunt his book up from time to time to make sure I'd memorized all the lines correctly. This story reads exactly like all stories told by your grandfather are supposed to. The ones where, as a kid, you keep saying 'really!', t...

    Very cute story with a different story inside. I can see why the kids like it. It is yummy! ...

    This book always made me a bit queasy. ...

    You know you're in a wealthy society when kids read about the sky raining food. Aside from this obnoxious premise, a highly creative, surprising story. Kudos to Barrett for including composting. ...

    I read "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs" by Judi Barrett. The story is narrated by grandpa to his grandkids. He tells of a far off land called Chewandswallow. There all the weather is food. It snows mashed potatoes, rains soup, and accounts for the townspeople's three meals of the da...

    Back in January I wrote a review of the film version of Cloud with a Chance of Meatballs and I promised a longer review of the book by Judi Barrett. I apologize for the delay. I really don't know where the time as gone! The book has a framing story that begins with a mishap during b...

    A great story - tells not only a fascinating tall tale about the town of Chewandswallow, but also talks about the closeness of extended family. Who doesn't love a story about Grandpa's tall tales? Our oldest loves this tale and we've read it a couple of times. This story was select...

    Imagine if you lived in a town that only rained food and never rained rain! This story takes weather to a whole new level as readers giggle their way through the climate of one particular town. All is dandy until the townspeople starts to notice weird arrangements of foods storming in....

    My son (10 years old) was so excited when I brought this book home from the library to read and discuss with an online group. "That's the best picture book ever!" he exclaimed. "But it's nothing like the movie." And even though he's proud to be a tween and considers himself practically...

    A very imaginative story! If I wanted food to fall from the sky, what would it be? That would be a nice exercise for kids who read the book. The sequel, Pickles to Pittsburgh, wasn't nearly as good. This one, though, is a winner. ...

    Very creative. I don't know how I missed this one when I was a kid. My son was quite interested. ...

    3.5 ? 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 st...

    (Another book that I read and loved in childhood, yet never added to Goodreads. No idea when I read it, just that I've read it many times and all those times were a long time ago.) ...

    My three-year-old couldn't quite keep up with the narrative of this adorable and imaginative children's book, but it's definitely one of my personal favorites. I might just use it to teach literary analysis with my 9th grade students! ...

  • Abigail
    Mar 02, 2019

    In case you're wondering, I'm doing everything I can so I don't go back to the Crooked Kingdom. :D 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 gra...

    ?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 everythin...

    I saw previews for this movie and it seemed to ever-loving stupid to me. Still, I gave the book a chance and it was amazing. The idea is so fresh and new and unusual and strange. Why hasn't someone thought of this before now? The story is told as a bed time tale of a long time ago in a...

    While Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is a fun romp, both the narrative and the illustrations show rather vividly how food can become a rather massive problem when it is uncontrollable or uncontrolled. The story actually seems to combine two European folklore traditions, the legend o...

    OK, this was really my favorite book for most of my childhood. I would pretend to read it before I could actually read (I had simply memorized it from hearing it so many times) and I remember feeling sooo guilty about all the praise I got for being such a good reader at such an early a...

    Oh, I just loved this book. The irony. I think this book hadn?t appealed to me that much because of the meatballs. Even though I like premises that are silly. First, I assumed the story would be all about meatballs but it was actually about all sorts of foods, and the main story is a...

    I know I read this as a kid but for some reason it didn't leave me with a big "lasting impression" or any sort of feeling I could really latch onto when I thought about the book as an adult. So, I came to it fresh, in a way. And I was MAJOR impressed! The story is so much fun, so imagi...

    As one of my favorite books when I was a little girl~ I revisit this book every few years to see if it still holds up to what I remembered & loved. And It is still in my top 5 Favorite books of all time! The story is cute & endearing while being silly & playfully semi-ser...

    The movie adaptation is wonderful and so is this book. I loved the illustrations! 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 ...

    Mother nature cooks up a storm, literally, in this madcap story with plenty of silliness to go around. Ages 4-10 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 star...

    My daughter came home all excited about reading this book in school today. My son then chimed in and I soon had two children dancing around my kitchen telling me all about this book and laughing hysterically. I supposed I should read it myself before I recommend it, but my children def...

    I loved this book. The artwork is wonderful and the way the text is so dry and matter-of-fact is so funny. I can't wait to see the film. ...

    When a breakfast mishap ends with pancake all over Henry's face, Grandpa is inspired to tell the story of the small town of Chewandswallow (located "Across an ocean, over lots of huge bumpy mountains, across three hot deserts, and one smaller ocean"), where all of the residents' food n...

  • zcb257
    Feb 02, 2012

    In case you're wondering, I'm doing everything I can so I don't go back to the Crooked Kingdom. :D 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 gra...

    ?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 everythin...

    I saw previews for this movie and it seemed to ever-loving stupid to me. Still, I gave the book a chance and it was amazing. The idea is so fresh and new and unusual and strange. Why hasn't someone thought of this before now? The story is told as a bed time tale of a long time ago in a...

    While Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is a fun romp, both the narrative and the illustrations show rather vividly how food can become a rather massive problem when it is uncontrollable or uncontrolled. The story actually seems to combine two European folklore traditions, the legend o...

    OK, this was really my favorite book for most of my childhood. I would pretend to read it before I could actually read (I had simply memorized it from hearing it so many times) and I remember feeling sooo guilty about all the praise I got for being such a good reader at such an early a...

    Oh, I just loved this book. The irony. I think this book hadn?t appealed to me that much because of the meatballs. Even though I like premises that are silly. First, I assumed the story would be all about meatballs but it was actually about all sorts of foods, and the main story is a...

    I know I read this as a kid but for some reason it didn't leave me with a big "lasting impression" or any sort of feeling I could really latch onto when I thought about the book as an adult. So, I came to it fresh, in a way. And I was MAJOR impressed! The story is so much fun, so imagi...

    As one of my favorite books when I was a little girl~ I revisit this book every few years to see if it still holds up to what I remembered & loved. And It is still in my top 5 Favorite books of all time! The story is cute & endearing while being silly & playfully semi-ser...

    The movie adaptation is wonderful and so is this book. I loved the illustrations! 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 ...

    Mother nature cooks up a storm, literally, in this madcap story with plenty of silliness to go around. Ages 4-10 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 star...

    My daughter came home all excited about reading this book in school today. My son then chimed in and I soon had two children dancing around my kitchen telling me all about this book and laughing hysterically. I supposed I should read it myself before I recommend it, but my children def...

    I loved this book. The artwork is wonderful and the way the text is so dry and matter-of-fact is so funny. I can't wait to see the film. ...

    When a breakfast mishap ends with pancake all over Henry's face, Grandpa is inspired to tell the story of the small town of Chewandswallow (located "Across an ocean, over lots of huge bumpy mountains, across three hot deserts, and one smaller ocean"), where all of the residents' food n...

    Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs is one of my favorite books. I read it again tonight and realized it is now 32 years old. It could have been written yesterday. It has stood the test of time. I believe years from now I will still have the same thoughts. This book holds a special place...

    We read to our children often when they were little, 20 some years ago. We picked this one up by chance, and I have to say, from the moment we first opened the pages it has stuck with not just me, but them as well. What a fabulously creative book, one that opened little imagination...