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Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs | Judi Barrett
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The beloved, bestselling tale of edible weather is brought to life in this interactive book and CD package. The tiny town of Chewandswallow was very much like any other tiny town, except for its weather, which came three times a dayat breakfast, lunch, and dinner! Life for the townspeople was delicious, until the miraculous food weather took a turn for the worse. The food got larger and larger, and so did the portions. The flood of huge food caused chaos, and the people feared for their lives. Something had to be donebefore it was too late! An imaginative story of amazing food weather whose premise was also the basis of the Sony Pictures 2009 hit movie, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs has sold more than 1.9 million copies and is a favorite of grown-ups and children everywhere. This package includes a paperback book along with a CD of the beloved bestseller being read aloud.
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Cinfhen
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#WeeklyForecast Week 8
📚I‘m still reading MiddleSex for my #SexyBuddyRead it‘s quirky & #LoL at times but I‘m not sure this book would fly well with newer readers ( it seems off trend)
🎧still enjoying Beauty Queens / over the top ridiculousness & a nice palette cleanser for this time of year💄💪🏼👙
🐻putting aside Olivia because library hold of GIRL came in last night
Hoping to knock out 2 more #ARCs & start Attenberg 🎧

vivastory I'll definitely be checking out the Attenberg next month! 1mo
Megabooks I started the Attenberg on audio today, and I‘m loving Therese‘s narration! I‘m only 5 short chapters in, but the story has a good hook. 👍🏻👍🏻 1mo
Hooked_on_books I‘ll be interested to hear what you think of the Calhoun. I just read the description and really related to it. 1mo
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Cinfhen I requested the Calhoun after seeing a post from @DGRachel / it does sound interesting @Hooked_on_books 1mo
Cinfhen Oh good @Megabooks I‘m looking forward to the Attenberg @vivastory ALL GROWN UP would have made my top 20 of the decades list 1mo
squirrelbrain I‘ve just started the Reid, and also have the Attenburg as an ARC.... 1mo
Cinfhen I‘ll be watching for your thoughts @squirrelbrain 🤓 1mo
Centique There‘s a few articles out there from the intersex community about their issues with Middlesex - so yes I definitely think it is problematic. I do still love it though! Will be an interesting book club discussion I think 🙂🙃 1mo
TrishB Not a clue yet! About to look at the piles 😁 1mo
klarusu I have Middlesex on the shelves - I read it when it was first released and I‘ve tempted to read it again to see how it stands up now with the evolution of society‘s dialogue around gender identity. 1mo
Cinfhen Oh, interesting @Centique after I finish the book, I‘m going to look for those articles!!! Thanks for letting me know 😘Interesting information @klarusu @sisilia @emilyhaldi from @Centique look under her spoiler tag 1mo
sisilia Oh cool! Thanks @Centique 1mo
klarusu Thanks @Cinfhen - taking a look now. 1mo
DGRachel @Cinfhen @Hooked_on_books The Calhoun is really good so far. Very readable and emotional. I feel seen, and that‘s huge. I think it has a very specific, narrow audience (Gen X women), but I‘m curious to see if she expands her thoughts at all to relate to more people. 1mo
CafeMom I love Edna O'Brien. Haven't read Girl. Look forward to your review. 1mo
Cinfhen So far it‘s VERY DARK @CafeMom but the writing is fantastic. Very haunting/ leaves me feeling anxious & unsettled 1mo
Suet624 I listened to “why we can‘t sleep” and I can‘t remember any of it. I‘m just not great with audiobooks. 1mo
Cinfhen I bailed on that book this week @Suet624 it was not speaking to me 😫🙄 1mo
Suet624 Oh good. I fast forwarded to the end and got the recommendations but those were all things I had tried. So 🤦🏻‍♀️ 1mo
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keetoncarter

“... and landed right on Henry.“

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keetoncarter

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is a fun and silly book. I do not find a hidden lesson that needs to be told to the kids, but more of a book you can read whenever just for some entertainment.

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Pickpick

This picture book is another classic. however, the illustrations in this one are what help separate it. The illustrator uses lines to build a beautiful world.

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Jgolub13
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Pickpick

This MF book is a classic, and one of my favorites growing up. It was written by Judi Barrett and illustrated by Ron Barrett. Chewandswallow is a special town with special weather. The residents never have to buy food, because three times a day food falls from the sky for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Until the weather takes a turn, and gets extreme. How will the residents of Chewandswallow react? #ucflae3414f19

Jgolub13 This classic book recieved many awards including the 1980 Colorado Children's Book Award, 1984 Georgia Children's Book Award, and the 1990 Delaware Diamonds Award. 2mo
Jgolub13 This book has fantastic illustrations that help capture the imagination of its readers. My ESOl strategy is #30 Encourage the use of diagrams and drawings as aids to identify concepts and seeing relationships. Also, my UDL principle is Use multiple media for communication (5.1). 2mo
Jgolub13 This lesson plan takes a classic MF book, and creates a science lesson. This lesson helps children understand how living things rely on their environment like the residents of Chewandswallow rely on the weather for food. https://teachers.net/lessons/posts/1467.html 2mo
Jgolub13 This book would be a great RA, but an even better RT! 2mo
DrSpalding This is a classic book and obviously a multiaward winner. Read aloud for sure and if you can create or find a readers theater to assist in fluency… That would work well! 2mo
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Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs is a F picture book written by Judi Barrett and illustrated by Ron Barrett about a small town named Chewandswallow where it rains food. As great as food falling from the sky sounded initially, it caused problems that the people of Chewandswallow now have to face. An activity that I would like to do with my students after doing a RA would be for them to make newspaper articles from the Chewandswallow newspaper.

Mwinship I got this idea from https://www.teachingideas.co.uk/library/books/cloudy-with-a-chance-of-meatballs The EL strategy 50 about using a variety of comprehension activities and UDL guideline 5.1 and 2.3 about illustrating and using multiple media for communication align with this book and assignment. #UCFLAE3414F19 2mo
DrSpalding This book is a classic and is meant to be read aloud. Your summary is concise yet also thorough. (edited) 2mo
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Cd053917

“Henry and I were betting on how many pancakes we each could eat.”

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Cd053917

I will definitely be reading this to my classroom! This book provides the children with endless creativity and I think that they will enjoy this completely! Food falling from the sky is sure to make them laugh!

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Pickpick

“Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs” was written by Judi Barrett in 1978. This book was one that I started reading when I was in elementary school. The illustrations are amazing with the different types of food falling from the sky! I also really like the colors that are incorporated into this story! I thoroughly enjoyed this book!

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This was one of my favorite books as a kid and is just as delightful as an adult. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ @LibrarianRyan #bbrc #a2z

LibrarianRyan 👍 😁 7mo
UnidragonFrag This is one of my favorite kid movies. So cute! 7mo
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Clwojick
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Wow! I was shocked to see how low the ratings for this book was on Litsy. I found the classic illustrations to be delightful, and the story was creative and fun! #BBRC #A2Z #picturebooks @LibrarianRyan ♥️

The screenshot from Libby kept saving all blurry, so I boreowed a picture from Pinterest! 📷 (and now this makes me want to match my meals with my books... I actually had meatballs for dinner! 😅)

LibrarianRyan I think a lot of people read the book, who have seen the movie and if so the book can seem simple in comparrison 7mo
Suet624 I‘ve read that book to kids for years. Have always loved it 7mo
TheBookStacker I want to eat that 7mo
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Clwojick @TheBookStacker Me too! 😂😂😂 7mo
Kaila-ann This was one of my faves as a child. Couldn‘t deal with the movie tho. 7mo
SharonAlger Yummy picture! 7mo
rretzler I agree with @LibrarianRyan I read the book first and enjoyed it and just shook my head and the movie and sequel. I suppose they may have been okay if I hadn‘t read the book, but I‘m a purist and it bothers me if the movie doesn‘t follow the book. In this case, the two aren‘t really even in the same universe 🤣 7mo
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This book is a Fantasy. This book is based on a grandfather telling his grandkids a story about how the people in the town never have to go hungry because food rains from the sky. Although, it seems like a joy it begins to get very messy and destructive. This would be a great storytelling.
Awards: Colorado Children's Book Award
EL: Visuals, audio available
UDL: 1.2, 1.3
http://lessonplanspage.com/cloudy-with-a-chance-of-meatballs/
#UCFSU19

raqueldonna I have never read this book but I absolutely love the movie. You could do a reading of this & then allow students to watch the movie. They could discuss similarities & differences and decide which they liked best & why. 7mo
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Aims42
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Going to a baby shower tomorrow and these are my books “in lieu of a card”. Some of my favorites from my childhood 😊🍝☔️ (parents want to be surprised and aren‘t finding out the gender of the baby. Made book shopping a bit more difficult, but can‘t wait to meet the little lady or lad in a couple weeks 👶🏻)

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kateschaeffer
Mehso-so

before the rep roaring movie of the same name, there was a book about it. the weather predicted rain anything from fried eggs to hot dogs.

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marypeyton

“SPAGHETTI TIES UP TOWN!”

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I have always loved this story as a kid!

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marypeyton
Pickpick

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs is a story written by Judi Barrett and drawn by Ron Barrett. This is a story with a great deal of imagination. The weather is food which immediately would make kids interested.

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LokiDokey
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Day 11 #SpringIntoReading
For today's prompt #Clouds I chose Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
My husband and daughter both love the books and movies. They have a special bond when it comes to kids movies and always watch them together. Then sing the songs, say quotes and act out scenes while I have no idea what they are talking about 😂
@vkois88 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 9mo
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JenniferEgnor
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Every time we go to O‘Charleys‘s, my favorite childhood book comes to mind because of the pictures on the wall.

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erin.yarbrough
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This delicious F book is about a small town where food comes from the sky, not from a store. I remember seeing the movie as a kid, but I completely forgot it was a book! This would make a hilarious addition to a nutrition unit as a RA, IR, RT, PR, or even a difficult S. #UCFLAE3414SP18

erin.yarbrough http://www.atozteacherstuff.com/Themes/Cloudy_With_A_Chance_of_Meatballs/index.s... Here is an entire list of lesson plans to choose from whether you want to use this book in a weather unit, a nutrition unit, or an environmental unit. By using this book for more than one unit/context, you vary the demands of the students by having them think about one book in multiple different ways (8.2, 7.1). 2y
erin.yarbrough For ELL learners, the overlap and reinforce key ideas repeatedly as well as link new ideas about the book to prior knowledge of the story (#4 and #15). 2y
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Linsayesp
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This book really does fit into modern fantasy. I mean kids now really think that some day it may actually rain meatballs. It‘s hilarious. The book is a good read and the children love the what if behind it. #UCFWaltersLit #ModernFantasy https://www.teachervision.com/summarizing-cloudy-chance-meatballs

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Jaquessial
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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is an American children's book written by Judi Barrett and illustrated by Ron Barrett. This book is a fantasy and did not win any awards but, the author has wrote many other books as well that deals with food coming to life and taking over the world. This book will make you very hungry while you read and is funny as well. #ucflae3414F17

Jaquessial UDL strategy I would use in my class 2.3. With this book you are able to teach on some mathematics and symbolism of science as well. Compare and contrast the weather in the book to the weather outside in the real world. 2y
Jaquessial Esol strategy best for teaching with this book would be #46, use discovery learning activities( hands-on-activities). Because this has a lot of science and math within the book you could have students create projects like a cloud with different types of food coming out of it and many other fun things. 2y
Jaquessial This link will take you to different lesson plans for whichever grade level you will be teaching. http://www.atozteacherstuff.com/Themes/Cloudy_With_A_Chance_of_Meatballs/ 2y
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Jaquessial It is an all time favorite book of mines that I would use for LC, IR and SR in my class. 2y
JaymeeKendall Such a cute story! Although it didn‘t win any awards, it‘s still a great read for students! 2y
MakennaK Such a fun and entreating book! I would read this book to kids then show the movie and ask them about the similarities and differences 2y
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Day 4 #90sInJuly Happy 4th of July ???? Tomorrow I board a ✈️ heading for Florida...I'm praying for #NoRain but the weather forecast isn't looking too good ???I'd be happy with "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs" BTW: My son used to love this silly story #throwback

BeththeBookDragon I loved this book as s kid, and have forced it on my kids 😊 3y
Reviewsbylola Have fun!! ☀️🤞🏻 3y
TrishB It rains in Florida?? Wow..... 3y
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Debiw781 Which part of Florida? Here in Central Florida it usually rains daily in the summer but only for a short period of time. 3y
Cinfhen I'm heading to Miami Beach @Debiw781 fingers crossed 🤞🏼 @Reviewsbylola I know @TrishB WTF?! 3y
Debiw781 @Cinfhen @TrishB we laugh about the Sunshine State nickname. 😂😂 3y
minkyb Safe travels. I remember the book as well. Probably still have it in a box somewhere. 3y
monkeygirlsmama I have fond memories of reading this one to my girls when they were a little younger. The movies that came out a few years back are super cute too. Oooh, have a happy holiday! 3y
TrishB @Debiw781 @Cinfhen there's one of my stereotypes busted!! 3y
Cinfhen Thanks @minkyb @monkeygirlsmama hoping for sun, books & relaxation 💛 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Have fun!!!! ❤️ 3y
DGRachel I loved this book when I was little! (edited) 3y
DGRachel @TrishB 😂😂 I went to college in Orlando and could set my watch by the afternoon thunderstorms in the summer and autumn months. @Debiw781 Are they still that predictable? 3y
Debiw781 @DGRachel For the most part, yes 😂 @TrishB Don't worry, we still have TONS of sun! 3y
TrishB @DGRachel @Debweb we just have the rain 😂 3y
Cinfhen Thanks so much @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I'm really hoping for #NoRain that would be a total bummer 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Cinfhen we were there the week of tropical storm Cindy... we had 2 days of sun 😳😳 I'm thinking king positive for you though!!! 🌞 #norain 🤞 3y
Cinfhen Thanks so much @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks sorry Cindy messed up your vacation 😡I've packed 6 books for 7 days, just in case! 3y
kspenmoll My husband is from Tampa. When we visited in summer, usually had thunderstorm in late afternoon that came & went quickly. Hope that's all you are getting! 3y
Cinfhen I think that's going to be our weather pattern too @kspenmoll which would be perfect 👌🏼 3y
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elkeo_TheBookDragon
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A chance? Oh, I think the BS is around us every day.
#WTForecast

Books_Wine_Repeat Truth! 🙌 3y
KVanRead 😂 Especially these days. 3y
mjdowens 😂👍😂👍 3y
Kalalalatja Preach! 🙌 3y
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Seekingtardis
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This app today 😂😂😂😂 #whattheforcast #wtf

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Librarianaut
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I love this fun children's book- it definite invites the reader to let their imagination run wild! #aprilbookshowers #weather

CherylDeFranceschi Such a good choice! 3y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag I don't think I've read this one! 3y
UnidragonFrag I need to read this as it's one of my favorite kid movies! 3y
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AmyS
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#augustphotochallenge As a birthday present to myself last week, I treated myself to a trip to a bookstore. That's the stack on the left. I had extra time to kill and decided to check out the library's used bookstore to get some books for my classroom. Picked up "a few" things for myself, too. That's the stack on the right. ? #damnitlitsy #bookstacks

DebinHawaii Nice! 👍😀📚 3y
Dragon The Night Circus is awesome 3y
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AmyS @Dragon I've heard great things but I probably wouldn't have gotten it without seeing so many rave reviews of it on Litsy. (I am terrified of clowns and therefore not a fan of the circus.) 3y
Dragon Clowns are problematic and I blame the horror movie Poltergeist. The Night Circus is worth trying 3y
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