Review: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

Title: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
Author: Judi Barrett / Drawn by: Ron Barrett
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Genre: Fiction / Fantasy
Ages 9 – 11
Print Length: 32 pages
ISBN-10: 0689707495
ISBN-13: 978-0689707490
Paperback: $6.99
Kindle: $5.99
Source: Calvary Temple Early Childhood Learning Ctr
Reviewer: D.S. White


Judi Barrett is the author of many well-loved books for children, including Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, Pickles to Pittsburgh, Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing, and Things That Are Most in the World. She teaches art to kindergarten students at a school in her Brooklyn, New York, neighborhood. And she usually doesn’t mind going to the dentist!

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? (The book behind the Major Motion picture)

I loved this book! Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs will take you and your child on a ride of the best kind of tall-tale bedtime story. The story line is original; the pictures are expressive and bring the story to life very nicely which helps to suck you into a nice mind bending, what if this is the way things really were moment. As a pancake lover myself…I thought about it long and hard for a few minutes before I came back to reality, but what a delicious ride it was!


The recommended age group on the back cover of the book is 9-11, however, I discovered this book via the 5 and 6 year olds in the Kindergarten class at my Learning Center. They choose it at free play and as we read it together, we all enjoyed it immensely. So if you enjoy originality told with great flair and awesome imagery, get a copy for you and your child today!

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