Saturday, December 22, 2012

Cloudy with a chance of meatballs/ Judi Barrett

CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS written by Judi Barrett and illustrated by Ron Barrett.  Who knew that flipping pancakes on a Saturday morning could inspire Grandpa to tell  his grandchildren such bedtime story!  The wild tale was about the town of Chewandswallow where there are no grocery stores because the weather comes three times a day, at breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and is always food and beverages. The rain is juice and soup, the snow is mashed potatoes, and the wind brings hamburgers and such.  But this phenomenon is not all peaches and cream!  The weather takes a turn for the worse, and brings disgusting things, like pea soup fog, and one one occasion nothing but stinky Gorgonzola cheese all day long. Finally, it becomes catastrophic as the portion sizes grow to massive sizes, and the entire island is crushed with a severe storm of food. The people of Chewandswallow escape on rafts made of huge slices of stale bread to a world where the sky doesn't bring food, grocery stores are handy and no-one ever got hit by a hamburger again.
After a good night kiss and a good night's sleep and the grandchildren awoke to see snow falling outside.  But, somehow they had a different perspective on the weather.....
Myra and I enjoyed.
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Bonnie R

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