Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

Bibliographical Information: Barrett, J. (1988). Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs. New York: Atheneum.

Brief Annotation: This book brings forth a chaotic story about various foods falling from the sky.  It also brings forth the imaginations of all readers in wondering what will happen next in the town of Chewandswallow

Genre: Visualization

Grade Level: Pre-K-3

Readers who will like this: This book is a crazy and imaginative book that any student would love to read.  I even loved it because I thought it would be awesome to have random foods falling from the sky throughout the day.  First off, I’d be saving money on grocery shopping but also would have new surprises every day!

Rating/Response: 5  I loved reading this book because it is funny and very bizarre.  This phenomenon is something we never expect to happen but is something that we can imagine and have huge discussions about.

One question you would ask before a read aloud: If you could have anything fall from the sky what would it be? Why?

Reading Strategy: Visualization

Rationale for Strategy: I chose this book because I have only seen the movie with this title and I knew they were different from each other.  I loved paging through the pictures and reading about everything that happens.  I think it helps lead a great discussion for students to use their imaginations and creativity in what they would want falling from the sky and why.

Posted by: Brittany Billiet


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