Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Written by Judy Barrett
Illustrated by Ron Barrett

Reviewed by Rose L. (age 9)

This is a book about grandpa telling a story to his grandchildren at night. It was about a town called Chewandswallow. This town had food raining down for breakfast, lunch and for dinner. Another weird thing about Chewandswallow was that there were no food stores there. All the people ate what they caught. The townspeople liked the food but one day a problem occurred. The sky began to rain bad food. Some of these bad foods were bread honey and soda sandwich, moldy bread, rye bread and plain gargonzola cheese. Then came the major bad cause. A gigantic pancake came from the sky and?.If you would like to know the ending to this funny story told by grandpa you must go get this book and read the rest of the story.

I thought that the book was funny because the illustrations show the food and the people catching the food. My favorite part was when Henry had a pancake that landed on his head. The girl in the book reminded me of one of my closest friends named Lizbeth. The girl was my favorite character because she told the rest of the story. This was how Lizbeth was, always-telling unusual things and the way that she thinks. I felt anxious when I read the book.

My friend Natasha along with other kids would like this book because the characters are interesting and funny to read.

Rose L. is a member in University Settlement's League for Child Care (2001-2002)