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Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

Written by Judi Barrett
Illustrated by Ron Barrett
Fiction

Inspired by an airborne pancake, a grandfather tells his grandchildren the story of a tiny town where food comes not from grocery stores, but the sky. All is well in the town of Chewandswallow, where meals rain down three times daily, until the weather begins to take a turn for the worse.

I have loved this book since I was a kid, both for the slightly absurd (but very funny) story, and the beautiful and detailed illustrations, which are full of humorous visual details for those who might not be reading on their own yet, but like to follow along by looking at the pictures.

Recommended by Catherine

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