Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (Hardcover)

By Judi Barrett, Ron Barrett (Illustrator)

Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 9780689306471, 32pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 1978

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (4/1/1982)
Board book (8/30/2011)
Paperback (6/5/2012)
Prebound (4/1/1982)
Prebound (4/1/1982)
Audio Cassette (12/1/1985)
Hardcover, Chinese (1/1/2014)
Library Binding, Large Print, Large Print (10/1/1985)
Compact Disc (10/30/1985)
Analog Audio Cassette (10/1/1985)

List Price: 17.99*
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The tiny town of Chewandswallow was very much like any other tiny town except for its weather which came three times a day, at breakfast lunch and dinner.
But it never rained rain and it never snowed snow and it never blew just wind. It rained things like soup and juice. It snowed things like mashed potatoes. And sometimes the wind blew in storms of hamburgers.
Life for the townspeople was delicious until the weather took a turn for the worse. The food got larger and larger and so did the portions. Chewandswallow was plagued by damaging floods and storms of huge food. the town was a mess and the people feared for their lives.
Something had to be done, and in a hurry.

About the Author

Judi Barrett is the author of many beloved books for children, including the bestselling Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, Pickles to Pittsburgh, Animals Should Definitely Not Wear ClothingLots More Animals Should Definitely Not Wear ClothingSanta from Cincinnati, and An Excessive Alphabet. She teaches art to kindergarten students at a school in her Brooklyn neighborhood.

Ron Barrett is the internationally bestselling illustrator of many books for children, including Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, Pickles to Pittsburgh, Superhero Joe, Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing, Lots More Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing, and An Excessive Alphabet. His illustrations have been honored by the Society of Illustrators and have been exhibited at The Louvre in Paris. He lives in New York City.