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Texts and Tunes: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

In continuing with the Children's Book Week theme, our next book is a wonderful story for an older audience. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs ($7) is a book that most grade school children will enjoy. The humorous tale keeps kids laughing throughout the book. Instead of rain or hail falling from the sky, the clouds disperse stinky gorgonzola, scrambled eggs with a side of toast, and meatballs.

Published back in 1978, there is a nostalgic feel about it evidenced in the illustrations. Children who can't yet read will most certainly enjoy the pictures of syrup covering a hill. And while the book is entertaining, it is also a great learning tool. Many teachers include this book in their curriculum to teach about predictions and weather patterns. Who knew science could be so fun?

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Lili_c Lili_c 8 years
Omg! I loved this!!! I got it as a present when I was like 9... :)
Valynn Valynn 8 years
I just picked this book up at the library last saturday for my son. He loves the part with the pancake so big, it shuts school down! Now I gotta find the sequel, Pickles to Pittsburgh!
Linda-McP Linda-McP 8 years
Loved reading this book to my daughter when she was young. Thanks for the memories!
shelnew19 shelnew19 8 years
I can't believe I remember this book! Thank you, I am going to buy this for my son!
Megatron Megatron 8 years
My brother and I read this book until it fell apart :).
rocketgirl rocketgirl 8 years
I loved this book growing up! I keep meaning to buy it for old time's sake.
sashak sashak 8 years
I love it too! It is definately one of my favorites!
blackjade blackjade 8 years
I love this book! I remember reading it to my little sister (we're 6 years apart). Sure it was her bed time story but I loved it just as much :)
aembry396 aembry396 8 years
This is one of my favorite children's books...my husband I have have given it to so many of our nephews, nieces, and cousins...and everyone loves it!
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