Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs - Judi Barrett, Ron Barrett

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs may seem like a silly text to discuss weather, but reviewing the different types of weather would be beneficial. This story by Jodi Barnett, includes vivid words that paint a picture in the readers mind and incredible illustrations. The story is essentially a grand father telling his grandchildren a fictional bedtime story about a town named Chewandswallow. Chewandswallow is quite the town because instead of rain, snow, or ice, food pours from the sky instead. The town does not have super markets where the residents can buy groceries, instead they rely on their meals to come from the sky. After a storm brews in the city, the residents must find a way out of the city and find a new place to call home. With this book, you could also use it as an example of how to over come challenges and think outside the box. This text is most appropriate for second and third grade readers. On the Lexile Leveling system this book is a 730L.