aired Jan 30, 2019
First published in 1978, Judi Barrett's Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs has become a classic that's inspired 2 movies and a Netflix series.
The story is imaginative and fun. But really sets it apart are the wonderful illustrations done by Ron Barrett. They bring the story to life and are fun to search for different details every time you read.
The story is very simple, with no major characters to follow. The book actually frames the story as a bedtime story being told by a grandfather to his grandkids. He tells the story of a place where instead of regular weather it rains food 3 times a day. But the food starts coming down giant one day! What will the people do?
The movie expands on this story, taking out the bedtime story aspect and making the town a real