9.27.2009

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

I was unaware that they had made one of my kiddos' favorite books into a movie until this week. And while I am sure that the movie is a lot of fun, I am just not sure I am ready to let go of all of the magic that comes from only having read Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs. The tall-tale bedtime story is so full of creativity and imagination that my kids can't help but use it as a starting point for their own spin-offs, silly scenarios, and giggles. It is one of those books that you never just read through, but find yourself frequently stopping to soak up the writing and illustrations as you discuss and act out your reactions to what you see on each page. I'm attached to the mood we get into when we find ourselves in the town of Chewandswallow, and for now I'm going to keep that the way it is.

If you like creative and crazy food stories, The Giant Jam Sandwich is another book we enjoy.

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5 comments:

Megan said...
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Megan said...

I just saw this advertised, too, and just the other week had been reminiscing over my favorite childrens' books. That, along with Where the Wild Things Are being put out into a movie, had me thinking that I'll be loathe to let my son see them... I remember what imagination books inspired for me!

Letti said...

I have heard that this is a very cute movie. I am sure I will have to take my kids.

I love when they make books into movies.

Lorie said...

It is a cute movie. And the reason I like it is because it has NOTHING to do with the book! Except for the title and the fact that food falls out of the sky, it is a completely different story. And that is good because they never could have done the story justice!

And I think kids that may have never read the book will now be introduced the the magic that is Cloudy!

Jenny said...

I love that book. My children haven't read it yet, but I can't wait. I do love the spirit of imagination that comes with books, especially ones like that.