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Grandpa's Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs Cookbook [Kindle Edition]

Judi Barrett , Ron Barrett
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Square meatballs. Sunrise mashed potatoes. Lemon blizzard parfaits. It’s dinnertime, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs style, and you get to be the chef!

The tiny town of Chewandswallow is known for its edible weather: soup rain, mashed potato snow, and hamburger windstorms. And now people everywhere can also enjoy the delectable dishes featured in the bestselling Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. Grandpa has been hard at work editing and compiling his favorite recipes, and he’s ready to share.

However, this is Grandpa we’re talking about, so don’t expect a dry, straightforward collection. No, in addition to his thorough directions on how to make everything from Strawberry Tallcake to—oh yes, yes, yes—Meatballs, this spiral-bound book is filled with clever asides and scrumptious illustrations.

From the Foggy Pea Soup to the Hamburgers Heading Toward Earth, these legendary recipes are delicious and easy to follow—so you can re-create culinary scenes from a cherished classic (no umbrellas necessary).


Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

K-Gr 3– Having fun is the order of the day in these recipes inspired by the classic picture book; there are no pretentious foodies here. The book begins with a letter from Grandpa to Henry and Kate, explaining that he put together this collection from Chewandswallow. Following the introduction, a list of rules and tools includes reminders that pots and stoves get hot, to wash hands, to review all directions carefully before cooking.The table of contents is nontraditional yet kid-friendly with cartoon images of the dishes, arranged from breakfast through dessert. The excellent illustrations are bright and entertaining with tons of child appeal. Photo of the finished products are included. The recipes are basic with clear instructions–toast, English-muffin pizzas–but they have clever names and they're presented creatively. Most kids are not likely to eat steamed broccoli dressed in only lemon juice and olive oil just because it's called Broccoli Tree Salad, but the rest of the vegetable section has perennial kid-friendly dishes: French Un-Fries and Snowy Mashed Potatoes with Sunrise, for example. There are some recipes that do not require cooking, such as Cheese-and-Tomato Superhero, but the majority do require the stove. Overall, this is an amusing, approachable introduction to cooking.–Laura Lutz, Pratt Institute, New York Cityα(c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

From Booklist

Duh. (Smacks head.) If ever there was a classic children’s book begging for a cookbook companion, it’s Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (1978). And with fun recipes for Cloudy’s infamous falling foods, like pancakes, this won’t disappoint fans. These are Grandpa’s recipes, collected for Henry and Kate, with hopes that they can all cook together. “Rules and Tools” kicks things off and, among other things, remind chefs that “Pots get HOT!” Some of the 25 included recipes are wacky, as in the case of “Toasty Bread Houses” (if you’ll recall, the folks of Chewandswallow made houses out of toast rafts), while others seem more ordinary, like “Fried-Egg Clouds.” The simple recipes appear on the right-hand side of the page and are explained in an average of four to five steps, while Ron Barrett’s marvelous, textured illustrations reinforce the recipe on the left. In case you were wondering, there are directions for “Spaghetti Twister with a Tomato Tornado” but, alas, no meatballs. An index and pictorial table of contents round out what’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Open wide, and don’t forget to chew and swallow. Grades K-3. --Ann Kelley

Product Details

  • File Size: 22542 KB
  • Print Length: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers; Spi edition (August 27, 2013)
  • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008AKHE4C
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #717,039 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Grandson loved this book October 16, 2013
Format:Spiral-bound|Verified Purchase
My grandson absolutely loves to help in the kitchen, which is why I bought him this book for his birthday. We have enjoyed making many of the recipies, and if the truth be told, since they are quick and easy, I have made them myself!!!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Really cute! May 9, 2014
By Stacy
Format:Spiral-bound|Verified Purchase
I bought this for my nephew, as he is obsessed with Cloudy and also with Ratatouille -- so, a book that combines Cloudy with cooking was just perfect! It's cute, some of the recipes are really super simple. We made the toast house together, and had a blast with it. My nephew has just turned 5, and this was easy enough for him to help out with. It looks like there are also some others that are a little more involved, which I'm sure he'll enjoy more as he gets older. Definitely a good gift for any young kid who enjoys cooking and being creative!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Cloudy, with a chance of nothing exciting. January 18, 2014
By M. Wood
Format:Spiral-bound
I was really excited about this cookbook, but most of the recipes are foods you already make, and don't need a recipe for. I wouldn't buy it again : (
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5.0 out of 5 stars Too cute. January 2, 2014
By kcmimi
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Bought this for Christmas to give to my daughter-in-law for the girls. Also bought the book and DVD to go with it. What a fun way to inter mix different forms of learning.
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