Kate and Henry pilot a plane, landing on a runway of crisp bacon strips next to a field of giant broccoli stalks and oversized hamburgers. Passing through an orange-juice rain, they approach the town of Chewandswallow, which "used to be a very ordinary town, except that instead of weather, food rained down from the sky for breakfast, lunch, and dinner." Times have changed in Chewandswallow, and readers will love finding out how storms of gigantic food threatened normal life until eventually the Falling Food Company was created, sending food to hungry people around the world. Ron Barrett's comical, detailed ink-and-watercolor illustrations and the lively story make this a satisfying sequel to a delicious classic. Pickles to Pittsburgh is an excellent bedtime book--just keep a snack handy! (Ages 4 to 8) --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
PreS-Gr 3-When we last visited the town of Chewandswallow in Judi Barrett's Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (Macmillan 1978), the food raining down from the skies had grown enormous and dangerous, so the townsfolk were forced to evacuate. In this sequel (Atheneum, 1997), a visit from grandpa, known for his tales of Chewandswallow, inspires Kate to dream of visiting the town with her brother. It has been resettled and the giant food is now being shipped all over the world, for free, to feed hungry folks. Ron Barrett's watercolor and detailed ink illustrations are scanned iconographically as this first person tall tale is read expressively by a female narrator. Sound effects abound as well as occasional light music. Different voices are used for the various characters. Both video and audio quality are excellent. It is not necessary to have read the first book to enjoy this video, since it includes a brief synopsis of the original story. While this is not as compelling as the first book, it is a fun flight of fancy that children will enjoy.-Teresa Bateman, Brigadoon Elementary School, Federal Way, WA
Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
In this sequel to Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Grandpa has gone on vacation. Henry and Kate highly anticipate his return. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Sunshine on A Rainy Day
My niece loved this book as a child and when I had another on the way and her parents are avid readers and incorporated books into the nursery theme.... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Londi
Being originally from Pittsburgh, this book is perfect! I was so excited to add it to my son's library so that we can read it together.Published 14 months ago by jennifer snyder
OK, but just a repeat of earlier story with not much new to say for it. Unnecessary to buy another.Published 18 months ago by Mom Griswold
Not even close to good as CWaCoM, but still okay. I teach first and the kids enjoyed ot okay I guess.Published 20 months ago by ukbradstith
I ordered this book because we love the first one. My kids love the storyline and I enjoy reading it to them (even over and over! Read morePublished 22 months ago by Ash23
I never read the first, nor saw its movie, but this is not a bad book. Kids do enjoy this book.
I am dinging it a star because I really, really hate the way the artist... Read more