Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs.

"Whatever the weather served, that was what they ate": Rare First Edition of CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS; SIGNED BY JUDI BARRETT

Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs.

BARRETT, Judi. Illustrated by Ron Barrett.


Item Number: 139534

New York: Antheneum, 1978.

First edition of this children’s classic. Oblong quarto, original cloth, illustrated. Signed by the author, Judi Barrett, with an original drawing of clouds and meatballs. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Housed in a half morocco clamshell box. Rare and desirable.

Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs details a bedtime story narrated by a grandfather to his grandchildren, chronicling the daily lives of the citizens of an unordinary town called Chewandswallow characterized by its strange daily meteorological pattern that provides the townsfolk with all of their required daily meals by raining food. Based on a 2007 online poll, the National Education Association named the book one of its "Teachers' Top 100 Books for Children". It was one of the "Top 100 Picture Books" of all time in a 2012 poll by School Library Journal. It was made into the 2009 animated film featuring the voices of Bill Hader, Anna Faris, Bruce Campbell, James Caan, Bobb'e J. Thompson, Andy Samberg, Mr. T, Benjamin Bratt, Neil Patrick Harris, Al Roker, Lauren Graham, and Will Forte.

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