Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs; Signed by Judi Barrett With a Lovely Drawing
Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs.
Barrett, Judi; Illustrated by Ron Barrett.$450.00
Item Number: 33057
New York: Atheneum Books , 1978.
First edition, later printing of this children’s classic. Oblong quarto, original boards, illustrated throughout. Signed by Judi Barret on the front free endpaper, who has added a drawing of three clouds and three meatballs. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
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.