Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Book review by Peter Lewis, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 4+

Zany food-as-weather tale full of humor, great drawings.

Parents say

age 5+

Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 3+

Based on 12 reviews

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age 4+

Read aloud for lunch to your kid(s).

I read this story to my son when he was four years old (he is five now) and he really enjoyed it. I think the idea of weather expressed as food and how it drove the city's people from their home really appealed to his imagination.
age 5+
Silly fun!

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For kids who love Picture books and humor

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