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Pickles to Pittsburgh: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, Book 2

By Mary Dixon Weidler, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Winning illustrations but short on plot.

Book Judi Barrett Humor 2000
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Fortunately for a book that relies so strongly on visuals, the comic book-like drawings are full of action and detail. Another nice touch is that the pages illustrating Kate's dream are done in full color, while those depicting her awake state are in black-and-white. There's so much going on in the illustrations that young readers can forgive -- or forget -- the lack of action in the story line itself.

In dreams, all things are possible. That's the lesson Kate learns in PICKLES TO PITTSBURGH, a book that brings together the themes of world community, wanderlust, and watercress sandwiches. Unfortunately, the actual plot of the book isn't as filling. Most of the action takes place in Kate's dream.

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