Pickles to Pittsburgh: The Sequel to Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

by Judi Barrett

Other authorsRon Barrett (Illustrator)
Paperback, 2000

Status

Available

Local notes

E Bar

Publication

Scholastic Inc. (2000), Edition: 4th Printing

Description

Dozing off while contemplating Grandpa's unusual vacation, Kate dreams about Chewandswallow, where it snows popcorn and rains sandwiches and the fate of falling food intrigues her.

Language

ISBN

0439202248 / 9780439202244

Barcode

6750

User reviews

LibraryThing member katitefft
This wonderful sequel to the popular book "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs" is an excellent modern fantasy story that takes Kate and Henry back to the make-believe land of Chewandswallow, where food falls from the sky to feed the people. In this story, though, Kate and Henry learn about how the people of Chewandswallow are using the extra food from the previous story to help feed hungry people around the world. This message of compassion and benevolence is something that is important for children to learn. Readers will understand this message through these beloved characters and their famous and unusual, but exciting town.… (more)
LibraryThing member GeniusBabies
An inferior book to the original, this tale revisits Chewandswallow to see people delivering giant food all over the world. The book is slow to start, and is basically just a lot of visual gags/scenes with large food.
LibraryThing member GWES.Second
Dozing off while contemplating Grandpa's unusual vacation, Kate dreams about Chewandswallow, where it snows popcorn and rains sandwiches and the fate of falling food intrigues her
LibraryThing member mulstad07
Age: Intermediate
Media: Ink and Watercolor

The genre of this book is fantasy. It is a fantasy book because even though it is a dream, the majority of the book is unrealistic because of all of the gigantic food.
LibraryThing member mjm232
This book is a good follow-up to "Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs," but it's not quite as good. It's entertaining and paints a vivid picture of the land that Kate and Henry travel to, complete with every delicious detail. In the classroom setting this story can be used to teach kids about different types of food or spark a conversation about what are some fun dreams the students have had.… (more)
LibraryThing member cjfox73
Part of this story is how the town of Chewandswallow, which experiences storms of falling food, has learned to channel this phenomenon into a way of feeding the hungry around the world. It's an excellent message packaged in an entertaining and funny story.
LibraryThing member Arianna21
Primary or Intermediate
Genre: Fantasy- Food comes raining down from the skies and it is being transported to places that need food. This is not realistic at all: Food can't fall from the sky.
Point of View: This is written in first person from the granddaughter. She has a dream about this place which ends up being very real.… (more)
LibraryThing member RamiroLongoria
This book is a sequel to “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs”. Grandpa has been traveling and sends his grandchildren a post card and mentions that he has seen some interesting things. When the children fall asleep they dream of a town that has extremely large food throughout the streets, yards and everywhere. There are many people working hard using heavy equipment and helicopters to transport the food to other countries. There is never a shortage of food because of the town.

The author, as in the previous book, uses wonderful pictures and illustrations throughout the book. The author even points back to some previous pictures from the first book, to help the reader recall how the town became filled with food. I really enjoyed the book, took my time at looking at the pictures. Most of them were funny and had interesting ideas as how the people extracted the food.

In the classroom, I would allow time for the students to look at each page from the book. I would ask them what caught their attention as different of funny. I then think that it would be a good idea for them to elaborate by writing a short paragraph about what they would like to do for work if they were at the town.
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LibraryThing member dukefan86
It's hard to beat Cloudy With a Chance of Meatball for originality, but this is a pretty cute book with a nice philanthropy slant.
LibraryThing member KEFeeney
Fun, fantastical tale that takes over where Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs leaves off. Children travel to Chewandswallow where food that falls from the sky really doesn't go to waste. The message is about feeding hungry people and about the importance of family. The illustrations made me hungry!
LibraryThing member engpunk77
The sequel to "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs" and we didn't love it like we did its predecessor. Has a nice UU message to it, though, but no magic and it didn't amaze us by any means. Disappointing.
LibraryThing member KEFeeney
Fun, fantastical tale that takes over where Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs leaves off. Children travel to Chewandswallow where food that falls from the sky really doesn't go to waste. The message is about feeding hungry people and about the importance of family. The illustrations made me hungry!
LibraryThing member KEFeeney
Fun, fantastical tale that takes over where Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs leaves off. Children travel to Chewandswallow where food that falls from the sky really doesn't go to waste. The message is about feeding hungry people and about the importance of family. The illustrations made me hungry!
LibraryThing member SkyD17
This book was about Kate who dreamed of going on an adventure with her brother Henry to a land where it rained giant foods. They awaited their grandfather's tales of his vacation and dreamed up a wonderful place. This makes for a great fantasy because it's not possible for the children to drive a plane or for it to rain large food products on an island.… (more)
LibraryThing member thnguyen
I would read this book to my students because there is so much going on the book. Every single page has so many details. The students can imagine from reading the words and looking at the pictures. Kids love foods so they can imagine playing with it and it falling from the sky. I think so the book is so creative.
LibraryThing member Adrinnon
Grandpa is coming to visit soon. He has been on vacation and sends Kate and Henry a postcard from an unusual place. That night Kate has a strange dream where her and Henry go on an adventure in a place called Chewandswallow filled with giant food growing and falling from the sky. GENRE: fiction. MEDIA: ink and watercolor. USES: teacher creativity, and about land and weather.… (more)
LibraryThing member KEFeeney
Fun, fantastical tale that takes over where Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs leaves off. Children travel to Chewandswallow where food that falls from the sky really doesn't go to waste. The message is about feeding hungry people and about the importance of family. The illustrations made me hungry!

Rating

(63 ratings; 3.6)
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