Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs has always been on my top ten of favorite Children's books. I used it in the classroom often around this time of year. It became a big part of my weather units. My son and daughter have been asking to have this read to them daily for the past few days. Fun to see them both (age differences in all) enjoying a story together.
I was so excited when I found out that this book was going to be made into a movie. The last time I got this excited about a movie was when I found out that The Polar Express was going to be made into a movie. My husband gets excited about Star Wars movies and Lord of the Ring movies and me, I get excited about children's books getting made into movies. Yes, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is coming to theaters in September 2009.
Read the book to your kiddos to get them excited about the movie... As most Children's books that are turned into movies, the book will be different from the movie. Just from seeing the trailer I can see that the first part of the movie is nothing like the book. The three characters in the movie were never in the book. It is almost as if the book is the center part of the movie. So as you read, you may want to ask your kiddos how they think the weather became food... the movie will explain how the food started falling from the sky.
So over at Teaching Heart I will be working on a unit for this book with free printables and all... A work in progress.
While you wait... here are some links and a few ideas to use with the book.
Check out the Sony movie site for Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs. Here you can see the trailer. My kiddos loved watching the trailer. Also you can play games (some aren't up and running yet). You can learn about the movie and it's characters.
Hear the book read on You Tube.
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