|A Parental Review of "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" for Concerned Parents:|
The book “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” has been a perennial favourite of ours for many years. It is the very silly story of a town, Chewandswallow, that gets all of their food from their weather – clouds of mashed potatoes, rain of grape jelly. But one day something starts going wrong, and the food coming out of the sky becomes more menacing – both larger and more voluminous. Eventually the good citizens of Chewandswallow have to abandon the town, and set sail on rafts of oversized slices of bread for shores unknown. They end up in a more normal place, and have to adjust to life where food comes from the store and has to be refrigerated.
This book doesn’t have anything at all inappropriate, however the oversized food pelting down from the skies does become hazardous. Nobody gets hurt, however, and even with our very strident rules about what is acceptable, we found this book entirely appropriate even when our son was very young.
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