It was Saturday morning. Pancake morning.
And a pancake flew through the air and landed on Henry's head!
What exactly happened here?
The thing is, as it was Saturday morning, and Pancake morning, everyone was sitting around the big kitchen table. Mom was squeezing oranges for juice.
And Grandpa was flipping the pancakes.
So, as it happened, Grandpa had missed and one flying pancake had found its way onto the head of the surprised Henry!
The rest of the cakes landed in the pan after that, in the proper and right manner, as they were supposed to.
It could be interesting though, if pancakes fell from the sky!
But surely that cannot happen. The sky is supposed to give us rain, not cakes or burgers.
Grandpa, however, said otherwise…
He talked about a distant land, where it rained food!
In a land far, far away was a tiny town. The name of that town was Chewandswallow. Everything in that town was what was supposed to be.
Except the weather.
People did not have to buy food or cook food – They just had to catch them from the air, grab them from anywhere near, or simply pick them up from the pavement!
Whatever the weather served, that was what they ate. But it never rained rain. It never snowed snow. And it never blew just wind. It rained things like soup and juice. It snowed mashed potatoes and green peas. And sometimes the wind blew in storms of hamburgers.
The people could watch the weather report on television in the morning and they would even hear a prediction for the next day's food.
When the townspeople went outside, they carried their plates, cups, glasses, forks, spoons, knives and napkins with them. That way they would always be prepared for any kind of weather.
Life for the townspeople was delicious until, one day, the weather took a turn for the worse.
The food suddenly started getting larger. One day, there was a pea soup fog so dense that people could hardly see. Another day, there was a hurricane of breads and roles that damaged roofs of their houses! Again, one day, there was a heavy torrent of maple syrup that nearly flooded the town! And once, during a pancake storm, a huge pancake fell on the school that no one could move and so they had to close the school after that!
What happened then?
How did the townspeople solve their never-before-seen problem?
You will have to read Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, a book by Judi Barrett, to know that. It is an amazing book with this awesome storyline, with some really good illustrations by Ron Barrett.
So then, have a delicious time with the book, everyone!