Another book to movie adaptation, Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs by Juddi Barrett, is scheduled to hit the big screen (US) on September 19, 2009.
I first read the book in 1994 as a preschool teacher and even saw a version of it in filmstrip format. Talk about growing old. Now, Sony Pictures brings the book to life via 3-D animation. As a reading teacher, I use the book for a lesson on cause and effect with integration on weather, a Science lesson. My students and I always wonder where all the food came from. In the sky, yes, but surely, it does not simply fall down to earth just because. My students would be engaged into thinking of so many possibilities -- from Greek gods and goddesses to alien abductions!
At last, the animated film seem to give an explanation.