Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Cloudy With a Chance of ...

Peanut brittle? Today is National Peanut Brittle Day, which I blogged about last year here. Okay, so what made me think of that? It was the movie Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs. I watched that the other night with the boys and there was a scene with spiky peanut brittle in it. Doesn't take much to instill a craving in me. I love peanut brittle.

I love kid's books even more. I think it's every author's dream for people to love their book. Even more so for a book to live on for so many years. But the ultimate is to have your story idea be turned into a film. What an awesome feeling that must be. It happens all the time with novels, but for it to happen to a picture book is pretty darn amazing. The movie was great, by the way. I loved Steve, the monkey. He finally gets his gummi bears.

Ironically, Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs is one book I don't own yet. That's not surprising though because it came out the year I was a junior in high school. I was more interested in hanging out with Rick and doing all those teen things than I was in reading children's books. However, things do change and this book is next on my list to buy. After that I plan to get the sequel, Pickles To Pittsburgh. And, in the meantime, I'm going to keep on writing. After all, you just never know ...


  1. Peanut brittle --- eww!

    Okay, but I have not seen the movie yet, half out of protest because I love the book and half because I just haven't had time.

    Good luck in your search...and you're right, you just never know.

  2. Peanut brittle sounds yummy.We have something similar here too.
    keep on writing - you'll do fine one day:)I went to a talk recently and that was the advice - keep writing and explore!

  3. I was already teaching when the book came out, but I loved it anyway. And my students, did too. Usually, I find a movie disappointing compared to the book, but it sounds like this is a good version.

  4. I got this book for Isaac from Scholastic books a few years ago. It's one of their favorites judging by how often they ask me to read it. They've seen the movie a couple times too. As for me,I would rather stick my nose in a book, than watch most movies. I'm weird that way I guess.


  5. Love peanut brittle so much I make it at home. Super EZ - plus cashew brittle, and . . .

    I could go on and on but I'm supposed to be on a die.............

  6. Love peanut brittle (but only when I'm in the mood for it...right now I'm more into chocolate) and loved the movie, too. Very funny.

  7. Love peanut brittle, yummo! Emily said the movie was really cute. I have never read the book sadly. I guess I will have to now!


  8. I love peanut brittle... yummy! Great, thanks - now I really want some. I have to go and pull apart the cold storage room now. Thanks so much.