Sunday, February 2, 2014

Mini Review: Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman (28 days of reviews #2)

Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman
Illustrated by
Skottie Young
Fortunately, the Milk
Release Date: September 17th 2013
Format: Hardcover
: 114
Genre: Children’s – Fantasy, Adventure
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"I bought the milk," said my father. "I walked out of the corner shop, and heard a noise like this: T h u m m t h u m m. I looked up and saw a huge silver disc hovering in the air above Marshall Road."

"Hullo," I said to myself. "That's not something you see every day. And then something odd happened."

Find out just how odd things get in this hilarious story of time travel and breakfast cereal, expertly told by Newbery Medalist and bestselling author Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Skottie Young.

This book was fantastic. I was smiling as I was reading it and I will be making my 7 year old son read it because I know he will really like it too. The only other Neil Gaiman book I have read is Coraline which I also really like but this blew that one out of the water. This book was a funny, super quick read that included some great illustrations, some of them full pages.

Fortuantely, the Milk is a story about a father who goes down the street, to the corner store, to buy some milk for his children’s cereal. His children wait, and wait, and wait for him to come home but it is taking ages! Finally he arrives home and when his children ask what took him so long he tells them a tale so unbelievable about how traveled through time and eventually saved the world, all while keeping hold of the milk.

I think I liked this book so much because it reminded me of a Roald Dahl book. Roald Dahl is my favorite children/middle grade author of all time. I have been reading his books since I was young. I am not sure if Neil Gaiman has written any other books like this but if he has I must get my hands on them.

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