Fortunately, the Milk

Fortunately, the Milk . . . - Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman has been on my radar since I listened to one of his novels on audio this summer. Another blogger brought this novel to my attention a couple weeks ago as she read this children’s story to her son and they really enjoyed it. This is one wacky read and I can see how kids would love to have this one read to them or read it themselves. I got lost just looking at the black-n-white illustrations that accompany the text for they are wonderful and your imagination just soars looking at them.   You might find these illustrations wrapping around the text or falling off the page, just like the illustrations, this novel is quite stimulating and energizing and I never knew exactly what might happen when I turned the page.

 

If dad had just gotten the milk for their breakfast as mum had suggested before she left for her conference, this novel would never had taken place but dad forgot and now he was on a milk run and quite a milk run it was! He left for the corner store and before you knew it, he met a spaceship, then there were pirates and a ship, a hot-air balloon, dinosaurs, a jungle, and I could go on for father experienced countless adventures, all a part of his milk run. Will his children believe his story when he finally returns?

 

It’s a cute, entertaining story all because dad forgot to get the milk. Be ready to use your imagination, be ready to smile and remember that anything goes.