Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman

3 Feb

Fortunately-the-Milk-Neil-Gaiman-e1380767163245Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman
Illustrated by Skottie Young

Publisher: HarperCollins Children’s Books, 2013

It’s utterly inappropriate and out of time for me to review a NEIL GAIMAN book.  Especially after it’s been released and reviewed by hundreds.  Maybe thousands.  Still, why not?

Gaiman’s dedication is lovely “For my late father, David, who would have told the tale with delight, and for my son, Michael, who would never had believed a word of it.  With love.”  Reading this book intended for younger children is just fun.  Don’t let your age get in the way of believing.  Even when the ponies with blue stars show up.

With their mother away on a business trip, the children discover there is no milk for breakfast.  Naturally, their father goes to get some, but he’s gone sooooo long. When their father returns, he explains the odd things that happened to him.  Aliens, pirates, Professor Steg’s Floaty-Ball-Person-Carrier and all manner of other people.  After all, it’s all true.  And there’s the milk to prove it.

For students reading alone, this is best for grades 3-6.  But, read it to your kindergartner!  Read it to your 1st grader.  Read to your middle schooler. (I will!)

Highly recommended:  All ages


One Response to “Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman”

  1. Marcia Strykowski February 6, 2014 at 12:35 pm #

    ♥ Neil Gaiman, I’ll have to check this one out!

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