Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Review: Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman


 "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. [Goodreads]

My thoughts:

I read Fortunately, the Milk with my daughters ages 6 and 8, but this can easily entertain readers of all ages. The humor and pop culture references (especially the one about a certain sparkly vampire) will have you laughing out loud. The illustrations are amazing and took our enjoyment-o-meter over the top. Loved, loved, loved. I hope they turn this story into a movie. It would translate to the big screen amazingly! This also offers a great opportunity to familiarize yourself and children with British culture.

Neil Gaiman is a fictional mastermind. He writes such a diverse assortment of books, but manages to make me fall in love with all of them. He is an author who I predict children generations from now will still be enjoying.

I recommend this for reluctant readers, boys, girls, teens, adults who love crazy and cooky stories,  and anyone who understands the importance of milk at breakfast time. 

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Source: My local public library


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