Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman

Genres: Childrens, Fantasy, Humour, Illustrated
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: January 1st 2013

5 OUT OF 5 STARS

“‘You have your milk,’ he said. ‘Where there is milk, there is hope.’”

Mother has gone away, Dad is in charge and there is no milk left for breakfast. In the morning, Dad sets off to the corner store to get some milk. It takes him ages and ages to return, what could he have been doing all that time?

Aliens, dinosaurs, pirates, ponies and time travel, Gaiman has created an absolutely hilarious adventure. Riddell’s work is whimsical and often incorporates the text of the story.

The narration in the story is excellent, and very much feels like a story being told out loud. Indeed it would make an excellent book to read aloud to children. There were numerous colourful characters and references poking fun at Twilight and My Little Pony. Despite being short and extremely fast-paced, it’s an easy book to get lost in.

This book is fun for all ages, suspenseful without ever being frightening, and weird without ever being disturbing. Most importantly it’s absolutely hilarious. Adults and children alike will be able to appreciate Gaiman’s clever humour along with Riddell’s fantastical illustrations.

A quick and fun read.

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