Fortunately, The Milk by Neil Gaiman

Illustrated by: Chris Riddell
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children Books
Publication Date: May 2020 [September 17th, 2013:first published]
Genre: Middle Grade, Sci-Fi
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Source: Thank you Pansing for sending me a review copy in exchange for an honest review
Rating: 5 


You know what it’s like when your mum goes away on a business trip and Dad’s in charge. She leaves a really, really long list of what he’s got to do. And the most important thing is DON’T FORGET TO GET THE MILK. Unfortunately, Dad forgets. So the next morning, before breakfast, he has to go to the corner shop, and this is the story of why it takes him a very, very long time to get back.
Featuring: Professor Steg (a time-travelling dinosaur), some green globby things, the Queen of the Pirates, the famed jewel that is the Eye of Splod, some wumpires, and a perfectly normal but very important carton of milk.

The award-laden, bestselling Neil Gaiman, author of The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Stardust, Neverwhere, The Graveyard Book and Coraline, brings his biggest ever publishing year to a spectacular conclusion with this gloriously entertaining novel about time-travel, dinosaurs, milk and dads.

I'm not sure when was the last time I read a book written by Neil Gaiman. Fortunately, the Milk is indeed a very enjoyable reading even me as an adult I love it and it is for sure, the kids would love it too especially when the parents read for them.

Fortunately, the Milk is a story follows with the two kids when they live with their father while their mom is away for a work trip. There is a long list for the father that needs to be doing while she is away. Despite the list given, their father forgot to buy milk. Here is when their father will tell an adventure story of him going out buying the milk.

I love how it was written with the illustration drawn all over the page which is super easy for us to imagine it especially when the young children read this book. I enjoy when their father explains why he is coming home late even though the only he needs to buy his milk. I giggle, smile while reading the book. My inner kid was jump happily. It was very entertaining and a quick read. Love it!

1 comment

atie zieya said…
father not always focusing to their kids but they always the favorite one :)