Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman

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

Fortunately, the milk is a very cute book containing a great story full of the magic and wonders and weirdness that is Neil Gaiman. Furthermore it's wonderfully illustrated by Chris Riddell who brings Gaiman's bizarre stories to life with lovely pictures that fully captivate it all.

It's obviously a children's book, but any fan of Gaiman, will love it for it's very Gaiman-ish way (and the fact that the Dad is drawn in the semblance of Gaiman himself. Children, I think, will enjoy it for the story and pictures themselves.

Fortunately, the Mil
by Neil Gaiman
ISBN13: 9781408841761
160 pages / published in 2013

Review by Iben Jakobsen, BoB, 2013


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