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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman

Author: Neil Gaiman

Illustrator: Skottie Young
Title:Fortunately, the Milk
Publication: September 17, 2013
Publisher: Harper Collins
Genre: Children
Pages: 128
Audience: 6 and up
Rating: 4 out of 5
Source: Public Library

Synopsis (from the cover): "I bought the milk, "said my father. "I walked out of the corner shop, and heard a noise like this" thummthumm. 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 Newberry Medalist and bestselling author Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Skottie King.

My thoughts:
 This book was precious. If I was a children's librarian, I would be so excited to read this book at story time. There is a chance to dress up, make up silly voices, and plenty of sound effects. There are plenty of illustration and I really like how it the art flows into the text of the novel as well. The story is of  a  father goes to the store to buy milk. He takes forever and his children start to worry. When their father returns,he has a wonderful story to tell them about what kept him and how the milk made it home. It is a fantastic little book filled with interesting characters (like dinosaurs and pirates), time travel, and of course milk. I strongly recommend this for young children and for those young at heart. Fortunately, the Milk is the perfect bedtime or story time book.

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