Fortunately, the Milk

Author: Neil Gaiman

Illustrator: Skottie Young

Dad left the house that morning with one purpose: to buy milk for the kids’ breakfast cereal (and his own tea). After being gone for absolute ages, he returns claiming to have been abducted by aliens. And that’s just the beginning! What with one thing leading to another, he probably just saved the universe. Fortunately, the milk made it through the whole escapade unscathed. Not that the kids believe a word of it.

Fortunately, the Milk is quite a grand romp of a story. One misadventure leads to another in the tradition of A Fly Went By and If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, but with an older intended audience. The story is full of delightful hijinks and reminds me–particularly in the zany illustrations–of a Dr. Seuss story. All around, Fortunately, the Milk is quite a good story (and also a quick read; I finished it in one sitting).

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