Fortunately the Milk
by Neil Gaiman [j Gaiman]
This light-hearted illustrated juvenile novel is a fun, quick read for anyone, whether you're a prior Neil Gaiman fan or not. Filled with humorous illustrations by Skottie Young, this tells the tale of a small family in England, where the mother has to go away for a few days and leaves the absent-minded father in charge. Right off the bat, the two young daughters in the family discover that there is no milk for their morning cereal, and the father nips off to the corner store for a pint of the white stuff. When he returns, somewhat delayed, and somewhat disheveled, he shares his tale of the mind-boggling adventure he was on after leaving the store -- involving kidnapping by UFO, time traveling with a talking dinosaur in a hot air balloon, pirates and much more. A nearly perfect "tall tale" from Dad to the kids, with comical art that highlights the silliness of it all. Still, exceptionally well told! -- recommended by Scott C. - Bennett Martin Public Library
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