Fortunately, the Milk...
by Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell (Illustrator)
What is it about:
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.
What did I think of it:
Time Travelling Dinosaur!
Need I say more?!
Seriously: this is an awesome book.
Next to a fun and utterly bizarre story full of adventure, aliens, pirates and dinosaurs there are lots of really cool illustrations as well.
The things Dad has to overcome to make sure his children get milk are plenty, and his companion on his trip Professor Steg is a great help in getting the milk where it has to go.
I very much enjoyed reading the story and looking at the cool illustrations. This book is meant for children, but adults will find this story just as entertaining. I will definitely put this book on my keeper shelves.
Why should you read it:
Seriously: Time Travelling Dinosaur!