Saturday, 14 September 2013

Fortunately, the Milk...-Neil Gaiman

Fortunately, the Milk... is the latest offering from multi-award winning author Neil Gaiman.  Best known for Coraline, which has also been popularised on the big screen, Gaiman's latest offering is a romp of a tale involving pirates, a time travelling dinosaur and the magnificently named Wumpires.

This madcap adventure suggests that even something as mundane as fetching the breakfast milk has the potential to be fantastically unpredictable.  Dad tells the children that fetching the milk took so long because he was time travelling with dinosaurs and aliens, but they are sceptical of his elaborate explanation.   I know who I believe... 

Neil Gaiman's wild and witty tale is perfectly executed and complimented by Chris Riddell's wonderfully expressive illustrations.  Creative, original and never, ever predictable, this crazy tall tale will amuse and engage children and adults alike.

I really enjoyed reading Fortunately, the Milk... and was especially tickled by the 'say what you see' names for things.  I'm not generally a fan of the fantasy genre, and although this fits into that category it is also escapist fun and highly imaginative, reminiscent of the humorous classics of the late, great Roald Dahl.

I would highly recommend this book to boys and girls 7 years +.

Fortunately, the Milk... is published on 17th September by Bloomsbury Children's.


With many thanks to the publisher for providing me with an ARC of this book.

1 comment:

  1. I have read this author before but hadn't heard of this one. Thanks for the review, will keep my eyes peeled for it.