Thursday, 14 November 2013
Review: Fortunately, the Milk
Two children wake up one morning staring the horror of dry cereal in the face, and they discover that their father has forgotten the milk. Water and cereal isn't a good combination at all, so he must rectify the situation immediately! The simple task of saving breakfast turns into an epic quest featuring swashbuckling pirates, Professor Steg, the time travelling dinosaur; fresh water piranhas and the old classic: a bunch of wumpires. (Special mention to the aliens, I love a good amount of slimy green alien in a story.)
This is probably one of the most wonderfully ridiculous things I've read all year. If anyone can capture the very heart of me and make it soar, it's Neil Gaiman.
As with all of his children's stories, it comes hand in hand with adorable illustrations (courtesy this time, of one Chris Riddell). It pulled everything together so wonderfully. I spent a large amount of time simply enjoying what I was looking at, which is always a nice change of pace for me. This is one of those things that has you smiling and chuckling without realising you're doing it.
I highly recommend this to adults, children, and time travelling dinosaurs alike. If you're a fan of Neil Gaiman there is absolutely no way you'll not enjoy this! I think it's yet another chance to go exploring in that delightful brain of his.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens