Thursday, 18 January 2018
Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman
It's the story of a seemingly absent minded father who steps out of the house for a few minutes to buy milk for his children's breakfast. His is gone a very long time. When he returns home with the milk, the children ask what took so long. This launches dad into a fantastic tale. With time travel, dinosaurs and aliens, what child wouldn't be entrance to listen to their father read them such a tale. Did I mention pirates?
This is a wonderfully told tale that had me hanging on every word. Oh, please Mr. Gaiman, write more for children. You definitely have a gift of knowing what they love to hear.
If you are looking for a book for a new or expectant dad, or heck, any dad, Fortunately, the Milk, would be the perfect choice.
I listened to the unabridged audio book as read by Mr. Gaiman. 1 hour. Suitable for young readers.
Be sure to read what Mr. Gaiman has to say about this book.
Cover image courtesy HarperCollins Canada