Mom is out of town and the family is out of milk which leaves the son and daughter in a crisis. Fortunately, Dad agrees to pick up some from the local store but is gone for quite some time leaving the kids wondering what has happened. When he returns much, much later, he begins to recount his story of what happened after he purchased the milk and on the way home. I won't give it away but suffice to say it involves, pirates, dinosaurs, and time traveling.
Highly imaginative and deeply captivating, Fortunately, the Milk is a wonderful story that will light up kids (and adults) minds. With crazy illustrations that really bring the story to life, this book hits on all cylinders. Featuring memorable characters such as Professor Steg (my personal favorite), wumpires, and pirates who are unfamiliar with a plank, this is a book that can (and should!) be read time and time again.
During Independent Bookstore Day, I purchased the Neil Gaiman Coloring Book and while flipping through it, I came across these illustrations. I was unfamiliar with this book so I thought I'd check it out. After all, the premise seemed lighthearted and fun. Having finished the book, I am thankful for Gaiman and the coloring book for bringing this book to my attention. I can definitely see reading this to my son when he gets a little older (currently 18 months old) because this book could certainly be a starting point for firing up his imagination.
Bottom line is this: read this book. It'll certainly make you laugh and smile. And if you agree with me and my review, make sure you comment by hitting the button below... named after, of course, my Aunt Button.
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