Book Review: Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman

Fortunately, the MilkFortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman, Skottie Young (Illustrator)

“I bought the milk,” said my father. “I walked out of the corner shop, and heard a noise like this: T h u m m t h u m m. I looked up and saw a huge silver disc hovering in the air above Marshall Road.”

“Hullo,” I said to myself. That’s not something you see every day.” And then something odd happened.

Find out just how odd things get in this hilarious story of time travel and breakfast cereal.


This is a fun book for kids with fantastic illustrations with an interesting story full of imagination.

I read this one to my daughter and she loved it. She liked how the father had all sorts of crazy adventures on his way to get milk for his children. There are pirates and dinosaurs and hot air balloons, among other things, all tied together with the phrase, “fortunately, the milk.”

This would also be a good book for early or reluctant readers because it moves along quickly and has so many wonderful illustrations. It is almost a cross between a novel and a graphic novel.

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