Monday, January 13, 2014

Bibliophile's Corner

Fortunately, the Milk
by Neil Gaiman
Illustrated by Skottie Young

Amazon Description:
"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.

My Thoughts:
Leave it to Neil Gaiman to come up with one of the wackiest and wildest stories for children ever written! The master storyteller has written a book that reads like a tall tale told by an odd fellow indeed. However, upon a closer look, this well-written story is loaded with lots of laughs; twists and turns; and time travel...with breakfast cereal thrown in for good measure. If you are a parent or teacher to a reluctant reader, this book could be just the remedy. Fortunately, we have been gifted with an extraordinary author in Neil Gaiman. I would highly recommend this zany book with its awesome illustrations to readers from the ages of eight to twelve.

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  1. Ooh, I was wondering how this one was. I'll have to add it to the list!

    1. This book is quintessential Gaiman! Have a great week, Sara!