Title: Fortunately, the Milk
Author: Neil Gaiman
Page Count/Review Word Count: 161
I always find Neil Gaiman’s books to be a little hit and miss, but this was definitely one of the hits for me. It’s a cute little children’s book with illustrations from Chris Riddell that could easily be autobiographical.
It basically tells the story of a dad who nips out for a pint of milk for breakfast and takes forever to get back. When his kids ask what kept him, he tells them a story about “globby green aliens, intergalactic police, pirates and angry volcano gods demanding human sacrifice”. It’s cute, and the illustrations really add to it and make it much more enjoyable.
I’m not a child and so I guess I’m not the target audience, but I do think that most children would love this. It’s just a shame that he wasn’t popping out for vegan milk instead.