Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman
7 word review: Milk saves the day? Crazier things happen…
Fantasy, adventure. Stand-alone novel. Share with ages 6-10.
In a word: screwball. In two words: nonstop action. In three words: nothing like it. Gaiman puts the pedal to the medal with this short, crazy fantasy. Dad has gone on a quick errand for milk, and by the time he comes back his kids want to know what took so long. So begins the longest, silliest adventure story seen since Dahl’s storytelling days, with a dinosaur professor and his (her?) floaty-ball-person-carrier carrying much of the action. With a smart nod to The Usual Suspects at the end (Dad’s story inspiration: objects from the kitchen), this jam-packed story begs to be read aloud…by dads, of course. Includes b/w illustrations.
Favorite quotes from Fortunately, the Milk:
“Spoons are excellent. Sort of like forks, only not as stabby.” (6)