Mini Review: Fortunately, The Milk by Neil Gaiman

Fortunately, the Milk

May Contain Spoilers

From Amazon:

"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, expertly told by Newbery Medalist and bestselling author Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Skottie Young.


I love Neil Gaiman’s writing, and I love that he’s so entertaining in so many different creative arenas.  He creates for adults and children with equal skill, and don’t forget his celebrated writing for comics.  He confidently stretches his creative muscle, and his audience is made the richer for his efforts.

Fortunately, The Milk celebrates one father’s quest to safely deliver a bottle of milk to his children so they can enjoy their breakfast cereal.  His journey begins with an abduction by snot aliens, and includes time-traveling dinosaurs, sparkly ponies, pirates, and even wumpires.  Who would have ever thought that a trip to the corner store for a little milk could be so perilous.  The clever prose is enhanced by different fonts and illustrations to make a visually appealing read.   The story is funny and fast-paced, with many death-defying situations for the father to find his way out of.  All because he went to the corner store for that life changing bottle of milk.

I have an ARC, so Skottie Young’s artwork wasn’t final.  What artwork there is, however, is quirky, visually charming, and fits the tone of the story to a T.  This is a fun, fun read, and if you have younger kids at home, it’s a great book to read together.

Grade:  B+

Review copy provided by publisher

One thought on “Mini Review: Fortunately, The Milk by Neil Gaiman

  • October 7, 2013 at 10:58 am

    Thank you for the wonderful review on Neil Gaiman’s “Fortunately, The Milk!” We enjoyed this read ourselves! We have featured your review on our Facebook and Twitter page! Thanks, again!

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