"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 New York Times bestselling story of time travel and breakfast cereal, expertly told by Newbery Medalist and bestselling author Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Skottie Young.
In a letter to readers, Gaiman explains that his rationale for writing this story, about a father who has taken an excessively long time to return from the corner store with milk for his children s breakfast, stems from his reconsideration of the father in The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish. That dad, he realized, is not really a positive portrayal of fatherhood he is a lump. To compensate, I would write a book in which a father did all of the sorts of exciting things that fathers actually do. He may have to try again: the father in this story is abducted by aliens, made to walk the plank by pirates, and rescued by a stegosaurus in a balloon, among other outrageous escapades. It reads like an extemporaneous riff by a clever father asked a question he doesn t want to answer, and it makes an excellent gift for those heroic fathers who consider reading aloud to their children one of parenthood s greatest joys. Young s wiry, exuberant b&w caricatures (not all seen by PW) are incorporated throughout. Ages 8 12. Author s agent: Merrilee Heifetz, Writers House.
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I really liked how silly and interesting this book was it’s one of my favorite books I’ve ever read
Great Bedtime Story
When your 11-year-old is disappointed the story is over after having spent three years being "too old" for bedtime stories and more interested in reading Tolkien you know you have a great book in your library.
Every time I read Fortunately, the Milk all four of my children are completely enraptured. Thank you for such a treasure, Neil.
BEST BOOK EVER!🐍🐢
I think this is a great book.And maybe it will win a Caldicot award.I like Professor Steg(the girl)and the "Wampire."