I am slightly lost in space and time right now and I need to get home in order to make sure my children have milk for their breakfast.
The milk. It’s all gone. But there is cereal and tea to be had. Things that cannot be had without the milk. So, the father steps out to buy milk so he can feed his kids and enjoy his tea. This seemingly simple errand turns into a grand adventure for this daddy, thus creating a marvellous story full of imagination.
Fortunately, the Milk is a wonderfully delightful book by Sir Gaiman that’s adorably comical and creative. This is the type of book that every parent should read to their children, with full on theatrical voices and impersonations. It’s just so much fun with a cute cast of creatures and characters to not act it all out!
If you need another reason to dig into this title, what about positive themes concerning friendship and diversity among people? How about the fact that you really can’t judge a person by their appearance? The least likely of folks can surprise you in the most amazing of ways? Female empowerment? Skim milk really is gross? These are a handful of the themes that are fluidly sewn into a story that’s created to impart a bit of magic and excitement into a dreadfully dull errand.
I recommend this to everyone–parents, children, cats, and aliens–who love fantastic storytelling and the warmth, magical, fun that comes with being a kid. Everyone has a child inside of them waiting to experience the wonder and joy that is Fortunately, the Milk!
5 dinosaurs outta 5!