Monday, January 20, 2014

Fortunately, the Milk

Fortunately, the MilkFortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Going out for milk turns into an adventure of epic proportions for one boy's father.

So much depends on a white bottle of milk. At least, that's according to our young narrator's tale-spinning father, who goes out for cereal milk and returns with a wild story of hot air balloons piloted by a time-traveling stegosaurus, pirates, aliens, volcanoes, and one very important breakfast condiment.

The illustrations, provided by Skottie Young, are as wild and manic as this tall tale. It's one kids will enjoy and parents won't mind reading, with all the calculated silliness and fun of classic stories like Pecos Bill or Paul Bunyan.

For more tall tales, check out American Tall Tales by by Mary Pope Osborne and Michael McCurdy (illustrated by Michael McCurdy), or this list from Goodreads.

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