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Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Chris Riddell
Fortunately, the Milk…
Bloomsbury 2013 $32.50hb 142pp
ISBN 978 1 4088 4176 1
Themes: Family stories/ Funny stories/ Read aloud stories
Mum has gone off to a conference and the first thing that happens to the family is they run out of milk. Dad goes off to the shops and that is where this over-the-top, good-humoured tale begins. It is his story really and he tells it with great gusto from his encounters with aliens, trips in a hot air balloon, a meeting with a Pirate Queen and how a carton of milk saves the end of the world. Everything about this publication cries out to be read or listened to from its fascinating shiny cover, its comfortably almost square size, to its easy on the eyes large print, its carefully constructed plot and to its lavish illustrations executed as only Chris Riddell can, covering each page. Just be a bit wary of opening the centerfold poster, as it has to be done carefully to avoid tearing it.
Year 3 up/ Age 7 up