Title: Fortunately, The Milk
Author: Neil Gaiman
Illustrator: Skottie Young
Reviewed by: Nikolas, grade 3
Fortunately, The Milk, by Neil Gaiman, is a book about a man who is out and he has a bottle of milk. All of a sudden a space ship comes over and he gets sucked up in it. In the space ship, there are aliens who want to redecorate earth. The man sees a door, and when he goes through it he falls into a pirate ship. The pirates want to attack him, and he asks if he can walk the plank instead. When he’s about to walk the plank, a rope ladder appears out of nowhere and a voice says, “Climb up!” At the top of the ladder is a stegosaurus, and the adventures continue. The main message is that you should be careful with milk because it can cause extraordinary adventures!
The book takes place everywhere and in many different times. There is time travel in the book, and the question is if we are actually living in the present or if we are living in the future. That makes sense because if you think about it, the actual present is always turning into the past and we are always moving into the future!
The man with the milk is the father in the story. He has long straight curl-on-the-top hair. He likes to lie and mess with people’s minds. He is kind of brave. He tells his kids about his amazing adventure.
The illustrations, by Skottie Young, were sometimes helpful because when the book mentioned ‘wumpires,’ I could see they were like vampires in the pictures. There were picture pages and also pictures on the story pages.
I recommend this book to readers who like to have fun reading. I loved this book so much because it is so adventurous and the stories are so cool. I could imagine it all happening as I went back and forth through time. It’s all because of milk, a dad, and a stegosaurus... and that’s funny!
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