Fortunately, the Milk

Gaiman, Neil

(Audiobook CD - 2013)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Fortunately, the Milk
An odd and funny story about breakfast cereal and time travel.
Publisher: New York : Harper Audio, p2013
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780062332080
Branch Call Number: CD Children GAIMAN
Characteristics: 1 sound disc (1 hr.) :,digital ;,4 3/4 in


From Library Staff

Dad just went out for a pint of milk for the kids' cereal, but when he finally returns, he has quite a story to tell. Author Gaiman narrates. Also available to download.

From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

Feb 04, 2015
  • JCLChrisK rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The book's unnamed Dad tells the most inventive story ever rather than admit he dallied while running out to get milk for his children's breakfast cereal. It's the type of random, convoluted, logic-defying yarn only a child is imaginative enough to invent, and it's excellently, amusingly right up its readers' alleys. Nicely illustrated and perfectly fun.

A quick sample:

"The globby aliens went a very pale green. The pirates, shiny-black-hair-men, and the piranhas looked at them, puzzled, seeking some kind of explanation, as did the wumpires.

" 'If two things that are the same thing touch,' proclaimed the volcano god, 'then the whole Universe shall end. Thus sayeth the great and unutterable Splod.'

" 'How does a volcano know so much about transtemporal metascience?' asked one of the pale green aliens.

" 'Being a geological formation gives you a lot of time to think,' said Splod. 'Also, I subscribe to a number of learned journals.' "

And that doesn't even mention the time travel, hot-air-balloon-flying stegosaurus professor, or intergalactic dinosaur police.

Aug 03, 2014
  • squazi1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This story focuses on the very silly and imaginative tale (involving alient abduction and being captured by pirates) that the Dad recounts to explain to his kids why it took so long to get home with the milk when their Mom was away. It has funny dry British humor. My only complaint was that I felt it went on too long, but my 6 year old boy liked it!


Add Age Suitability

Aug 03, 2014
  • squazi1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

squazi1 thinks this title is suitable for 5 years and over


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add a Notice

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Find it at MCL


Powered by BiblioCommons.
app02 Version nodvandig Last updated 2015/03/05 16:13