Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Read Harder Challenge - An audiobook

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

I've read this book but I couldn't pass up to hearing Neil Gaiman read this delightful book.

This is the story a father tells his children about why it took him so long to go and get milk for their cereal. It was a typical enough trip to the market to purchase the milk, but as he left to head home, things got difficult. There is a run in with aliens, time travel in a hot air balloon, and more interesting twists and turns (I don't want to spoil it!).

I received a signed copy of the book at Book Expo America a few years ago and quickly read through the book.  At the book talk, Neil mentioned that he writes children's book just as much for the parents as for the kids, and that is clearly evident in this book.  He mentioned that when a child likes a book an adult is 'forced' to read it multiple times so it should also be enjoyable for them. I can honestly say I can't wait to keep reading/listening to this story with my niece!

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