May 27, 2014

Review #40-- Fortunately the Milk

  I am currently gobbling up the Stories for Younger Readers section of the NYPL's List of 100 Titles to Read and Share.

These books are great for 6 – 8 year olds as read alouds :) 
Of course, some books are appealing to all ages, like this one:

 . . . drumroll please . . .  

#40 Fortunately the Milk by Neil Gaiman
4 Cheers!

This is good stuff.
A story full of reckless abandon & outlandish turns, that takes the most ordinary of objects (a carton of milk) and creates a riotous adventure. Often, the typeface is a part of the action, with words wheeling about on the page and sudden fonts giving the text a new texture. There is even a subtle dig on the Twilight series, for those who care (page 68). Even reluctant readers in 3rd, 4th or 5th would likely go for this book because of the funny illustrations on nearly every page. It looks inviting, and that’s a start (they may need some help when they get to words like transtemporal metasciene . . . there is some time travel involved).
Read this book. I loved it.

1 comment:

  1. What fun! This book sounds like a real winner! Thanks for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday! Looking forward to seeing you again this week!