Reading Level: Children’s
Size: 128 pages
Release Date: September 17, 2013
Stand Alone or Series: Stand Alone
Rating: 5/5 stars
I am a huge fan of Neil Gaiman’s work and was excited to read this most recent kid’s book by him. It was very funny, with wonderful illustrations, and was just very well done.
When mom goes away to a conference for work, dad is left in charge of the kids. However dad forgets to get more milk, so he leaves to do so and is gone for a long time. However, when he does get back he has quite the story about why it took him so long. It’s a story that involve aliens, pirates, dinosaurs, angry natives, and…of course…piranhas.
I read this book with my six year old son. He got a kick out of it and so did my husband (who was listening in). It’s a very funny story. This is basically a way over one version of that whopper of a story your dad told about the time when he…..
Basically the dad fabricates an elaborate and fantastic story about when it took him so long to get that darn milk. The kids of course know that he is absolutely full of it. But as things go on they are not so sure. The end of the book throws a little twist at you and makes you wonder if maybe it wasn’t a story after all….
The illustration throughout is really really well done. I enjoyed it a lot. Some of the writing is done as illustration as well (not typed). It’s all very creative and makes for a very nice package overall. The book as a whole is just very well put together and high quality.
Overall an excellent read for all ages. Adult and kids alike will enjoy this book. I mean what is not to like? It has pirate, ponies, aliens, dinosaurs and even not-so-sparkly vampires. It has crazy inventions, adventure, time travel, and piranhas. Highly recommended to everyone and a super fun read.