FORTUNATELY THE MILK
New York : Harper, 2013
IL 3-6, RL 4.2
When mum goes off to a conference, dadís routine trip to the corner store for milk becomes an epic adventure through time and space! (well, spaceSHIPS, anyway. Well, A spaceship. Twice.)
While fetching milk for his childrenís cereal, a father finds himself beamed up by aliens, threatened by pirates (who donít even know about walking the plank!), meeting the balloon-flying stegosaurus scientist who invented time travel, rather elaborately avoiding a volcanic eruption and also escaping from some very pale, rather hungry-looking (and not at all sparkly) people with funny accents.
Oh, and thereís ponies at one point.
And possibly piranhas.
Will he ever return to his poor hungry children?
Where there is milk, there is hope!
an awfully long time to run to the corner shop to buy
milk for the cereal. Despite his childrenís
suspicions, dad claims that he was definitely not
chatting with a friend he met on the street. He says
he was held up by an unfortunate adventure involving a
stegosaurus, space travel, a hot air balloon, pirates
and a near-encounter with the end of the world.
Fortunately, thanks to his efforts and dedication, the
milk survived the whole ordeal. (Booktalk by Louisiana
Young Readers' Choice Committee, 2016)
|SUBJECTS: Space and time -- Fiction.
Fathers -- Fiction.
Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction.