Fortunately, the Milk...

Fortunately_the_MilkThere's no milk.

So Dad saves the day by going to buy some. Really, that's all that happens. Very boring. Soooooooo boring. Yaaaaaaawwwn. You don't want to read it.

There are absolutely definitely none of the following things in this book:


Globby Green Aliens

Intergalactic Police

Angry Volcano Gods Demanding Human Sacrifice

And most definitely NOT a time-travelling hot air balloon piloted by the brilliant Professor Steg...

Neil Gaiman - the award-laden, bestselling author of The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Stardust, The Graveyard Book and Coraline - has created a gloriously entertaining novel about time-travel, dinosaurs, milk and dads that's perfect for reading aloud with kids. Watch Neil read from Fortunately, the Milk here.

Stunningly illustrated by the award-winning Chris Riddell, Fortunately, the Milk is a feast for the eyes and imagination! Watch Chris Riddell illustrate from Fortunately, the Milk here.

Apply for a free copy of the book below.

In praise of Fortunately, the Milk

'Gaiman is the nearest thing children's books have to a Rock Star: If you enjoy fantasy, he is irresistible ... it's just perfect'. The Times

'A story that is as entertaining for adults as children.' Observer

'Anarchically silly'. Metro

'A ridiculous riot of a book.' Scotsman

'Sumptuously fantastical ... reading aloud will be joyous.' Sunday Times – Nicolette Jones

'A wildly energetic exploration of time, space and credibility.' Independent

Download the activity pack here

Keep your kids entertained with this Fortunately, the Milk inspired activity pack. It includes heaps of activities ranging from making your very own milk carton to drawing your own dinosaur and colouring in.

About Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell

Neil_GaimanNeil Gaiman has written highly acclaimed books for both children and adults and is the first author to have won both the Carnegie and Newbery Medals for the same work – The Graveyard Book. The L.A. Times has described his multi-million-selling graphic novel series Sandman as 'the greatest epic in the history of comic books'. Many of his books, including Coraline and Stardust, have been made into films, Neverwhere has been adapted for TV and radio, and American Gods is in development as a major HBO series. He has also written two amazing episodes of Doctor Who and appeared in The Simpsons as himself. In 2013 he published his first adult novel for seven years, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, which received stellar reviews and was a bestseller around the world.



Chris Riddell is a much loved illustrator and acclaimed political cartoonist. He has won the Nestlé Gold Award and two Kate Greenaway Medals. He is co-creator of the hugely successful New York Times bestseller The Edge Chronicles.




If you receive a free copy of Fortunately, the Milk, we do expect you to post a review or join in the discussion on the thread.

This giveaway closes 10am, Tuesday 10 June, so apply for a free copy now.





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