I'm generally proud of myself when I successfully make it home after a Saturday stop at my local wholesale store, but that's a drop in the bucket compared to the fantastical adventures that ensue during this run to the corner store for milk.
Mom is out of town for a few days, so dad is tasked with keeping the house in order. Breakfast is delayed while he spends an inordinate amount of time venturing out to replenish that most important complement to breakfast cereal and British tea -- the milk. Dad finally returns with a larger than life tale that features aliens, dinosaurs in hot air balloons, ponies, wupires, and (my favorite) a little time travel to save the day! The story is so entertaining, who cares if dad is just making up excuses?
Each page has a fun visual element, whether it's an image or playful typography. Skottie Young's illustrations capture the story with an edgy whimsy, perfect for a Neil Gaiman story. It's a quick read -- the fast-paced tale has no need for chapters -- that will appeal to readers young and old.