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This book is a sheer delight. It follows the fortunes of Dad, as he pops out for a pint of milk and is waylaid by aliens, pirates, dinosaurs, volcano gods and vampires on his way home. But fortunately, the milk stays firmly in his possession and finally lands on the breakfast table, having helped save the world along the way!

This is Neil Gaiman at his inventive best, clearly having a ball. The story is jam-packed with wit and silliness, and the illustrations by Chris Riddell are perfectly matched – it’s quite clear who Dad is – and have oodles of child-appeal. The story reads aloud wonderfully, and is perfect for sharing at bedtime with young children. I loved the ending! This one is destined to be a children’s classic, and can be enjoyed by both children and their own wacky parents. Brilliant! *****

Bloomsbury, 2013, ISBN 9781408841761

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