About the Book: “I bought the milk,” said my father. “I walked out of the corner shop, and heard a noise like this: T h u m m t h u m m. I looked up and saw a huge silver disc hovering in the air above Marshall Road.”“Hullo,” I said to myself. “That’s not something you see every day. And then something odd happened.”
Find out just how odd things get in this hilarious story of time travel and breakfast cereal, expertly told by Newbery Medalist and bestselling author Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Skottie Young.
My Two Cents: This is book is an incredibly fun, super-quick read. My kids and I loved the audio version (read by the author) and the illustrations in the print version. Silly and funny and absolutely entertaining for all ages.
Grade Level: 1-6
- Visit Neil Gaiman’s website for young readers.
- Make your own volcano like the the one that erupts in this book. You can even put an eye of splod in it! (Bonus points: Is this a chemical change or a physical change? Which is happening in a real volcano?)
- Check out this Dino Directory to learn more about all the types of dinosaurs in this book. They’re totally fascinating, even if none of them are time-travelling professors or members of the Dinosaur Space Police.
- This story starts with something so simple–a dad going to get milk for his kids. What amazing story can you create with a simple start? Check out Story Starters for Kids, or get some friends and start stories for each other.
More to Read:
- Another quick, funny read with one crazy event after another: Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar
- Another story with a bit of magic and a hot air balloon: A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd
- Another zany, funny British story where not everybody should be trusted: Horton Halfpott by Tom Angleberger
- And Neil Gaiman’s other books for kids, including Coraline and The Graveyard Book