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    Default Fortunately the Milk by Neil Gaiman

    Goodness, such a fun little book. It can probably be read aloud in an hour. I'd suggest it for 3rd grade and up. Basically, Mom goes to a convention and reminds Dad about things to do/remember while she's away. And the last thing she mentions is to remember to get milk for breakfast as they are out. Of course Dad forgets, so when the kids get up in the morning, there is no milk for their Toastios. Dad is not bothered by this until he realizes that there is no milk for his morning tea. So off to the store he goes, only it's taking him way longer than normal to return. What do expect when aliens kidnap you and you wind up traveling through time with a stegosaurus flying a floaty-ball-person-carrier? This is a fun, modern day tall tale tale tht I'm almost certain many kids will enjoy. There are cliff hanger points that makeit simple to break the story. I'm about to read it to my two this weekend, but have already read it for work. Soooo not like Coraline- which I personally found creepy.

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    I'd been looking at this book for my DS, but didn't realize it was so short. Or fun. He definitely prefers long and dark, so this is good to know.

    Ugh, Coraline. We haven't read the book, but the movie was the ultimate in creepy. My DH loved it and wants to see it again; DS and I were seriously disturbed. I honestly had a hard time stomaching that one; it was so perfectly done and the story so...ugh...creepy doesn't go far enough. *shudder*
    Mama to one son (12)

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    Looks like a fun tale, and I personally love all things Neil Gaiman. Definitely going to check it out for the mini-geek.
    Kazia
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    Quote Originally Posted by hockeymom View Post
    I'd been looking at this book for my DS, but didn't realize it was so short. Or fun. He definitely prefers long and dark, so this is good to know.

    Ugh, Coraline. We haven't read the book, but the movie was the ultimate in creepy. My DH loved it and wants to see it again; DS and I were seriously disturbed. I honestly had a hard time stomaching that one; it was so perfectly done and the story so...ugh...creepy doesn't go far enough. *shudder*
    You might want to pre read The Wolves in the Wall too. Shudder.

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Fortunately the Milk by Neil Gaiman