“Waiting On” WednesdayΒ is a weekly event, hosted over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that are being eagerly anticipated.

Fortunately, the Milk by Neil GaimanFortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman
Goodreads – MG – September 2013 by Bloomsbury

Fortunately, the Milk will be a time-travelling adventure for young readers featuring aliens, dinosaurs, volcano gods and a pint of milk that saves the universe! The book will be illustrated throughout by Chris Riddell, and will be the third Neil Gaiman project that Chris Riddell has worked on. Chris has previously illustrated the tenth anniversary edition of Coraline and The Graveyard Book, for which he was Kate Greenaway Medal shortlisted.

Thoughts: Ok, first off, who isn’t a Neil Gaiman fan? Seriously, who? If you’ve ever meet one, make sure they report to hospital for brain damage – because that ain’t normal.

Fortunately, the Milk sounds like the wackiest, most brilliant thing ever. Reminds of something Douglas Adams would come up with (and, no, I don’t have a higher compliment than that one). If you still aren’t sold, let Neil pitch it himself:

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