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Fortunately, the Milk: 07/24/14
Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman is a short science fiction story about a father heading out to get milk for breakfast and his adventures on the way home. As it's so very short, really not much more than a very silly shaggy dog story. It relies on the integration of illustrations to be a fully realized story.
And there are two very different versions of this book. As I live in the United States, I have easiest access to the version illustrated by Skottie Young. The illustrations take a part on every page, often with the words flowing around the drawings.
The UK version has illustrations by Chris Riddell. I am a HUGE Chris Riddell fan and I do plan to someday import his version of the book.
Now the story itself is very Douglas Adams. In the process of walking one block down the road, he's kidnapped by aliens, rescued by a time traveler and hurdled through time and space. For young Doctor Who fans, there are some wibbly wobbly timey wimey bits.