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Not a perfect Roald Dahl replacement but good fun
on 29 June 2017
My 5.5yo loves Roald Dahl and we have read all of them bar 2 (Going Solo and The Witches) and have been cycling through them on repeat for a few months. I was looking for a replacement read, and this was recommended. It is fun, and it is whacky, and it features pirates and dinosaurs and aliens, but for me it moves at such a fast pace that my boy struggled to keep up. It also features time travel which is a tricky concept to explain. Whilst he enjoyed it I felt that it was almost too frantic. I think Mr Dahl's genius is the description and context of time, place and feelings, and I felt that Fortunately, the Milk was missing a lot of the whimsy, pace and light touches of a Roald Dahl book.