Neil Gaiman is a master storyteller, and Fortunately, the Milk does not disappoint. What kind of craziness can happen when Mum is away and Dad has to run out for some milk? A lot of craziness. Dad's quick morning errand turns into a once in a lifetime adventure when he's picked up by aliens. They want him to officially surrender Earth so they can redecorate, but Dad refuses. He escapes through an emergency exit that throws him into the space-time continuum. He ends up on a pirate ship, but is rescued by a time-traveling, hot air balloon riding, dinosaur! They travel through time in hopes of getting the milk home to the kids but encounter a few obstacles along the way.