“I have invented the thing we are traveling in, which I call Professor Steg’s Floaty-Ball-Person-Carrier.”
“I call it a balloon,” I said.
“Professor Steg’s Floaty-Ball-Person-Carrier is the original name,” he said.
This is an illustrated book for children and a really funny and wacky at that. I love how Neil completely turns around the ‘kid-goes-on-an-adventure-and-adults-don’t-believe-him’ trope and has the Dad be the one with the crazy adventure story that his skeptical kids don’t believe. It’s great and it shows that imagination doesn’t die in youth.
It’s a fun to read story and something hilarious to read to your kids, if you have any, or to younger siblings. Or, in my case, just to myself. Neil Gaiman’s wit and imagination can never be denied.