Saturday, March 12, 2011

Book Review: The Magic Finger by Roald Dahl




"The Gregg family loves hunting, but their eight-year-old neighbor can't stand it. After countless pleas for them to stop are ignored, she has no other choice--she has to put her magic finger on them. Now the Greggs are a family of birds, and like it or not, they're going to find out how it feels to be on the other end of the gun."

This was a very cute book that I wish went on at least 50 more pages. It's a sort of animal loving, cautionary tale that is both heartwarming and entertaining. I enjoyed  seeing them have a change of heart and what led them to it.

The cutest part was when one of the ducks, after turning semi-human, answers the phone in the Gregg's house:
"Hello?" I said
"Quack!" said a voice at the other end.
"Who is it?" I asked.
"Quack-Quack!"
"Phillip," I said, "is that you?"

All in all, I give The Magic Finger 3 out of 4 stars. Definitely recommended for independent readers who love magic and fantasy.

1 comment:

  1. Must be an enjoyable read The Magic Finger by Roald Dahl. loved the way you wrote it. I find your review very genuine and orignal, this book is going in by "to read" list.

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