"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.
"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.