Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Magic Finger by Roald Dahl

The Magic finger by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake is a fun easy read for young elementary students. This story is about a 8 year old girl who remains nameless through out the story who possesses a magical finger. She then becomes angry when people go hunting and it just happens that's exactly what her new neighbors love to do. After continuously asking them to stop and being rudely denied she resorts to using her special finger. The neighbors find themselves with wings the next morning and the tables turned, they have become the hunted! Roald Dahl presents the theme of animal rights into this story, which could start some discussion.This was a quick read that beginning readers would enjoy. Quentin Blake includes great illustrations through out the book to help create a picture in the readers mind. I would definitely recommend this book to teachers and parents as a fun read aloud for their children. It is a silly book that can inspire imagination.

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