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Every Saturday morning the Greg family goes off to shoot animals and birds. But the girl who lives next door hates hunting.
Now it's made her so angry she's PUT THE MAGIC FINGER ON THEM ALL. And very strange things have begun to happen . . . And now you can listen to THE MAGIC FINGER (with THE MINPINS) and other Roald Dahl audiobooks read by some very famous voices, including Kate Winslet, David Walliams and Steven Fry - plus there are added squelchy soundeffects from Pinewood Studios! Also look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play- including the disgusting TWIT OR MISS! and HOUSE OF TWITS inspired by the revolting Twits.

The Magic Finger Reviews | Toppsta

  • ISBN: 9780141365404
  • Pub Date: 11th February 2016
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 80

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16th August '17
Mshepfrommelbourne read it themselves aged 7 aged 7
The Magic Finger 9780141365404
5 stars
The Magic Finger is a very inspiring book. You won't think it's a good book from its cover but it really is. It drags its readers into the book. It is a great, funny book. It describes things very well and it makes you want to read the book everyday. There are too many things that I could tell you but I will keep some surprises for you. This is why I love this book. 
15th June '17
Keirawaddell8 read it themselves aged 8 aged 8
The Magic Finger 9780141365404
5 stars
I like this book because itt's fun to read. 
My favourite bit is when the gregg family get turned into birds because the father and his kids went out every Saturday morning Into the forest and shoot birds and wild animals. She liked the animals so she saw red and used her magic finger.  
When she gets angry she sees red and her magic finger turns people into something relating to what makes her angry. 
I read this book and really enjoyed it. I have read it a few times. It's one of my favourite roald dahl books 
26th June '17
ArjanST read it themselves aged 5 aged 5
The Magic Finger 9780141365404
5 stars
My son brought this book home from school, he picked it out himself from the library. He is becoming a great Roald Dahl fan having already read "Fantastic Mr Fox", "James and the Giant Peach", "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and "Matilda" so I guess it appealed to him when he saw the author. This is a shorter book than pretty much all of RD's other books and teaches a valuable lesson to children about treating others how you wish to be treated. My son loved this book and thought it was funny in places too, especially with the ducks living as humans. Another great book RD!
18th June '17
I read it to Millie1 aged 7 aged 7
The Magic Finger 9780141365404
5 stars
Who doesn't love a book by Roald Dahl? I remember this book with great affection from my childhood and really enjoyed reading it to my daughter. She loved all the bits I enjoyed when my parents read it to me, such as when the Gregg family got turned into birds and had to build a nest. A real trip down memory lane. 
6th April '18
ChildGenius read it themselves aged 9 aged 9
The Magic Finger 9780141365404
5 stars
This book is highly recommended as it deals with issues of animal rights and conservation in a light and humorous manner. It will appeal to all Roald Dahl fans. 
5th October '18
NancieNoodles read it themselves aged 8 aged 8
The Magic Finger 9780141365404
5 stars
This book is such a funny book for all the family to enjoy. We love how the girls magic powers come out when she gets really angry. I wish that would happen to me sometimes! 

The Greg's family deserved everything they got as they don't care for anything but themselves. We loved when Mr Greg woke up and he wasnt what he seemed! 

This story made us laugh most of the way through it!
26th September '18
I read it to Panda aged 9 aged 9
The Magic Finger 9780141365404
5 stars
This is an entertaining book with a strong moral message. It tells the story of an eight year old girl who uses the power of her magic finger to correct what she perceives as injustices. Initially she uses her magic finger powers on a teacher who makes fun of her spelling ability. Then she uses it on the Gregg family; Mr Gregg and his two sons love to go hunting and, ‘It doesn’t seem right to me that men and boys should kill animals just for the fun they get out of it.’  For the Greggs, the magic finger treatment forces them to experience life from the point of view of the birds they have shot - ducks! My daughter and I really enjoyed this engaging book. 
23rd September '17
I read it to Brobee aged 5 aged 5
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5 stars
I read this story when I was a child and so remembered how much the short story moved me. It us quite a quirky tale and really makes you consider how you treat others. It's short enough to read in one sitting and is accessible for younger readers. 
6th January '19
I read it to eric_ aged 5 aged 5
The Magic Finger 9780141365404
5 stars
What a great and fun story! We couldn't stop reading this together at bedtime. Since it doesn't have chapters we ended up just reading it all in one go and it has various illustrations throughout, so great for kids that just moved on from picture books. We highly recommend this book about a girl that has a magic finger that whenever she gets "red", then it will do some magic and her neighbours end up being her next "victims" and have an incredible adventure! 
11th July '18
I read it to aiwilford aged 6 aged 6 & to mrwilford aged 4 aged 4
The Magic Finger 9780141365404
5 stars
Another great Roald Dahl book! A family are turned into small people with duck wings and the ducks are turned big but with arms. It's has a great message about treating other how you would like to be treated yourself. It's a funny book and my favourite part is when the family of duck-people try to make their first nest. 
12th July '18
O11ie read it themselves aged 8 aged 8
The Magic Finger 9780141365404
5 stars
Oliver loved this book and spent days pointing his luckily not magic finger at his siblings in hope of turning them into bird people. Great story line, just enough twists and turns to keep the older ones entertained. 
14th January '17
I read it to Tommyg aged 9 aged 9
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4 stars
myself and Tom read the book today its one of Roald Dahls shorter stories, the book is a good story with food for thought "would you like it ? if the tables were turned?

Toms comments was that the little girl wasn't in the book enough.

A great short read.
1st November '16
Belllboo read it themselves aged 9 aged 9
The Magic Finger 9780141365404
3 stars
The the Magic Finger is about people hunting and being punished for killing innocent animals.  I have had read this book lots of times and some parts are really funny.
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