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The Cheap Reader

The Cheap Reader is Alison. She works in a library and dreams of one day becoming a Youth Services Librarian. She loves reading and has a soft spot in her heart for YA and MG fiction.

The Magic Finger

The Magic Finger - Quentin Blake, Roald Dahl This was a quick fun book to ease me into my Roald Dahl challenge. Not surprisingly, I have not heard of this book because I’ve only read Dahl’s more popular books.The story has all of Dahl’s usual elements: mean adults (bonus: mean children!), a fantastical idea, his quirky voice, and a bit of a lesson. I’m not terribly thrilled with the message because not all hunters are bad but I appreciate the gesture he’s trying to make.The story is super short (57 pages). I feel it would be better suited in a collection of short stories rather than a stand alone book. The language and story is a lot more childish and simplistic than I remember his other books being. I guess that’s a major plus if you have young(er) readers who want to read Dahl’s books.Unrelated to the story: since my book was a part of a box set my book came with some bonus information about Dahl. There was a timeline, information about his family, facts, and that sort of thing. He seemed like a fun man! I hope all the books have information in them. I can’t wait to read Boy and Going Solo now!Rating 3/5Not my favorite book by him but it was still enjoyable!