Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The Magic Finger

As a kid I absolutely loved Roald Dahl's book, and I still love them to this day. So, I was really excited when Son#1 took an interest in the Roald Dahl collection on his bookshelf. I thought I had read every one of his books growing up, but the other night I noticed a thin little book called The Magic Finger. Son#1 and I sat down and read it before bedtime. What a surprise! This is a great book for vegan kids, and a a good way to open up a dialogue about cruelty to animals.

14 comments:

dreaminitvegan said...

Again, thanks for the update! This book will be our second to our Roald Dahl collection regarding animals.

jAe said...

i'll admit, i'm more of a fan of quentin blake, than roald dahl, though it's nice that the two often come together!
with that being said, i might recommend a kids book that he illustrated recently called The Boy in the Dress. it was a really nice read. nothing to do with animals, more to do with gender and acceptance, but i thought it might be worth a mention anyway.

nora said...

aw i lova roald dahl! colleen patrick-goudreau read a nice short story by him )the boy who loved animals i think) on her veg food for though podcast! personally, i love the BFG! :)

Alicia said...

I love Roald Dahl. I don't remember reading this one though. I'll have to read it, especially when my sons get old enough to enjoy it.

slaterlife said...

This book sounds like a good way to teach my daughter about the cruelty to animals and being vegan. I'm going to have to check it out.
Thanks!

Laci said...

I LOVE Roald Dahl's books when I was a little kid! In fact, I still do... they're so cute and clever! It's funny, he wasn't necessarly vegan but when you think about it, Giant peaches (James and the Giant peach), horrible mean adults eating bird pies (the Twits, talking aminals (Mr. Fox)) and a candy factory (Charlie and the cho. factory)? Sounds animal friendly to me! :D

Melody Polakow said...

I am going to check this book out.. I admit, at first I thought the finger was THE FINGER and laughed out loud thinking your son and you read it together.

wingraclaire said...

That is so true! I am a teacher and use the book with my students (in fact, just did it again a few months ago). I love the way it asks the hard question, "Who allows you to do it?" And the hunters answering: "We allow ourselves!" The kids easily draw their own conclusions!

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VeganLinda said...

We love Dahl around here too (I recently blogged about his audio books) and this is one we also missed. I am going online to my library right now to check it out. Thanks!!

Sarah said...

i've never seen that one! i loved roald dahl when i was a kid too. good stuff.

Meg said...

I am going to have to check this one out! Love it!

Gaia @ Viva Granola said...

Love this book! First R.D. book I have read :)

Chrissy said...

thanks for the recommendation! this is the third dhal i read to my boys and i have read it now so many times i lost count! next book i am going to buy is titled "benji bean sprout doesn't eat meat". i'll let you know!
-chrissy

rohit said...

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.