Ruby Wishfingers - Skydancer's Escape by Deborah Kelly
Published by Wombat Books
Warning: Not for readers who dislike imaginative and out-of-the-ordinary books.
Ruby Wishfingers - Skydancer's Escape is a funny, interesting and intriguing book for school-age children, especially beginner readers.
It's about a quite ordinary girl named Ruby Wishfingers. She's totally normal......all except for her extraordinary last name. Ruby's parents encourage her to think about nothing but ordinary things. But with a name like that, who can?
Ruby wakes up one ordinary morning and finds her fingers itching, twitching, jerking and twirling. She wishes that they will just calm down. Quite suddenly, they do! How is this happening?
Granny Wishfingers explains to Ruby what is going on. Ruby has the gift to wish for anything she wants! That may sound amazing to you....but wishes don't always turn out exactly as expected, as you will see in this thrilling and gripping story.
My favourite part was when Ruby was chasing after her fluffy pink unicorn Skydancer, leaping through the streets. When Ruby wished that she could run as fast as a cheetah, I wished I could do that, too!
This is not an ordinary little dusty book stored away. This is an extraordinarily funny book, with an extremely exciting plot, stirred in with a sprinkle of wishes and a large helping of imagination.
I think this book is fantastically great, but perhaps it ends a bit too sharply. I was expecting a bit more to cleaning up the house than just using a simple mop and bucket. I wanted to see a bit more fizz and bang, something more exciting!
Would you like to meet a real live unicorn? Would you like to experience jelly-bean rain? Would you like to see large red gobstopper tomatoes? Would you like to hear a talking cat? Then come on aboard this book, it's just about to open its pages to you. I recommend this awesome book for children between five and eight years old. I give it a star rating of 4.5 out of 5.
CKT Book Reviewer
Author: Deborah Kelly
Illustrator: Leigh Hedstrom
Title: Ruby Wishfingers - Skydancer's Escape
Publisher: Wombat Books
Published: March 2016