By: Deborah Kelly
Illustrated by: Leigh Hedstrom
Genre: YF - Children's & teenage fiction & true stories
Published by: Wombat Books
Published: 22 Aug 2016
ISBN: 9781925139815


Ruby is back - and so are her wishes! With a head full of plans for the holidays Ruby’s fingertips already tingling with magic. That is, until Mum announces that Ruby’s horrible little toad of a cousin is coming to stay.

But some problems can’t just be wished away. Ruby’s wish for her cousin to turn into a real toad breaks magic’s most important rule. And when rules are broken, especially magic ones, there are always consequences.

Join Ruby and her little brother, Jellybean on another extraordinary adventure exploring a winter wonderland, experiencing life as a slimy toad and finding out what happens when magic falls into the wrong paws!


Ruby is an ordinary girl who has an extraordinary gift!

Just imagine what it would be like if you could just wish for anything that you wanted! For Ruby, when her fingers are tingly, this is exactly what she can do. But once again, Ruby realises that it isn't as easy as it seems.

Although this story is about imagination and magic, the lessons that we can learn from it about being kind, thinking of and helping others, acceptance, having consequences for our actions and the importance of family relationships, are thoroughly evident throughout.

Junior to middle girls will enjoy this next instalment in the Ruby Wishfingers series, and I am sure many will be hoping that Ruby’s magic might rub off on them! But remember, be careful what you wish for...

Reviewed by Sam