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Ruby Finkelman Finds the Real Magic

Illustrated by Shahar Kober
Published by The Collective Book Studio
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

A delightful and humorous exploration of responsibility and integrity, seen through the charming lens of Jewish culture and values.

Ruby Finkelman Finds the Real Magic is a whimsical and heartwarming picture book that resonates with the universal theme of doing the right thing. Set in the picturesque village of Kvellville, where kindness and respect are the norms, we meet Ruby Finkelman - a spirited and strong-willed young girl.

Ruby's world is turned upside down when she decides to stop brushing her teeth. This seemingly small act sets off a chain of events, impacting the entire town. As Kvellville's harmony begins to unravel, Ruby confronts the consequences of her actions and realizes her power to make things right.

Filled with humor, warmth, and playful storytelling, Ruby Finkelman Finds the Real Magic is more than just an entertaining tale. It's a celebration of Jewish values and a universal lesson in responsibility and making positive contributions to our world. This book is a delightful read for anyone who appreciates a story that blends cultural richness with timeless values.

About The Author

"Dr. Mike" King, a pediatric dentist and comedian, charms young patients with humor and magic. He's penned children's books Ruby Finkelman Finds the Real Magic, Flossopher and the Brushing Trees and Enamel the Camel, as well as the touching Dad Spelled Backward, detailing his path to fatherhood. Mike resides in NYC with his family. More at

About The Illustrator

Shahar Kober is an award-winning illustrator who has illustrated over 40 children’s books including work by former Children’s Laureate Michael Mopurgo, Israel’s national poet Hayim Bialik and award-winning children’s author Adam Lehrhaupt. His illustrations have been exhibited internationally. He lives in Israel near Haifa where he teaches at the WIZO Haifa Academy of Design and Education. Visit

Product Details

  • Publisher: The Collective Book Studio (July 3, 2025)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781685559281
  • Ages: 4 - 8

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