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Who's Seen the Scissors: 06/17/13
Who's Seen the Scissors by Fernando Krahn is a wordless picture book from the 1970s. It's done in pencil sketches except for red ink (or perhaps paint) reserved for the titular character, a magical pair of scissors that escape from a tailor and go on a flight through town.
Each picture builds on the last one with a red dotted line showing the path the scissors take. By comparing the before and after one can see the damage that the scissors have done. Flowers get decapitated, a lion gets a haircut, and so forth. It's really cute and doesn't require any sort of explanation in the form of words.
The only thing that could have made it better is if the scissors were shown traveling left to right. By reversing the path the book could be come one long panorama that follows the scissors through town and out the country where the circus is.
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