Tuesday, September 29, 2015

BOOK REVIEW: Scissortown by Margaret Welwood, Illustrated by Coralie Rycroft


How would a small town--well-ordered and supremely manicured--look after invasion by a horde of pink-slippered "Slicers and Dicers" who cause the townspeople to hide all their cutting implements? And then--how does life go on when nobody can cut anything at all? Although it is pure fantasy, "Scissortown" was written for another purpose besides entertainment--promotion of kindness and initiative in young children. 

REVIEW BY: Angelina, age 8 years, 11 months


I liked this book, it was pretty good. This book is about how everyone in a small town uses sharp things to get jobs done (like cutting hair, chopping vegetables, opening cans, etc.), but then a group called the "Slicers and Dicers" come and cut up or dice everything and the town is left in a mess! The townspeople decide to hide everything that is sharp so the "Dicers and Slicers" can't use them. They leave and then the townspeople forget where they hid everything! 

My favorite part was when the kids had long hair because I have very long hair and it reminded me of me! 

I give this book 3 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 5 to 8.