The Magic Scissors by Loes Spaander
Name: Abhyudaya Mehta (9 years)
School: Raghubir Singh Junior Modern School, Humayun Road, New Delhi.
The Magic Scissors happens to be my favourite story. This story has the right balance of humour, a dose of drama, and a precise moral. What makes this story unique is the simple, yet narrative style used by the author. The description makes the reader see the setting clearly. Adding to it are the clear illustrations which bring clarity of thought to the reader.
The easy narrative centers on a normal child with simple dreams and wishes, his family and everyday needs. The story has a gentle irony to it that leaves a lasting impression on the mind of the reader. It provokes the readers thought channels in the right direction.
The language used is simple and can be understood by any child. The story, beautifully narrated takes us closer to nature and gives us simple yet precious moments of happiness which no amount of wealth can provide. And last but not the least the moral of the story that WEALTH DOES NOT ALWAYS MEAN HAPPINESS leaves a strong impact on our mind. I like the story as it gives an insight into the world seen through the eyes of a little child having simple dreams and wishes!