M.G. Booland, Art Detective
MG: What's The Scream?
Me: It's a piece of art. Very famous. Want to see what it looks like?
MG *studying the photo in the newspaper*: Did somebody make a copy of it?
Me: Well, yes, lots of people have made lots of copies. But the first copy, the painting that the artist made, is gone. It was stolen, and no one knows where it is.
MG, urgently: We have to find it!
Me: Um, okay...how?
MG: We have to be detectives.
Me: Great. What should we do?
MG: We have to do it at night, so no one can see us...and wear dark clothes..wear dark hats...wear dark socks...wear dark shoes...and bring a magnifying glass!
Me: Okay...where should we look?
MG: All over the town!
Me: Why all the dark clothes?
MG: We want to blend in. With the darkness. And I will wear a black wig. Because my hair is yellow.
Me: What will we do with the magnifying glass?
MG: Well--this is what we'll do. We'll study the burglar's footprints. If you see a footprint, you look closely, and see if it looks like a burglar's. And then if you find a whole bunch of them in a line, that means it might be leading to the painting!