The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors

The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors

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ArapahoeGeorgia Mar 02, 2021

I’m guessing that a lot of you are familiar with the game of Rock, Paper, Scissors. I loved that game as a kid. And if you know a reader who loves silly books, The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors is sure to be a winner.

This is the chronicle of a series of battles between the now-famous Rock, Paper, and Scissors – as well as a cast of other fierce, yet ridiculous characters. Prepare yourself, though! This is an epic legend that includes lots of immature humor. I’m also giving you fair warning that you might find yourself helplessly drawn to playing countless rounds of the game.

This book is written by Drew Daywalt and illustrated by Adam Rex. It won the 2019 Colorado Children’s Picture Book Award. These awards are chosen by kids instead of adults. Some are silly, some are sweet, some are serious...but if you know a reluctant reader, you are sure to find a book on this awards list that will win their seal of approval!

It is recommended for ages 4-8, but older kids will enjoy this book, as well!

Sep 24, 2020

This is a great book. My boys loved it. Prior to reading the book; rock, paper, scissors is how we have come to settle many of "I'm first" "No I'm first" disputes. So they were excited to read it.

Dec 05, 2019

This is a great laugh out loud read for anyone!

Aug 16, 2019

Chloe, a participant of SPL's TD Summer Reading Club, rated this book 5 stars! She thought it was interesting to read about rock and where he came from. She chose the book because she loves to play rock, paper, scissors ALL THE TIME!

JCLHeatherM Dec 21, 2018

There's a quirky little history to the classic game of 'rock paper scissors' that will readers young and old in stitches and ready to conquer their own realms of the world.

Jul 20, 2018

It’s a very interesting story to explain the legend of Rock Paper Scissors.

ReadJillyRead Jun 06, 2018

A silly book on how we have come to play Rock, Paper, Scissors. The illustrations are a great addition to this story. This book is definitely a fun read-a-loud for the whole family.

May 16, 2018

This book is hilarious. I'm an adult, and I still loved it. The language might be a little lofty at times, and the full scope of the humor might be lost on really young readers ("Bow before our child-pleasing shapes and flavors, sword master!" the dinosaur chicken nuggets say to Scissors at one point), but slightly older children should get plenty of chuckles out of this "legendary" origin story.

LAYNE_A Mar 12, 2018

This story begs to be read aloud complete with sports announcer style voicework. Kids will love the epic battle sequences leading up to the ultimate showdown.

katarina_biblio Feb 06, 2018

Clever illustrations, adult jokes and references and epic storytelling made me laugh out loud! Definitely recommend.

ArapahoeLesley Dec 10, 2017

Super awesome story time in the car with my older sister and this gem of a book.

ArapahoeStaff2 Nov 22, 2017

Kids will love this for the silly tone and the epic illustrations.

ksweet3 Oct 31, 2017

This is book will actually have you reading with such enthusiasm. My nephew loved it so, that I actually had to go and buy the book for him. You will be "victorious" just like rock, paper and scissors.

AnnabelleLee27 Oct 18, 2017

Fun for kids and adults, great illustrations.

DPLPaigeB Oct 12, 2017

When three great warriors, Rock, Paper and Scissors meet for the first time, an epic battle begins! Let’s meet the warriors! Rock from the Kingdom of Backyard, Paper from the Empire of Mom’s Home Office on lonely and windswept Desk and Scissors from the Kitchen Realm in the tiny village of Junk Drawer. All three have battled warriors in their own areas and are feeling unchallenged. The battles have been too easy. Even in the battle between Scissors and Dinosaur–Shaped Chicken Nuggets –Scissors wins again! The search continues until the three meet in the great cavern of Two-Car Garage. This colorful picture book is perfect for all ages. In comic book text, bold lettering and humorous illustrations, Rex creates an arena of blues, reds and greens filled with action. Children will love hearing the familiar game of rock, paper, scissors come to life! Who will be victorious? Battle it out with Rock, Paper and Scissors!

nmaryann Aug 08, 2017

Drew Daywalt writes a hilarious and dramatic tale of how the great legends rock, paper, and scissors came to meet and, of course, battle in the cavern of Two-Car Garage. Rock hails from the Kingdom of Backyard, Paper’s territory is the Empire of Mom’s Home Office, and Scissors resides in the Kitchen Realm. Rock, paper, and scissors are each invincible in their respective kingdoms—smooshing Apricot, jamming the Computer Printer, battling Dinosaur-Shaped Chicken Nuggets—and must leave their realms to find worthy opponents! Rex’s illustrations perfectly express the outrageous drama of Daywalt’s narrative. This book will appeal to children of all ages!

DBRL_KatieL Jul 10, 2017

The story opens in “The Kingdom of Backyard,” where the great warrior Rock is unsatisfied with his conquests; there are no opponents who present enough of a challenge for him. In other distant lands (“Empire of Mom’s Home Office” and “Ream of Kitchen”) Scissors and Paper are facing similar problems. All three venture to “The Great Cavern of Two-Car Garage” in search of worthy challengers. When they meet, an epic three-way battle begins, one that is still going on today. (Don’t worry, no one gets hurt.) The text is laugh-out-loud funny, and the illustrations are mesmerizing.

Th3L1brar1an Jun 24, 2017

Finally! The backstory of Rock, Paper, and Scissors - what were they up to before they found each other? Funny, great illustrations - perfect for kids that are a bit older or to ensure that the adults reading have a good laugh.

Jun 13, 2017

This book is fantastic. I couldn't love it more. Both my kiddos, age 4 & 7 requested it multiple times - so many we purchased a copy of our own. But, just a warning, it really only works if you read it in multiple voices - including Vince McMahon's from WWF...enjoy!

May 11, 2017

Beautifully illustrated, extremely clear concept but maybe limited audience. I think my 8 year old grandson would enjoy but my 4 year old granddaughter might not really "get it".

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