The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors

The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors

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New York Times Bestseller! 5 Starred Reviews! "Will have listeners in stitches." —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "Purely absurd, sidesplitting humor." —Booklist (starred review) "Demands bombastic, full-volume performances." —Publishers Weekly (starred review) "Perfect for a guffawing share with younger sibs or buddy read." —BCCB (starred review) "The sort of story that makes children love to read." —School Library Journal (starred review) From acclaimed, bestselling creators Drew Daywalt, author of The Day the Crayons Quit and The Day the Crayons Came Home, and Adam Rex, author-illustrator of Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich, comes a laugh-out-loud hilarious picture book about the epic tale of the classic game Rock, Paper, Scissors. "I couldn't stop laughing while reading this aloud to a group of kids," commented the founder of, Kari Ness Riedel.
Publisher: 2020.
ISBN: 9780063026858
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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Three legendary warriors, each undefeated in its own realm and in search of a worthy opponent, finally meet their match as they do battle in the great cavern of two-car garage. This laugh-out-loud funny book will have everyone shouting “ROCK PAPER SCISSORS!”

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Lars_J Jun 05, 2017

These are the GREATEST warriors in the land, but who is the greatest warrior of all?

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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.

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