The Legend Of Rock Paper Scissors by Drew DaywaltThe Legend Of Rock Paper Scissors by Drew Daywalt

The Legend Of Rock Paper Scissors

byDrew DaywaltIllustratorAdam Rex

Hardcover | April 4, 2017

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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.

Drew Daywalt is an American filmmaker and author. His children's books include The Day the Crayons Quit and The Day the Crayons Came Home. 030   Adam Rex received a BFA from the University of Arizona. His first picture book, The Dirty Cowboy by Amy Timberlake, was published in 2003. His works include Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich, The ...
Title:The Legend Of Rock Paper ScissorsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:48 pages, 11 × 10 × 0.98 inPublished:April 4, 2017Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062438891

ISBN - 13:9780062438898


Rated 5 out of 5 by from fantastic!!! this book is hilarious! read this to a grade 2 class and they LOVED it. definitely will purchase for my own collection, and i definitely recommend it for primary school ages #plumreview
Date published: 2017-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! This is a great book! My class loves it!
Date published: 2017-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic!!! This book is hilarious! The kids absolutely loved it!!! Finally knowing "the truth" about how Rock, paper, Scissors came to be a game... instant classic! Pictures are excellent! Totally recommend this book!
Date published: 2017-07-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So much fun! Really fun and quirky story - sure to entertain parents and kids.
Date published: 2017-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous hilarious book that both kids and adults will love! This fabulous book will have kids in stitches. Drew Daywalt and Adam Rex have created a fabulous, fun-filled book to explain where the epic game, Rock Paper Scissors, originated. It's a battle of the strengths and it teaches that a pliable sheet of paper can overtake the strength of a solid rock while the sharp scissors can take out that flimsy paper in one sharp snip. Wow! Who knew? The book begins, "long ago, in an ancient distant realm called the Kingdom of Backyard," there is an undefeated warrior named Rock. He looks around for a challenger to take down and finds a wooden clothes pin just hanging out on the line. He yells, "drop that underwear and battle me, you ridiculous wooden clip-man!" He proves that Clothespin is no match for his might and Rock emerges the victor. Next opponent is Apricot, and he is pinned to the ground and smooshed quite easily by Rock. Even though Rock is the undisputed winner, inside he feels unhappy and unfulfilled. The next scenario takes place in the "Empire of Mom's Home Office". There Paper, the second warrior seeks the glory of battle. You meet Paper, a sticky note with eyes and a nose drawn on him, who has the smarts. He is branded the "smartest warrior" in the land, and he too is unvanquished and unfulfilled because nobody can outwit him in his kingdom. Paper fights the computer printer, who cries, "Noooooo! Not a paper Jam!" and the printer is toast. Next, a half-eaten bag of trail mix from the trash is up, and guess what? He is taken to the mat too by super Paper. Oh my! Lastly, in the "Kitchen realm in the tiny village of Junk Drawer", there resides a third great warrior. Can you guess his name? Yes, it's Scissors! She swashbuckles and defeats tape and then climbs up to the freezer and defeats dinosaur-shaped chicken nuggets. Afterwards she wonders, "Am I so good that not even Dinosaur-Shaped Chicken Nuggets can beat me?" That is amazingly good. The three seasoned warriors have a grand smack-down event in the "great cover of Two-Car Garage!" Who will become the champion and declare ultimate victory? Can you guess? Will all three find the happiness they are yearning for and their emptiness filled? The illustrations are spot-on perfect and this witty book is full of action, expression and fun from beginning to end. It's laugh-out-loud hilarious for both young and old. I highly, highly recommend it.
Date published: 2017-06-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Confusing I love the illustrations but the story is a bit unclear.
Date published: 2017-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The start of the famous game This hilarious book exposes the story of how the Rock Paper Scissors game came about. Bold illustrations and varying fonts bring to life everyday objects from the backyard, the office and the kitchen. A great read aloud, children ages five to eight will want to hear this again and again.
Date published: 2017-04-25

Editorial Reviews

’The title and cover image are enough to get you giggling all on their own. But the epic battles depicted by children’s book powerhouses Drew Daywalt and Adam Rex are sure to have us in stitches.” Best Books of the Month