The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors

The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors

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"You've played the game. Now read the legend of the three great warriors who started it all... Rock, Paper, Scissors!"--Front jacket flap.
Publisher: New York : Balzer + Bray, [2017]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780062438898
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Rex, Adam - Illustrator
Alternative Title: Rock Paper Scissors


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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.

Chicago Public Library recommends this title as one of the best books published in 2017.

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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.

DPLpaigeone 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!

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Sep 28, 2017

Disure thinks this title is suitable for 4 years and over


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