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 how it all began...Long ago, in an ancient and distant realm called the Kingdom of Backyard, there lived a warrior named ROCK. Meanwhile in the Empire of Mom's Home Office, a second great warrior sought the glory of battle. And his name was PAPER. At the same time, in the Kitchen Realm, in the tiny village of Junk Drawer, lived a third warrior. They called her SCISSORS. These three were the strongest, smartest, and fastest in all the land. Time and again they beat the most fearsome opponents they could find: an apricot, a computer printer--even frozen, breaded, dinosaur-shaped chicken nuggets! But when the warriors finally meet each other, the most epic round of battles begins...and never ends. That is why, to this day, children around the world honor these worthy adversaries by playing ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS!--Provided by Publisher.
Publisher: New York : Balzer + Bray, [2017]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062438898
0062438891
Branch Call Number: Day
Day
DAYWALT D
DAYWALT D
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Rex, Adam - Illustrator

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It’s very grandiose and dramatic, you can use voices, there’s humor at several different age levels, and at the end of the day you can’t go wrong with lines like “You, sir, look like a fuzzy butt.”


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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.

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ttmagin
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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