Book Review: The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors by Drew Daywalt & Adam Rex (πŸ—ΏπŸ“„✂️ )

Summary: 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!

Release Date: April 2017
Age Group: Childrens, Picture Books, Humor
Source: Purchased at Scholastic Book Fair
Reviewed By:  Nat & The Boys

Playing Rock, Paper, Scissors is a right of passage in life. I mean, I'm pretty sure I've made the challenge in adulthood and thrown my hands up in victory. You know, winning is equivalent to the lottery because you have wagered something B-I-G. Like, who is going to turn off the bedroom light, who is going to pump the gas, who is going to do the walk of shame and drop the kids of tardy??? Who WHO W-H-O. The loser of course. The one that throws down Scissors at the wrong moment. The one who thinks you are always going to choose Rock and shoots down Paper! The Big "L" that's who.

Adulting. It's hard.

In childhood, Rock Paper Scissors determines who's "it" or decides who gets to go "first" or who has to follow through with "the dare". I know my monsters have been posted on our town crime watch thanks to losing a round of Rock, Paper, Scissors... yea, you read that right. They thought ding-dong ditching the grumpy neighbors (with cameras) was a brilliant idea. It wasn't.

The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors was epic! The Boys thought the images were so strong and cool. I mean, I was a little intimidated by Rock and I wanted Scissors to do my homework (he/she had that nerdy vibe).

The battles throughout were entertaining, hilarious and fun to read aloud. When rock battles the apricot we were cracking up at the fuzzy little butt reference. I mean, what little boy doesn't appreciate butt humor. Adam Rex really knocked it out with the illustrations! πŸ‘ŠπŸ½

I feel like this picture book needs a warning:

WARNING: This book is guaranteed to result in an epic battle of Rock Paper Scissors. No one is safe. You may be challenged by your toddler or your grandmother. Be cautious when making eye contact, battles can occur at any moment. Take care of those fingers and keep your reflexes sharp.

You've been warned. 
xoxoxo πŸ—ΏπŸ“„✂️ 

The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors is an excellent gift. It is entertaining and fun to read aloud! Plus, you get to battle when it's over. πŸ—ΏπŸ“„✂️  #forlife

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