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The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors

illustrated by Adam Rex

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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.

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Critical Praise

“Cheeky humor and prideful asides will have listeners in stitches. A closer-to-perfect pairing couldn’t be imagined. Everyone wins!” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“The earnest gravity of the fighters’ quests paired with the mundane setting and melodramatic tone are perfectly balanced to produce a brand of purely absurd, sidesplitting humor that kids will gobble up.” —Booklist (starred review)

“Daywalt’s text, set in a range of expressive fonts, combines the heightened verbosity of vintage action comics with the swagger of backyard scuffles, and Rex composes wildly dramatic battle scenes against backdrops of thunderstorms, erupting volcanoes, and missile launches. Forget reading aloud—this story demands bombastic, full-volume performances.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“While kids will snicker reading this on their own, it’s perfect for a guffawing share with younger sibs or buddy read, followed, of course, by a rousing game of Rock Paper Scissors.” —Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (starred review)

“Laugh-out-loud funny and outrageous at times, this read-aloud will have listeners jumping out of their seats. This is the sort of story that makes children love to read.” —School Library Journal (starred review)

’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 —Brightly.com

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062438898
  • ISBN 10: 0062438891
  • Imprint: Balzer + Bray
  • On Sale: 04/04/2017
  • Pages: 48
  • List Price: 21.99 CAD
  • Ages: 4 to 8
  • BISAC1: JUVENILE FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore / Adaptations
  • BISAC2: JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts / Words
  • BISAC3: JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories

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