The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors (Hardcover)

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By Drew Daywalt, Adam Rex (Illustrator)
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Wonder no more at the origins of the epic battle as Drew Daywalt (of The Day the Crayons Quit and The Day the Crayons Came Home fame) at last explains from whence these fearless warriors came. Rock can find no foe that can best him in the Kingdom of Backyard, nor can Paper in the Empire of Mom’s Home Office and the same goes for Scissors in the Kitchen Realm. It isn’t until the three meet by chance in the great cavern, Two Car Garage, that they find there is a worthy foe for each of them to combat. Be prepared to laugh at this extreme comic picture book! -Holly

— From Spring Booknotes 2017


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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780062438898
ISBN-10: 0062438891
Publisher: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
Publication Date: April 4th, 2017
Pages: 48
Language: English