The Story Behind The Legend
Author: Drew Daywalt and Adam Rex
You’ve played the game. Now read the legend of how it all began . . .
The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors is clever and full of sharp wit! It is the story (well an imaginary one) of how the legend of the popular kids game Rock, Paper, Scissors came to battle and who vanquishes whom. It’s entertaining and includes some silly “trash talk” with others who want to fight each competitor. The book is filled with fun silly scenarios. Paper battles a printer, Scissors challenges a tape dispenser and Rock challenges an apricot, just to name a few of the battles you’ll read.
There are sayings like “drop that underwear and battle me, you ridiculous wooden clip man!” (said by Rock to a clothespin) that will have kids rolling with laughter. It leads up to the point where each (Rock, Paper and Scissors) meet their match. Each is incredibly happy and grateful to have met a worthy opponent.
The book is best read out loud and don’t worry the expressive fonts and incredible illustrations will help you get into character to read it. You may even find yourself putting on a full performance as you read it! Definitely one of those books that is fun for kids and adults!