From New York Times 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.
When my daughter started elementary school, it wasn’t long before she was asking her dad and I to play Rock Paper Scissors. Rock, Paper, Scissors goes by another name called roshambo. This term is more common on the U.S.A,’s West Coast and has ties to China and Japan. Both countries have a similar game as old as the 1600s that they call, ‘Jon Ken Pon” On the West Coast of the U.S., there is a legend that of the name ‘roshambo’ dates back to the Comte de Rochambeau, a French nobleman who fought against the British during the Revolutionary War, however there is no historical evidence. While the fun new children’s book about the legend of the game is entirely fiction, it is an hilarious read about the game and Brooke enjoyed reading it immensely.
You’ve played the game (and if you haven’t, check out how HERE). 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!
About the Author: Drew Daywalt is an award-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling children’s author whose books include The Day the Crayons Quit and The Day the Crayons Came Home. Drew loves to play Rock, Paper, Scissors, but most of the time he can’t decide fast enough which one to pick and ends up making some bizarre shape with his hand that looks like a weird octopus with a hat. He’ll claim Weird Octopus with Hat beats everything, but don’t let him pull that nonsense on you.
About the Illustrator: Adam Rex is the author of many books, including Cold Cereal and Unlucky Charms, the first two books in the Cold Cereal Saga; the New York Times bestselling picture book Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich; the middle grade novel The True Meaning of Smekday (now a major motion picture from Dreamworks, Home); and the teen novel Fat Vampire. He lives in Arizona with his wife.
List Price: $ 17.99