The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors

This is a review of the children's picture book The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors.(Note: I did not receive any copy of the book to review nor did I get any remuneration for writing about it.)

Three years ago I wrote about the book The Day the Crayons Quit. I thought that was a hilarious book!

I’ve since learned that the same author wrote the book The Day the Crayons Came Home. That’s equally fun.

I love those two books.

Imagine my delight when I saw another book by the same author. I was sure that this book would be as wonderful as the other two.

And it is!

The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors tells about rock who is a great warrior and who lives in the Kingdom of the Backyard. No one could give him a worthy challenge.

So he journeyed to the mystical Tower of Grandma’s Favorite Apricot Tree . . .

This is a review of the book The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors.

. . . where he saw an odd and delicious fruit. But that fruit was no challenge for him.

Meanwhile, in the Empire of Mom’s Home Office, the warrior, Paper, sought a worthy opponent. Paper couldn’t find one.

While those two warriors were on their quest, the warrior Scissors lived in the Kitchen Realm, in the tiny village of Junk Drawer. (Tiny? How could there EVER be a tiny village of Junk Drawer? Isn’t that an oxymoron?)

This is a review of the book The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors.

Well, you guessed it. Scissors was also looking for a worthy opponent.

Needless to say, none of these warriors found a challenger who was their equal. Until they met each other . . .

They were deliriously happy to find each other — so much so that they battled round, and round, and round.

And today, children around the world carry on the battle between these three warriors, playing rock, paper, scissors, over, and over, and over. (In fact, even adults — mostly men — still play!)

Back in April, I saw my friend in Costco. She had a grandson with her. He found a picture book that he wanted. He was so excited about it that he interrupted our conversation to read a part of it to his grandmother.

I was enthralled with what he read. I, too, wanted that book. However, I was in a hurry. And, I didn’t have time to stand in the long lines to buy the book. I’ll get it the next time I come in, I said to myself.

It wasn’t there the next time. Nor the next. Nor the next.

Then, yesterday I found it!

I quickly snatched it up and dashed to the register to buy it.

And, I’m so glad I did.

I think that you’ll be glad to add this book to your library. Your grandkids will love having you read it to them.

You could have your older grandkids read it to YOU! They’ll have fun doing it.

Long live terrific children’s book and long live snuggling with and reading with grandkids!