"Long ago in an ancient and distant realm called the Kingdom of Backyard, there lived a warrior named ROCK. ROCk was the strongest in the land, but he was sad because no one could give him a worthy challenge."
Nearby to the Kingdom of Backyard was Desk Mountain. There, unbeknownst to ROCK, PAPER takes on a half-eaten bag of trail mix. Meanwhile in the tiny village of Junk Drawer, SCISSORS was the fast blade in the land, facing off handily against a herd of frozen chicken nuggets. (Proof here that the best thing to write about is what you know.) Each in his, her own way is searching for a worthy opponent.
Don your battlepants and prepare yourself. There will be an EPIC BATTLE!!!
Anyone doing a unit on legends MUST begin by reading this. The hilarious familiarity of the kitchen junk drawer and the trail mix elevated to a level of a battle of the Gods, is absolutely side-splitting. Paper, rock and scissors are part of childhood mythology. Does anyone really know where the idea came from? We lived in South Korea for a time and they had their own version. My son learned "kai-bai-bo" long before he learned paper, rock and scissors. But it brings the same smile and sense of justice no matter the language.
This is an epic book! Read it on the first day of school to get kids into a sense that all will be fair and just in their world. To bring in the normal things and the potential of superpowers lurking behind every stapler. Or just read it to have a great time and get everyone laughing. This is a guaranteed smash hit!
48 pages 978-0062438898 Ages 5-126
Recommended by: Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com