The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors

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The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors

by Drew Daywalt

Illustrations by Adam Rex

First Release:

June 2017

ISBN: 9780062438898

From bestselling creators Drew Daywalt and Adam Rex comes a laugh-­out-­loud funny picture book about the legend (aka, wholly invented backstory) of the classic childhood game Rock, Paper, Scissors. Full-color illustrations.

  • ISBN: 9780062438898
    Format: Print Book
    Edition: Hardcover edition
    Publisher: Balzer + Bray
    Page Count: 48
    Trim Size: 11" x 10"
    Accelerated Reader: Level: 3.9, Points: 0.5
    Lexile: Level: AD670L
    Awards & Honors: 2019 Flicker Tale Award Winner, Picture Book
    2019 Colorado Children's Book Award Winner, Picture Book
    2019 Grand Canyon Reader Award Winner, Picture Book
    2018-2019 Great Lakes Great Books Award Winner, Grades 2-3
    2018 Maryland Blue Crab Young Reader Award Honor, Transitional Fiction
    2018-2019 Buckaroo Award Winner
    2018-2019 Black-Eyed Susan Award Winner, Picture Book
    2018-2019 VRC Award Winner, Primary
    2019 Washington Children 's Choice Picture Book Award Winner
    2019 Beehive Award Nominee
    2018 Capitol Choices, Ages Seven to Ten
    Spring 2017 Kids’ Indies Next List, Ages 4 to 8
    Booklist Top 10 Books for Youth 2017, Humorous Picture Books
    School Library Journal’s Best Books of 2017, Picture Books
    Goodreads Choice Awards 2017, Picture Books
    Chicago Public Library Best Books of 2017, Picture Books
    Brightly Best Children’s Books of 2017, According to Kids
    Booklist Top of the List Editor’s Choice, Fiction Young Readers
    Los Angeles Public Library Best of 2017: Children’s Books
    NPR’s Book Concierge, 2017 Great Reads
    The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books 2017 Blue Ribbons, Picture Books
    Genre: Fic
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