BOOK NOOK REVIEWS: The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors by Drew Daywalt

TITLE: The Legend Of Rock Paper Scissors

AUTHOR: Drew Daywalt


PUBLISHER: Balzer & Bray, 2017

SYNOPSIS: “From acclaimed, 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.”

WHAT I LIKED ABOUT THIS BOOK : There are some children book authors who become one hit wonders and only share one great story with young readers. Then there are others, like NYT’s best selling children’s book author, Drew Daywalt, who manage to create many attention-grabbing, smartly-written best selling stories to share with millions of young readers all around the world! When I first picked up THE LEGEND OF ROCK PAPER SCISSORS, I didn’t really pay attention to who wrote the story. I was stopped by the captivating artwork of rock star illustrator, Adam Rex. Later, as I watched my own students play the ancient game of rock, paper, scissors with their friends, I had to admit Mr. Daywalt had written a gem of a story. Illustrator, Adam Rex’s, beautiful artwork creates such a clever backdrop to a superbly written tale of ancient competitions and the beginning of some beautiful friendships! Definitely a great addition to any library!

RATING: ***** 5 Stars *****


1 star…probably not worth your time.

2 stars…there are some things to like, but could elements have been stronger.

3 stars…this story will appeal to some readers but others might find it lacking something.

4 stars…strong story, nice illustrations, and should grab the attention of many readers.

5 stars…superbly written story, stellar illustrations, a must addition to any book lovers’ collection!



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“Eight-year-old Hailey loved wearing hats! She had a special hat for almost every adventure of the week! But what happens when she runs out of hats? Who will she be then?

HAILEY’S HATS celebrates one child’s imagination, while challenging ALL children to take another look in the mirror to see the fabulous person looking back at them!

***Ebook on sale now for $2.99! Softcover also available! (***

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Hybrid published author, Donna L Martin, has been writing since she was eight years old. She is a 4th Degree Black Belt in TaeKwonDo by day and a ‘ninja’ writer of flash fiction, children’s picture books, chapter books, young adult novels and inspirational essays by night. Donna offers occasional BOOK NOOK REVIEWS of great children’s books and offers WRITERLY WISDOM to new and established writers. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators, Alliance of Independent Authors, and Children’s Book Insider. Donna loves dark chocolate, going to the beach and adding to her growing book collection.

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Hybrid award winning author; aspiring sketch artist; and 4th Degree Senior Certified Taekwondo Instructor. Host of BOOK NOOK REVIEWS. Member of SCBWI. Mom to fabulous son and adventurer delving into the tricky world of indie-publishing.

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