Laughing in the Library | Daniel Boone Regional Library

Laughing in the Library

"The Legend of Rock, Paper Scissors" book coverI love sharing my favorite books with others, especially when they make me laugh! I found a great one last week, and not only did I make my co-workers read it right then and there, but I also just had to write a blog about it!

The book is “The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors” by Drew Daywalt and Adam Rex. The story opens in “The Kingdom of Backyard,” where the great warrior Rock is unsatisfied with his conquests; there are no opponents who present enough of a challenge for him. In other distant lands (“Empire of Mom’s Home Office” and “Ream of Kitchen”) Scissors and Paper are facing similar problems. All three venture to “The Great Cavern of Two-Car Garage” in search of worthy challengers. When they meet, an epic three-way battle begins, one that is still going on today. (Don’t worry, no one gets hurt.) The text is laugh-out-loud funny, and the illustrations are mesmerizing.

Speaking of laughing, if anyone in your household is over the age of 4, you should check out “Plan to Laugh with Jay and Leslie’s Laughing Matters.” In this show, pigs will build houses, kids will help improvise the stories and Jay and Leslie will engineer some cool juggling tricks!

Next week, Jay and Leslie will visit all three library locations for maximum enjoyment. Check out our events and classes page for when they will be at your library branch.