The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors by Drew Daywalt, pictures by Adam Rex. Balzer + Bray, 2017. 9780062438898.
The secret origins of the generations-long battle between the three equally matched rivals: rock, paper, and scissors. Each mighty warrior has defeated all of the possible challengers in their homelands and goes in search of worthy adversaries elsewhere in the house. All of the battles are wonderfully over dramatic and over the top in both text and art, with hilarious pre-battle smack talk in word balloons. According to Nancy Pearl, bookseller Rene Kirkpatrick says you should read it aloud as though you are announcing a motocross race. I totally agree.