“Drop that underwear and battle me, you ridiculous wooden clip-man!”
Really, this entire book is one ridiculous name-calling incident after another. Is Rock kind of a bully? Is Paper a master of printer jams and angry outbursts? Is Scissors a little too snippy? Maybe. Do I care? I do not.
Perhaps I would use this book as a teachable moment. You could winkle a message out of the book about how bullying behavior doesn’t make anyone (Rock, Paper & Scissors included) very happy. You could talk about balances of power or appropriate behavior.
Or you could just read it over and over on your own, also with your spouse and your adult friends, and then laugh some more with the kids. Honor the legend, my friends. Honor the legend.
The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors by Drew Daywalt and Adam Rex