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Rock, Scissors, Paperbag

Rock, Scissors, and Paperbag are the bestest of friends! Paperbag is afraid of everything, Rock is a talented musician, and Scissors is an excellent Orange Ball player. After the school bullies, The Bucket Kids, steal Scissors’ fake orange-ball, the kids decide to get back at the bullies. What if they could get a real orange-ball from The Great Orange Tree? That would show The Bucket Kids!

Recalling the local legend, they embark on a fantastic adventure to find The Great Orange Tree. However, while solving the riddle within the ancient map, they encounter a cave monster, a tornado of rapping cooties, and the horrid Land of Smells. How will they face each challenge? Will they end up back home with a real orange-ball? And if they do, will they share it?

Throughout their adventure, Rock gains confidence, Paperbag conquers his fears, and Scissors makes peace with being imperfect. Best Buds!

Winner of the 2023 International Firebird Book Award, Rock, Scissors, Paperbag is a spellbinding tale of friendship, fantasy, and adventure. A perfect book to be shared and treasured.

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Book Launch party at The Dinosaur Farm in South Pasadena! article in South Pasadenan

Burbank Teacher Brings Adventure to Kid's Books -  article in the Burbank Leader


Blog post & review of RSP 

"A delightful read for both children & those seeking a break from the usual literary genres."

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Blog post & review of RSP

"A curious beginning to a magic-infused Chapter Book series that has a lot of potential, a few hidden humorous moments, & a whole lot of love." 


Godley reading Rock, Scissors, Paperbag at The Dinosaur Farm! article in Pasadena Weekly

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Blog post & review of RSP

"Y'all this is seriously the cutest story!"

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Blog post & review of RSP

"This book is just pure fun with language that is sure to have kids laughing hysterically."

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Guest Blog post

"3 Activities to Help Children Meet Challenges Successfully" by Elizabeth Godley, Author of RSP

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Midwest Book Review ~ Suzie Housley

Outstanding Children's Book - A 20th Century Wizard of Oz Theme

"Rock, Scissors, Paperbag is a collaborative tale that will capture children's and adults' hearts. Follow the diverse cast of characters as they journey through the pages, each with their unique voice and personality. You'll learn valuable lessons in problem-solving, communication, and personal growth along the way. Whether you are looking for a fun read or a practical guide, this book has it all."

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