Ripley’s Believe It or Not: Special Edition 2010

Ripley’s Believe It or Not: Special Edition 2010. Ripley Publishing. Scholastic, Inc., 2009.  144 pages. $15.99

Content: Learn about a man who made a his own island out of things that others threw away, see the carrot that “found” the gardener’s missing wedding ring, get a look inside a toilet seat collection, check out one man’s body which is tattooed from head to toe, or imagine snacking on a sausage sundae, an ice cream cone filled with mashed potatoes and topped with sausage gravy and a sprinkle of green peas.  Discover all of these things and much more inside, Ripley’s Believe It or Not: Special Edition 2010.  Whether its amazing human feats or bioluminescent plankton, this book covers topics large, a 2 ¾ inch tongue, and small, a 1.25 x .86 inch micro edition of British newspaper First News. Get a good look at things strange and unusual.  Great for reluctant readers and those with an adventurous spirit.

Review: Sometimes gross, sometimes un-believable, but always fascinating, the information in this book appeals to readers with a variety of interests.  Full of hundreds of high quality color photographs and even more facts, Ripley’s Believe It or Not: Special Edition 2010 provides a wealth of information in an accessible and exciting format.  One drawback is that there are many intriguing facts for which there is no picture, which left me curious enough to put down the book and search the internet for a visual.  A comprehensive index provides the readers with the ability to search for topics of interest.

Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Reading/Interest Level: 8-12 years

Available in: Hardcover

ISBN: 978-0545143455

Similar Books: Guinness World Records 2011, Time for Kids That’s Awesome!

Subjects: human body, tattoos, clothing, buildings, cars, recycling, artwork, food, plants, animals, insects, electricity

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