If you’re thinking of a last minute gift that a child (or adult) in your life might like, may I suggest Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Unlock the Weird!
We were sent a review copy, and my kids tore into it right away. We have several Ripley’s books. I’m not exaggerating when I tell you that these books encouraged both of my oldest sons to learn to read. They were drawn in by the crazy photos and wanted desperately to be able to read what it was all about.
The book is full of unusual, incredible, and true facts and stories from around the world. There are several sections in the book, including Animals, Pop Culture, Feats, Art, Food, and Beyond Belief.
Some of the content could be a little disturbing for younger readers, especially when it comes to ways that people have altered their bodies or folks or animals that were just born a bit different. Overall, we’ve loved the books, though, and I continue to give them to my kids aged 7 and up!
Ripley’s books also make an awesome white elephant gift. It’s a nice, heavy hard covered book full of shocking and amazing information that no one will be expecting!
It is on an INCREDIBLE sale right now on Amazon (affiliate link) for under $10 and delivered free for Prime members. I have also seen this at big box stores as well, so you could swing by Target or Barnes & Noble to pick one up if you need it faster.
Here’s more information about this new book if you’re interested:
ORLANDO, FL (September 6, 2016) – The key to getting teens, tweens, and reluctant readers to devour a book may be to hand them a copy of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Unlock the Weird!, the newest book in the bestselling series from Ripley Publishing.
The book is a mind-blowing collection of fantastic, fun, and even freaky stories from around the world. Sections include Animals, Pop Culture, Feats, Art, Food, and Beyond Belief. What they all have in common is that they’re all true and handpicked by Ripley’s Believe It or Not!—the authority on all things unusual and incredible!
Here are some of the stories that await readers when they Unlock the Weird!
Read about one man’s attempt to take a break from reality, spending three days climbing the Swiss Alps on all fours as a goat!
Soar on jetpacks above the deserts of Dubai with breathtaking aerial imagery.
Meet Birdman Ted Richards who had his ears removed and his face and eyeballs tattooed to look like his pet parrots!
Savor the flavor of sheep dung spitting, an Irish event that is just as unappetizing as it sounds!
See double with Twin Strangers’s Niamh Geaney, who has found multiple doppelgängers that look exactly like her!
Make this new book an exciting addition to your collection—we guarantee your family and friends will find all-new favorites on every page of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Unlock the Weird!