Monday, September 19, 2011

RIPLEY'S BELIEVE IT OR NOT! STRIKINGLY TRUE: REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

Ripley's Believe It or Not!

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STRIKINGLY TRUE

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Strikingly True is a collection of the most bizarre, unbelievable and amazing stories from around the world 
Strikingly True delivers a mind-boggling array of incredible and bizarre facts, stories, interviews, lists and features - all presented in a bright, new design.

An eye-catching red and silver holographic cover invites readers to come along on a strange trip through an amazing collection of stories that include feats, food, sports, science, art and everything in between.

A special section looks at weird Olympic facts. Other features include tattooed ladies, ancient mummies and walls of death. Readers will find fascinating interviews with some of the planet's most extraordinary people. The always popular "Ripley Research" boxes explain the science behind some of the most unbelievable tales in the book. 

Strikingly True also includes a dramatic 8-page gatefold pullout that celebrates sideshow performers who appeared at Ripley's first-ever Odditorium - at the 1933 Chicago World's Fair.
 
With something strange to entertain and shock every member of the family, Strikingly True is sure to continue the massive success of the expanding Ripley's book brand.

Click here for a virtual look inside the book. 

ABOUT RIPLEY PUBLISHING: 
Ripley Publishing is the publishing arm of Ripley Entertainment Inc., the owner of the internationally famous trademark Ripley's Believe It or Not! As world authority on all that is unbelievable, the company offers up its vast archives of the strange and unusual through books, television shows, tourist attractions, motion pictures, merchandise and the worldwide syndication of its daily newspaper cartoon. Ripley researchers across the globe are busy each day digging deep into the world of the odd and bizarre to compile enough fresh and exciting material to fill the Believe It or Not! series of books published each year.

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MY THOUGHTS/REVIEW:
As always, the people at Ripley's have brought out another annual that is unbelievable. There is something about these books that attract people of all ages. As I said in years past, these books were always the favorite in my class room library both in intermediate elementary grades and middle school. It was also nice to see students reading through the book together and discussing different entries. Since retiring, I have enjoyed the book on my own and with friends and family. Some of the articles can be a little gross but still grab your interest. Many of them are humorous and make me laugh. I especially like the fact that the photographs are so well done. No fuzzy pictures making you wonder if what you are looking at is true or not. I think that this year's STRIKINGLY TRUE is certainly that...striking! It has only been in my house a few weeks but has become a topic of conversation quite often. Do yourself a favor and grab a copy and share it, especially with younger members of your family. I would say children from eight-years-old and up would like it, but younger children might find it to be too much and too confusing for them. I also enjoy comparing the volumes from years past and wonder how they find so many new entries each year. Thanks to Ripley's for their hard work and interesting end product!
GIVEAWAY
THANKS TO VANESSA AT WELLONS
COMMUNICATIONS, I HAVE ONE COPY
OF THIS UNBELIEVABLE BOOK TO
GIVE AWAY TO A LUCKY WINNER!
 
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GOOD LUCK!

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I used to love these books as a child. I love the polydactyl kitten picture.
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The picture of those shoes were pretty striking. Looks interesting.
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I have been buying these for my sons since they were young. I put them outside their doors on Christmas morning and they would open the door, grab the book and disappear back inside for another hour. The photos are great, but I'll leave most of the weird facts for my sons to read.
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wow, those pics are awesome! I get this book for my son for the holidays every year, I would love to win it!

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This is only the 8th annual book published, it seems like there were more!

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Ripley's books are always creepily real. Why would people do these things to their bodies? But we are still fascinated enough to want to have these books.

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