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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Book Review - Ripley's Believe It Or Not - Enter If You Dare

Awhile ago I received a copy of Ripley's Believe It Or Not - Enter If You Dare. My son loves all of the Ripley's books and I think it's safe to say I can credit these books with his love of reading. If you've got a child who isn't to keen on reading for fun, one of the Ripley's books would be perfect to spark their interest.
Each fantastic annual in the Ripley's Believe it or Not! range contains completely new material. Every book is full of bizarre facts, incredible photographs, crazy stories, revealing interviews, and fun features - every one guaranteed to amaze. Enter If You Dare also features a life-size fold-out of 23" tall Jyoti Amge of India and a study of vampire hunting kits.
Synopsis from Barnes & Noble.com:

For the legions of dedicated Ripley’s fans, and anyone else on the planet who loves unbelievable facts and jaw-dropping images, the latest annual in our bestselling series is a feast of delights. Be amazed at a pink dolphin, the student no bigger than her school bag, an island of lost dolls, and sword swallowing feats past and present.

A compendium of incredible and bizarre facts, stories, interviews and features, presented in a stunning new design, this book also offers access to our fully-integrated website featuring astounding video clips. Icons throughout the book direct the reader to the clips on the website, where they can see some of our subjects in action.

There are intriguing interviews with some of the astounding individuals who are featured in the book spotlight their achievements and reveal more about what motivates them.

A dramatic eight-page gatefold section presents some extraordinary true tales about vampires, and how these fiends have been dispensed with in the past. Two additional 4-page pullouts feature life-size images that will astound you.

Informative “Ripley’s Research” boxes give the scientific explanation behind some of the most incredible tales in the book, such as the girl who is a fraction of the size of her school friends.

“Ripley’s Reveal” spreads give an insight into the world of some of the Ripley performers—past and present—that feature in the book.

Gallery spreads contain multiple images focusing on particular subjects such as Ripley’s waxwork heads, Mona Lisa replicas made from replica materials.

Additional black and white Ripley archive photographs feature throughout the book, and miscellaneous lists are also scattered throughout.

Ripley's Believe It Or Not - Enter If You Dare is available at Amazon.com, Borders.com, Barnes & Noble.com and your local bookseller.

Lola's Diner Disclaimer: I was given this book to review. This review is 100% my opinion and has not been edited or reviewed by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this product review.

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3 comments:

Blondie said...

Interesting! I might have to check this out! Don't forget to check out and enter my Christmas Giveaway!

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Lin said...

What's going on, Lola?? I'm missing your stories from life in general!

elpi said...

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