The Children’s Book Review | November 24, 2014
From Ripley Publishing
Age Range: 7 – 10 years
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Ripley Publishing (October 7, 2014)
What to expect: Fun Facts, Crazy Stories, Animals, People
The third title in the Ripley’s Believe It or Not® successful Fun Facts and Silly Stories series is here: Ripley’s Fun Facts and Silly Stories 3. The Ripley’s team thrives on digging up new and extraordinary information on people, objects and animals and just as the title promises, there are plenty of fun facts and silly stories in this latest addition. There is enough to fill the 224 pages of this wonderfully compact paperback book.
Ripley’s Fun Facts and Silly Stories 3 is a really fun way for kids to learn about the world and the extraordinary things in it. Each strange, endearing, and fascinating fact is sourced by Ripley employees or submitted by readers and Ripley fans—with every effort made to verify the accuracy of each entry. While some of the stunts and activities found in the book are undertaken by experts and should not be attempted by anyone who has not received adequate training, kids will enjoy being able to interact with certain parts of the book, such as attempting to hum while holding your nose—it’s impossible! All of the information provided is delivered in small tidbits and will appeal to the intended audience of kids aged seven through ten.
It has a zippy layout, punchy headings, and color photographs that really resonate with reluctant readers, too. With many members of the Ripley’s team being parents, aunts, and uncles, they have solid ideas of what is fun, yet appropriate, for kids. It’s also refreshing to know that Ripley’s Publishing lives by the code Robert Ripley used when creating his cartoons—a willingness to provide proof and details to anyone who asks.
Place it on a bedside table, throw it in a backpack, or stuff it into a holiday stocking. Ultimately, Ripley’s Fun Facts and Silly Stories 3 is a book that will provide satisfying entertainment and put smiles on faces.
Add this book to your collection: Ripley’s Fun Facts & Silly Stories 3
About the Publisher
Ripley Publishing is the publishing arm of Ripley Entertainment Inc., the owner of the wildly extraordinary trademark Ripley’s Believe It or Not! As a world authority on all that is unbelievable, the company offers up its vast collections of the strange and unusual through books, television shows, tourist attractions, motion pictures, merchandise and the worldwide syndication of its daily newspaper cartoon.
Ripley Publishing produces a wide range of titles all filled with extraordinary facts, weird figures and incredible pictures. Our books appeal to all ages, from elementary children just starting to learn about the world, to adults who want more weird in their lives. If you love extraordinary facts and stories, or finding out about weird places and people, these titles are just for you!
All of the titles at Ripley Publishing are geared towards keeping Robert Ripley’s legacy thriving. The research team is dedicated to finding the newest oddities around the globe, both through user submissions, auctions or just crazy random happenstance! Ripley’s tirelessly catalogues and publishes these finds so that everyone can be amazed, whether they Believe It or Not!
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