Ripley’s Fun Facts & Silly Stories: The Big One! | Dedicated Review
From Ripley Publishing
Age Range: 7 – 10 years
Hardcover: 144 pages
Publisher: Ripley Publishing (September 9, 2014)
What to expect: Fun Facts, Crazy Stories, Animals, People
Fun Facts & Silly Stories: The Big One! is the newest addition to Ripley’s successful Fun Facts and Silly Stories series. Each of the pages in this massive new collection of bizarre truths is loaded with information primed to capture the attention of every child out there.
Oddly fascinating, gross and sweet facts are well balanced throughout to keep every child turning the pages. Kids will enjoy the interactive challenge of matching eyes to the correct animals. And, on pages 126 and 127, in a double page spread titled “Awesome Eaters,” there are loads of gulp-worthy facts about the amount of specific foods that people have eaten in short periods of time, including Jo LaRue who ate four pounds of pickles in five minutes. For those that like the sweeter facts, “Beast Buddies,” a page that shows adorable photographs of unlikely animal pairings, really balances out the mood and gross factor of other facts like learning that the space station recycles astronaut urine into water they can drink.
Great pictures, which consist of mostly brightly colored photographs, are paired with facts to draw readers in and make them want to learn more about the multitude of topics on offer. Facts that naturally group together take over double page spreads, and the book’s large format has allowed Ripley’s Publishing to include some lists and category groups, such as ‘space,’ ‘food,’ and ‘crazy days.’
The stories in The Big One! are light, fun, and appropriate for children. The large format and striking cover make it a solid option for a gift book that shows how fun reading can be.
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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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