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Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Enter If You Dare (ANNUAL) Hardcover – August 10, 2010


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 10 and up
  • Lexile Measure: 1390L (What's this?)
  • Series: ANNUAL (Book 7)
  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Ripley Publishing (August 10, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1893951634
  • ISBN-13: 978-1893951631
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 0.9 x 11.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #168,233 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Gr 3-7–Full of eye-popping, fact-filled oddities, Ripley's encyclopedic compendium is fun for kids of all ages. The various categories include “Extreme Sports,” “Bizarre Mysteries,” “Body Oddity,” “Fantastic Food,” and “Amazing Science.” Within the pages, readers will discover strange but true stories and facts including a real-life Spiderman, a tree that paints pictures, and a chandelier made entirely out of gummi bears. Full-color spreads provide insight into the strange occurrences and stories found around the world. Miscellaneous lists are scattered throughout, and multiple images hold readers' attention. A dramatic double foldout section of the disreputable world of vampires and two single foldouts that feature a time line of Coney Island's sideshows and a tribute to the world's smallest teenager in an actual-size photograph will spark the interest of those who are skeptics. Other highlights include “Ripley's Research,” which provides historical facts, and “Ripley's Revealed,” which offers a behind-the-scenes look at bizarre subject content. While secretly learning, readers will continuously browse the fun-filled pages and most definitely share their interesting discoveries with others. An entertaining addition to most collections.–Krista Welz, North Bergen Public Library, NJ. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

From Booklist

Robert Ripley is certainly making a comeback. Earlier this year, a new fiction adventure series was released set at Ripley High, in Robert Ripley’s former home, and now there’s a brand-new Ripley’s Believe It or Not! title. The hologram of a frightened kid on the front cover will surely draw in readers who might not be familiar with the concept; once there, they will be mesmerized by all the bizarre information inside. Although billed as all new, right off the bat there are some old favorites, like Chang and Eng, the original Siamese twins, as well as other photos from previous eras. That said, this oversize, hefty volume is so crammed full of human and animal oddities, supernatural sensations, incredible feats, and other general weirdness that it’s sure to have kids saying Gross! for a long, long time. Occasional Ripley’s Research boxes help explain the science, and an index allows readers easy access to their favorite tidbits. Plus it’s all in full color. Grades 5-7. --Ilene Cooper

More About the Author

Ripley's Believe It or Not! is globally renowned as the authority on the weird, the eccentric, and the amazing. Ripley's Believe It or Not! provides entertaining books for children of all ages which educates and informs them in a humorous style. The Ripley brand is known around the world as a trend-setting source of family-friendly fun and excitement! Every day the researchers at Ripley's are busy digging up the craziest true stories and the most unbelievable facts.

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This book contains hours of entertaining pictures and facts.
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The acquisition would be a perfect addition to your library of curiosity books.
Dr. Joseph S. Maresca
We had to replace a school library book that our puppy chewed the cover off of.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By J. Guild TOP 1000 REVIEWER on August 11, 2010
Format: Hardcover
As the years go by,Ripley's continues to publish better and better collections of the most unbelievable,but true, things from all over the world.There's no limit to what continues to amaze an entertain us ,young or old.
This is as good, if not one of the best "annual" books to come out.Ripley's continues to use the finest in construction,paper,printing and color rendition available.These books are so well made,that they will last for years and will be as good and entertaining in the years to come as they are today;simply because the things Ripley's find and bring to us are timeless.I have a large collection of Ripley's books and have enjoyed them since I was a boy in the 40's.Now I have my grandchildren enjoying them as well.
There is no need to talk about any of the interesting and amazing things you're going to find in this latest book;because if you've even read one of Ripley's books,you'll know what you'll find,and be amazed once again.
However;I must point out that I am pleased that Ripley's seem to given up on putting text over photographs and colors.This seemed to have little purpose,and only made for difficult reading.Thanks for small mercies.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Joseph S. Maresca HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWER on August 24, 2010
Format: Hardcover
Ripley's Believe It or Not - Enter It If You Dare
Published by the Pattison Company 2010

Reviewed by: Dr. Joseph S. Maresca

This rendition has many oddities pictured all under a single
roof. For instance, a 12-fingered man is shown along with
a 22 inch man weighing only 10 pounds. Lionel ,
a lion-faced man is shown in full color. The strongman,
Joe Price is pictured bending solid metal between his teeth.

The elephant-faced girl is shown, as well as Chayne Hultgren
who swallowed 27 swords simultaneously. Another man is
pictured with a unique eyeborg which is a wireless bionic
eye. The Night Shadow Extreme Motorcycle is depicted
in all of its glory. Junior Fritz's work is displayed;
whereby, cardboard is shaped into human-like masks
from the inside of toilet paper rolls.

Mauri tribes of New Zealand mummified the tattooed
heads of warrior adversaries . Facial tattoos
known as TA MOKO are shown in full color.
Bone chissels were employed to make cuts in the face.
In the 18th century, Europeans began to buy the
skulls as artifacts. TA MOKO became so popular
that tattooed enemies were killed in order to supply
the market with fresh heads.

Builder Hu Zhuyin had a lucky escape after impaling
himself on a crow bar . The solid steel crowbar
sliced through the chest missing the aorta by less than
an inch. The full color picture shows Hu Zhuyin just
prior to delicate surgery to remove the crowbar.

A number of people are shown with very exotic skin
diseases from unique infections which look like
alligator features superimposed onto human skin.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By P. Smith on December 9, 2010
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This is the third year I've bought this book for my now 5th grader. He spends hours pouring over the pictures and reading the blurbs. It's a great book to buy as a gift for those hard-to-buy-for boys or to use for those 15-20 minutes of prescribed daily reading.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on September 11, 2010
Format: Hardcover
There are many strange and fascinating things in the world. "Ripley's Believe It or Not!: Enter If You Dare!" is a fascinating collection of facts and notes covering the many strange topics. Everything from the human body being pushed to its very limit, the strange creatures in the world, and unique customs, and new art forms, "Ripley's Believe It or Not!" is a fascinating and highly distracting piece of work that one can get lost in for hours.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By ECJ on December 5, 2010
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9 year old son received as a gift. LOVES the strange stories. Kind of gross but still hard to put down. Kids from 3-15 years old and adults have all found themselves drawn to this book! A fun one to have around.
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By hope frederick on December 4, 2014
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This was a great buy. My son really wanted this book out of his local schools book fair for $28.00. $28 Dollars!!!! Instead I bought him 5 books on Amazon for the same price,including shipping. He was thrilled and excited to get books in the mail. I would not recommend this for younger children though some of the contents are not kid worthy material for 10 and under. But glad I did my research, We were able to buy some other book fair books to support his school that were a much better deal. This is a hard back book.
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Item was exactly a described.. new condition. We had to replace a school library book that our puppy chewed the cover off of. School Librarian suggested we check Amazon before we paid the full purchase price. We saved about $20 this way. Very happy.
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By Shirley Gallagher on October 17, 2013
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A general book to browse through to learn some fascinating things... Something of interest for any age to believe it or not!
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