If you are expecting something like Guinness World Records, do not buy this book. Ripley's Believe It or Not! is not a record book, but just a book about amazing and incredible things. The book is formatted in a way that you can just flip to any page and start reading. I would recommend this book for younger audiences, as most of the book is pictures. I am skeptical to believe some of the "facts" in this book, as with prior knowledge I know some of these aren't true, and I doubt the researchers really did their research. But this book is aimed towards kids, and my children enjoyed it.
I get the yearly edition of Ripley's Believe It ot Not for my great-grandson every year for Christmas and he has learned to read using these books. These books are fascinating for young and old alike. There are so many amazing and unusual listings that make up these yearly updates that you never get tired of reading them. A wonderful way to get young children interested in reading.
The Ripley's Believe or not 2011 edition was everything we expected and more, never have been disappointed by Amazon Products, always gets here in a week or less and everything said to be! Thanks again! Carolyn
I PURCHASED THIS FOR MY LITTLE BRO, FOR XMAS. BEAUT BOOK, SUPER MAD COVER AND REALLY GREAT PRICE. AFTER MUCH HUNTING, I FINALLY FOUND THIS BOOK ON AMAZON. COULD'NT FIND IT IN ANY RETAIL OUTLET. I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN THAT I COULD ALWAYS DEPEND ON AMAZON. I'M GONNA HAVE ONE HAPPY LITTLE BROTHER. HE'S BEEN ASKING FOR THIS BOOK AS HE'S A RIPLEY'S FANATIC. I HAVE TO AGREE, THIS BOOK IS AWESOME.
I bought this book for my nephew as a Christmas gift (I buy the latest version for him every year). I read it and loved it; I was fascinated by the photos. He read it and loved it and looks forward to his newest edition every year!
I bought this for my 7 year old and he loves it. There are tons of pictures and stories to go along with them. My 3 year old loves to pick a cool looking picture and ask what it is. They spend a lot of time looking at it and reading it together.
In the last several years,Ripley's have published excellent books to be enjoyed by all ages.I have been a Ripley fan for at least 65 years and have accumulated a large collection which I am gradually giving to my grandchildred,who seem to enjoy them as much as I have. There is a large new edition at least each year and they are excellent in all ways from content,construction,text,high quality paper, binding,printing and excellent photographs and illustrations ,mostly in full color. The staff at Ripley's are always striving to improve what they produce,using the the most up to date methods and inovations in printing and publication.The 3-D Lenticular cover is beautiful and shows how Ripley's stays up to date with new inventions.These Hardcover Editions are so well constructed that they will last for years, and can be passed from one to another down through the years. This Special 2011 Edition is the same quality as the annual Editions but less than half as many pages and articles.It is published by Ripley Publishing but is a Scholastic Publication.It is surprising to me that since Scholastic publishes for children and students,that the price is so high, compared to the much larger annual editions.