Friday, 29 November 2013

Holiday Gift Guide 2013 : Ripley's Believe It or Not! "Dare to Look!"





Ripley's Believe It or Not!
Dare To Look!
ANNUAL, Book 10
Publisher: Ripley Publishing
Pub. Date: September 10, 2013
Retail: $28.95
ISBN: 978-1609910778
Pages: 256 
Format: Hardback


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Description from Amazon.com:

Dare to Look! is the 10th book – and best yet – in the phenomenal bestselling Ripley's Believe It or Not! annual series. It offers up the world of weird in an all-new collection of unbelievable stories from across the globe. The new Ripley's Believe It or Not! app allows hidden content in the book to come alive.

Jam-packed with a mind-boggling selection of incredible facts, crazy stories, jaw-dropping pictures, lists and interviews, this fantastic book also comes with bonus hidden content that's accessible using our Ripley's Believe It or Not! app. Step right into the world of Ripley's and see it come alive by scanning the special oddSCAN™ logos with a smartphone to reveal exclusive videos, images and more. Organized into thematic chapters, the crazy stories are illustrated with a wealth of amazing images throughout.

Published annually, with brand new extraordinary material every year, this interactive series presents the best of Ripley's Believe It or Not!


Billy's Review:

It almost seems unreal that Ripley's Believe It or Not! began back in 1919 in the New York Globe, dazzling and scaring readers ever since. For ten years, Ripley Publishing has been releasing an annual collection of the most bizarre, incredible and amazing true stores known to exist around the world. The newest edition, Dare To Look!, was released this fall for both children and adults to enjoy.

Dare To Look! has caught up with the newest technology, as it has an oddSCAN™ logo which you can scan with your Smartphone to get extra content, such as video, pictures, etc.

The freakish stories are organized in 12 chapters: Believe IT!, World, Animals, Body, Sports, Popular Culture, Transport, Feats, Digital, Art, Food and Beyond Belief with hundreds of full-color photos throughout.

No kidding! Kyndra Batia of Garden City, Texas, sent Ripley’s this amazing picture of a baby goat born on April 26, 2012, with just one eye in the middle of its face.

Learn about true stores that are too insane to believes, such as the Werewolf Sisters from India, the Elastic Man, a real-life Evil Clown, life-size baby heads made out of white chocolate, the Stone Forest in Madagascar, Ghost Skulls, Towering Inferno, a lake full of Jellyfish, an Albino Turtle, See-Through Frogs, a Cyclops Goat and many other true tales.

I've been a fan of Ripley's Believe It or Not! since I visited the Ripley's Museum in Branson, Missouri when I was a kid. Despite the sudden death of the founder Robert Ripley in the 1959, the Ripley's franchise of fun facts has continued over the years in TV series, cartoons and books. The recent release, Dare To Look!, has a neat 3D cover that is guaranteed to get the attention of any shopper who is looking for a Christmas gift for a family member or friend, young or old. Dare To Look! is brilliantly put together with amazing photos and facts.


*Disclaimer - I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

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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