Disclosure: I received a sample product in order to conduct this review. However, all opinions, as always, are my own.
Well, it's that time of year again! Around my house, September means one thing, and that is the release of the newest annual book from Ripley Publishing. My ten year old is OBSESSED with all things Ripley (I'm serious, he can tell you the entire story of Robert Ripley's life), and he is always super pumped when a new book comes out!
This year's book is titled "Unlock The Weird", and it definitely does not disappoint when it comes to weirdness! The great thing about the Ripley books is that all the stories inside are incredibly weird, and also, incredibly true. This makes for a great reading experience, and is especially a good thing for reluctant readers. If you are having a hard time getting your kids (especially boys!) into books, this is a great place to start, since nothing sparks their interest like freaky and creepy things!
Sections in this year's book include animals, pop culture, feats, arts, and food, along with beyond belief. There really is something for everyone in these books, and this year's edition is the same!
From the book's website:
HERE ARE SOME OF THE STORIES THAT AWAIT READERS WHEN THEY UNLOCK THE WEIRD!
Read about one man’s attempt to take a break from reality, spending three days climbing the Swiss Alps on all fours as a goat!
Soar on jetpacks above the deserts of Dubai with breathtaking aerial imagery.
Meet Birdman Ted Richards who had his ears removed and his face and eyeballs tattooed to look like his pet parrots!
Savor the flavor of sheep dung spitting, an Irish event that is just as unappetizing as it sounds!
See double with Twin Strangers’s Niamh Geaney, who has found multiple doppelgängers that look exactly like her!
Make this new book an exciting addition to your collection—we guarantee your family and friends will find all-new favorites on every page of Ripley’s Believe It or Not!® Unlock the Weird!
This book is just another great publication from Ripley Publishing, and they continue to impress with every annual that they put out. I highly recommend these books as a mom, since they really draw kids in, and have them reading and even learning without even knowing it! At $28.95, this book really is a steal, and kids will come back to it again and again! To purchase Unlock The Weird, or any of the other amazing books in the Ripley line up, click here! Don't forget to follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram too, so you don't miss out on any of the weirdness!