............................................Welcome To Grandma Bonnie's Closet.............................................

Monday, November 14, 2011

Book Review: Ripley"s Believe It or Not! Strikingly True

Are you looking for a unique Christmas Gift? Do you know a reluctant young reader? I have the answer for you. The Book Ripley's Believe It or Not! Strikingly True is a collectors addition that can not be passed up. I received this book to review and before I had a chance to start reading and looking over the book I had  family members asking who's Christmas present this was for! Everyone wanted this book. So, do you want to know why I think it would be great for a reluctant reader? After looking over this book it made me think of when my three sons were young and all the times I had to push them to read their assigned reading material. Then one day we came across a series of books called Goose Bumps. This was the start of an amazing journey my sons became so interested in reading that we could not pry their books out of their hands. This is when I realized it was not that they did not want to read it was the material we were providing that they were not interested in. Ripley's Believe It or Not! Strikingly True is one of the books my sons would have treasured and read from cover to cover!
Let's take a look at this book. 
We will start with the cover. The holographic red and silver foil cover is so inviting it almost dares you not to open the pages.

Now lets open the book. The pages just leap out at you. I started reading and could not stop. I jumped from fact to fact with out stopping for over an hour.  The stories, interviews and facts are so interesting and sometimes beyond belief! Believe me this is not fiction although one might not want to believe that.

What words would I use to describe the content of this book?
Amazing, fascinating,  non-fiction, weird, bizarre and  unexplained phenomena.

Let me show you a couple of the pages in this incredible book.

If you would like to read more about this book  click on one of the pages above. 
To purchase this book please click on the banner below.
Book info

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I received no monetary compensation. All opinions expressed here are mine alone. 


  1. Sounds like a really neat book. The pages look very easy to read. Thanks for the review.

  2. Ohhhh that sounds like a book my son would love. He is like me, a book worm. Only unlike me, he has a company to run, a wife, and two little ones, so he doesn't read like he used to.

  3. I love those books. I am so glad you got a chance to try one out!

  4. I love those Ripley's books! When I was teaching I always liked looking at them at the book fairs. Very boy friendly :D

  5. Now that would be a great book for my grandson - thanks for the idea. Sandie