Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Ripley's Believe It or Not: Enter if You Dare

Conjoined crocodile twins, a 22-inch tall man, a faceless cat, a woman with an elephant trunk nose, a man with tattooed eyeballs: what do they all have in common? They can all be found in Ripley’s Believe it or Not: Enter if You Dare. All of the Ripley’s books are a huge hit with our students who are drawn in by the eye-popping full-color photos of strange-but-true oddities from around the world. The series is perfect for shared reading because the reader can’t help but express their reactions vocally, turning to their neighbor to ensure he or she is equally shocked and amazed. Our most reluctant readers are highly motivated to read the brief captions accompanying each photo by a desire to learn more about just what it is they are looking at. Available in hard cover only, teachers are encouraged to borrow Ripley's books for classroom use.

Barratt, Judy and Sandy McFall, Eds. Ripley’s Believe It or Not: Enter if You Dare. Orlando, FL: Ripley Publishing, 2010.

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