Thursday, September 11, 2014

Ripley's Believe It or Not! book "Reality Shock" review

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Ripley's Believe It or Not! book "Reality Shock" review


About the book:
Prepare for a dose of shock and “awwww” as Ripley Publishing’s new book Reality Shock! is now on sale. With all new content Reality Shock! is a mix of “can’t bear to look, but can’t look away” stories, people, facts and photos. 
The book is perfect for adults teens and tweens.  If you have a reluctant reader this book is perfect because its a must keep going constant page-turners. Reality Shock! delivers strange stories, bizarre bits and twisted tales like only Ripley’s Believe It or Not! can. 
The content ranges from cute to creepy; what’s “great!” to one reader is just plain “gross!” to another – that’s part of the fun of Reality Shock!
I wont fib I was more of the shocked reader lol.  At one point I had to turn my book upside down left and right until I finally figured out what I was look at!! 
 Sections in Reality Shock! include:
 ANIMALS – meet real-life wolf-man Werner Freund, who lives with a pack of wolves and feeds them directly from his mouth SPORTS – find out why the new British sport of bubble soccer is such a kick
 BODY – you won’t believe how a 56-year-old grandma can function with 18-inch long fingernails; she hasn’t cut them in 20 years!
 FEATS – Canadian Lonnie Bissonnette is like no other BASE jumper – he hurls himself off bridges in his wheelchair 
ART – learn about one photographer’s “Snot Shots” – they certainly are something to sneeze at 
FOOD – people at one festival dine on octopus – while it’s still alive! 

My favorite area was the animals of course, my hubby liked sports.  There is a section for everyone.
 Reality Shock! is the perfect gift for curious minds, thrill seekers, and anyone interested in exploring the world of the extraordinary. Reality Shock! makes the perfect holiday or birthday gift for any kid. They’ll love pouring over the weird, bizarre and fun stories from around the world – and relish the opportunity to gross out parents and friends. Mom and dad will be happy to see their child with a book that they can’t put down, and will likely be unable to resist the urge to flip through a few pages themselves.

Now I know I mentioned CHILD quite a few times, but in truth I plan to give this to my brother.  As I was turning the pages all I could think was Oh god this is so something Luke would be interested in.  And some pages I even had to look away, but I knew it would be something that would just make him laugh and keep reading.

I really liked that the entire book was interesting...  A few times I opened it with the intent of breezing through and just looking at a few photos, but I would find myself spending an hour reading a certain section unable to put it down.

Ripley's Believe It or Not! Reality Shock is sure to SHOCK anyone :)
This book was released by Ripley Publishing, on Sept 9th and it contains 256 pages on a 9 X 11 3/4 inch book.
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