Ripley’s Believe It Or Not books are always so much fun to look through! My son and I spent HOURS poring over the photos and accompanying stories. Some of our favorite stories included:
- the dogs who were painted to look like pandas and tigers [to raise awareness of endangered species]
- the man who could lift 110 pounds of iron weights with his mouth
- the bacon sculpture of Kevin Bacon
- and coffins that looks like cars!
This book will appeal to people of all ages, so I am definitely adding it to the non-fiction collection in my Teen Area. The only BAD thing about this book is that it seems to be a time-sink; I told my son we only had time to read few pages and ended up completely engrossed for 45 minutes! Especially since I am a librarian, though, accidentally reading for “too long” with my son is a risk I’m willing to take.