Weird but True

Weird but True

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by Janet Goldenberg, Phoebe Gloeckner
     
 
In the time-honored tradition of Ripley's Believe It or Not comes this outrageous collection of the oddest, the grossest, and the most amazing information packed with eye-popping, comic-book-style illustrations.

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In the time-honored tradition of Ripley's Believe It or Not comes this outrageous collection of the oddest, the grossest, and the most amazing information packed with eye-popping, comic-book-style illustrations.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Rebecca Joseph
Bug lollipops, famous sliced brains, hairy families, and acrobatic fleas. This entertaining book presents descriptions of these and other unusual things including weird facts about people and customs, places, technology, animals and plants, and planet earth.
Kirkus Reviews
A carnival freak show of oddities—human, animal, and mineral—in five categories: "People and Customs," "Places," "Technology," "Animals and Plants," and "Planet Earth." The subsets under these headings range from Alien Ailments to Zombies, and cover families with extra hair, fingers, or tails, underground cities, space toilets, and trained fleas, etc. Interspersed with the truly strange items are interesting facts about mirages, space junk, and gravity. The subtitle may be grandiose: The book is too short to be encyclopedic, and only some of the entries are incredibly strange. All are entertaining, however, especially for the lurid tastes of its target audience. The black-and-white cartoons and comic-strip typeface add accessibility as well as humor; hand this to those who have already pored over Ripley's many tomes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780064461900
Publisher:
HarperCollins Children's Books
Publication date:
09/01/1997
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
5.15(w) x 7.63(h) x 0.34(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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Weird but True 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is about wierd stuff that happens to people. For example every one in the family is hairy.