Children’s books make wonderful Christmas gifts for many reasons. For one, books are entertaining. They get kids off the screens. And, reading is good for children. If you need some ideas for books, I have a few to present that are fun for different reasons. Read on, and you shall see why.
Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! 100 Years
The first book is a really fun one! It’s called Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! 100 Years (November 2018). Many of us have heard of Mr. Ripley and Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!, but how much do we know about the man and the actual company? This book is a celebration of Ripley, as a person, and of Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, as a fun and eccentric company and product.
The book is divided into the following sections:
- The Man,
- The Collection,
- The Travels,
- The Cartoons,
- The Media, and
- The Company.
The book is quite fascinating, whether or not you have followed Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! over the years. For example, Mr. Ripley actually started off his young life with tragedy and humble beginnings. He was also a cartoonist. And, he was the person to be quoted as saying, “Truth is stranger than fiction.”
There are some really interesting stories and tons of great photographs in this entertaining book. For example, there is a cool story about saving a tiger’s life by providing money for an operation to remove a hairball the size of a basketball from the tiger’s body! The tiger survived, but the story doesn’t end there and I’m not going to spoil it! So pick up your copy of Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! 100 Years and learn how Ripley’s company came to be an icon in America’s culture. The book is available in hardcover on Amazon (prices vary according to seller).
Sharkee And The Teddy Bear
The next book is Sharkee And The Teddy Bear, by Carrie Bolin and Jessica Firpi. This is an adorable story about a shark who stumbles upon a teddy bear that fell into the ocean. However, Sharkee quickly loses sight of the bear and becomes distressed. He then goes on a search for the teddy bear but has difficulty finding it. However, in the end, he finds it in the clutches of a tiny octopus. Will he snatch it to get it back? Read the story to find out!
This book has adorable, colorful illustrations. It’s also an easy book to read and would be great for beginner readers. It also has an adorable lesson of sorts at the end!
This book is available on Amazon. It’s currently available in hardcover for $11.72.
Bremner And The Party
The last book is Bremner And The Party, by Carrie Bolin and Jessica Firpi. In this story, Bremner is an adorable, wide-eyed puffer fish. And, he’s invited to a party. That’s a good thing. Right? But, Bremner is worried about going. And, he’s really worried that he’ll puff up and that things won’t go well. Will Bremner end up going to the party? If so, how will it go? Pick up your copy of Bremner And The Party to find out how things turn out.
This book is adorable with colorful illustrations. It’s also a great story for little kids who may also be nervous about entering new experiences. And, the words are great for young readers.
The book is available for purchase on Amazon. It comes in hardcover and retails for $13.89.
All of the above books are provided by Ripley Publishing. You can learn about the above books and more on the Ripley website: www.ripleys.com, which is a cool, interesting place to visit. I highly recommend checking out the “Weird News.”
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