Books

Ripley's ODDphabet (Board Book)

Robert Leroy Ripley

The brand new Ripley’s Believe It or Not! ODDphabet board book makes learning letters uniquely entertaining for the youngest Ripley’s fan.

ODDphabet features colourful illustrations of animal characters based on amazing-but-true stories and facts. Amusing rhymes make learning your ABC’s so much fun for everyone! Weird, wonderful, and all true . . . Believe It or Not!

It’s great to be different and one of a kind.
These animals are the best that you will ever find!
Wonder what in the world you just met
As you turn the pages of this ODDphabet!

Ripley's Wacky 123 (Board Book)

Robert Leroy Ripley

Learning your numbers has never been as much fun as with Ripley's Wacky 123!

A brand new board book from Ripley's Believe It or Not! for kids learning their numbers. Wacky 123 contains colourful illustrations of animal characters based on incredible facts. Easy-to-read rhymes and bright images make learning 1-2-3 great fun for everyone. Weird, wonderful, and all true . . . Believe It or Not!

Count on fingers, count on toes,
Then count the buttons on all of your clothes!
With animals as silly as silly can be,
That make counting as wacky as 1-2-3!

Ripley's Perfectly Peculiar

Robert Leroy Ripley

The latest title in the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Curioddities series, Perfectly Peculiar is sure to delight anyone who enjoys learning about the world of the weird! Featuring incredible stories, jaw-dropping facts and amazing pictures, this new title will provide a thrill for audiences of all ages. Readers will discover a skateboarding mouse, an underwater park, eyeball shaving and a man who’s visited all 201 nations of the world!

Ripley’s Impossibly Amazing!

Robert Leroy Ripley

The latest volume in the popular Curioddities series, Impossibly Amazing! is sure to astonish and captivate readers. Learn all about the crazy sport of buzkashi that uses a headless goat carcass as a ball, Otis the skydiving pug, or how the incredible vampire woman got her fangs. Filled with captivating facts and incredible images, audiences everywhere will be astounded and amazed.

Ripley's Believe It or Not! 2015

Robert Leroy Ripley

The Ripley's Believe It or Not! annual has now firmly established itself as a Christmas must-have, with an ever-growing army of loyal fans. Following hot on the heels of last year's Top 10 bestseller, Ripley's Believe It or Not! 2015 offers a completely new compendium of strange but true facts and amazing stories, ranging from the daredevil skateboarding mouse to the man who ate 25,000 light bulbs, and from the restaurant that uses a volcano to cook food to the robot that loves playing Rock, Paper, Scissors.

Packed with amazing photographs and jaw-dropping facts, Ripley's Believe It or Not! 2015 offers a feast of information and entertainment. Prepare yourself for this year's Ripley Reality Shock!

Ripley's Completely Awesome!

Robert Leroy Ripley

Packed full of fascinating facts and strange tales of the utterly unbelievable, Completely Awesome! celebrates everything that is incredible and true about the world around us. Illustrated throughout with over 300 colour photographs, and bristling with some 1,200 facts, this is a must-have for any child intrigued by the weirder aspects of our planet and its inhabitants.

Ripley's Believe It or Not! 2014

Robert Leroy Ripley

For the legions of dedicated Ripley's fans, and anyone else on the planet who loves the extraordinary but true, this latest annual is a feast of delights. Following hot on the heels of last year's best-selling edition, Ripley's Believe It or Not! 2014 offers an entirely new compendium of bizarre facts and features, including a terrifying fire tornado in Australia, the rubber chicken that was launched into space, bees that produce blue honey, and the latest news from the European Beard and Mustache Championships!

As well as the jaw-dropping images and strange but true stories are bite-size facts, fascinating black and white photos from the Ripley archive, submissions from Ripley fans around the world - and the opportunity to explore the amazing world of Ripley in 3D via a free app.

Ripley's Simply Shocking!

Robert Leroy Ripley

Packed full of the most amazing facts and unusual-but-true tales, this new book celebrates all that is weird and wonderful in our world today.

Featuring a wealth of amazing images throughout, Ripley's Believe It or Not! Simply Shocking! is a 384-page extravaganza featuring, among many others, the man who pulled a minibus along with his eyelids, the extreme sportsman who kayaked down a 120-ft waterfall, the office chair racing championships, a dentist with no hands, and a surfing rat!

Illustrated throughout with full-colour photographs, this book is a must-have for anyone intrigued by the weirder aspects of our planet and its inhabitants.

Ripley's Unbelievable Stories for Guys

Robert Leroy Ripley

One for the grown-ups, this quirky new Ripley's book is filled with bizarre and hilarious 'Believe It or Not!' stories, trivia and lists - perfect for any fan of the unusual, and the ideal Father's Day gift. Some of the utterly stupefying stories within include:

- The craziest true CIA plots, including the cat secret agent and the pigeon guided missile

- A gambler who broke Monte Carlo

- The secret US nuclear launch codes that were reportedly set at '00000000' for 16 years during the Cold War.

- A man who successfully removed his own appendix while on an Antarctic expedition

Biography

Robert Leroy Ripley was an American cartoonist who created and developed the world-famous Ripley's Believe It or Not! cartoon strip in the years after the First World War. He travelled the globe in search of unusual objects and stories. His findings are now exhibited in Ripley museums around the world, including one in London's Piccadilly Circus. The Ripley's Believe It or Not! annual has become an international bestseller.