Monday, April 3, 2017

#BookReview - Wacky 1-2-3 and ODDphabet


Ripley's Believe It or Not! Wacky 1-2-3

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Ripley's Believe It or Not! ODDphabet
Publisher: Ripley Publishing
Publication Date: March 2017
ISBN: 978-1-60991-170-6 ODDphabet
978-1-60991-181-2 Wacky 1-2-3
Reviewed by: Ellen Feld
Review Date: April 3, 2017

Looking for a few good board books for your little one? Books that will teach the ABS’s and 123’s? Check out the newest offerings from Ripley Publishing – you won’t be disappointed.

In true Ripley Believe It or Not! form, these two crazy-fun board books offer up a plethora of brightly illustrated animals to entertain and teach children.

Within the pages of Wacky 1-2-3 are twelve fantastic, silly animals counting up to twelve.


There are so many
odd and fun animals!
Count along with them
From 1 to 12!


Every left page has the number brightly marked, the number also spelled out, and the animal(s) featured on that two-page spread. To the right are the bows, wheels, etc. readers are supposed to count, along with the suggestion, “Count the …” Happy and bright are definitely the themes of this book.

The ODDphabet learning letters book certainly lives up to the Ripley reputation of odd – unusual animals doing unusual things – and all of them are based on “…a true Ripley’s verified story.”

T is for turtle
Green hair on his head
He brushes his Mohawk
Then tucks into bed!


Without a doubt, this is one of the most unique set of learning numbers/letters board books this reviewer has ever seen. Both books are illustrated by Ripley cartoonist John Graziano, who illustrates the daily Ripley’s Believe It or Not! cartoon. His drawings are certainly part of the charm of these books – they add a zany aspect to every page. I suspect these books will be very heavily read, and cherished, by young readers and requests for re-reads of the books will be made every night for a very long time.

Quill says: Children are going to love this unique, very fun, set of board books.