Chanti Evans is used to flying under the radar. Her mother is a vice cop, and in the Denver ‘hood where they live, cops are not cool. Blowing Lana’s cover is not cool, either, so Chanti keeps all that quiet. Not even her BFF since third grade, Tasha, knows the truth.
Loaded with hundreds of full-color pictures and thousands of cool factlets, “Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Strikingly True” is one of those books you can rest assured kids will love to read because of the subject matter inside it.
What they’ll find in here will satisfy their curiosity and appeal to their sense of odd. Because this book is so browseable, it fits any attention span and several reading levels (although — beware — some of what’s in here might be too scary for smaller kids). And because it’s the same Ripley’s you grew up with, this is one of those books you can get caught reading, too.
To everybody else, the sky is blue.
It’s been how many years since you started doing this?
All summer long, you’ve managed to avoid anything that even remotely resembles school. You get enough of it from now until spring, so why add to the misery, right? And yeah, you’ve been reading all summer long, but that doesn’t count because reading is fun.
The other day, while you were playing outside, you found something small on the ground. It wasn’t much, just a penny.
Who has the best dog in the world? Um, that would be you, right? There’s no other dog like yours, and if you put your pup up against every other dog in the neighborhood, the city or even the entire country, you know who would win. Whether Fido is a flea-bag or Buster is a blue-ribbon-getter, your dog is a winner with you.
If anybody asks, you’re the kid who knows the score. You can rattle off your favorite teams’ standing. You know who leads in career touchdowns and career goals. You can describe the butterfly, the crawl, the trudgen and you know who does them best. Is there anything better than watching a game?