Saturday, September 29, 2012

New book finds ...

Neil and I ran into the Salvation Army yesterday while Rick and Nathan went to get the van washed. Neil was happy to see the Halloween stuff out and found himself a glow-in-the-dark skull. It's actually a plastic piggy bank, but he has a weird fascination with skulls right now, so he was happy.

I found these books above. I figured if they were brand new they would cost around $47 at a bookstore. The two hard covers on the top are $17 each, Magic School Bus books are $5 and Little Golden Books generally run for about $4 each. Considering I paid eighty cents, I'm thinking I got a pretty good bargain.

The Three Little Cajun Pigs is hilarious because it's written in a Louisiana accent. I'm going to have to practice with this one for awhile before trying to read it aloud. Ha! Instead of a big, bad wolf chasing the pigs around, this one features an alligator, suitably enough. I love varied versions of famous fairy tales, so I was thrilled to add this to my collection. My favorite is still The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig.

I am pretty sure we didn't have Miss Spider's Tea Party in my collection, and even if we do, we don't have it in hardcover. For a quarter, this was a great find. The illustrations in this book are beautiful. And then of course, we have a large collection of LGBs, so I happily added these to it. We have some Magic School Bus books as well, but not this one on dinosaurs.

Not bad for 80-cents!

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