Between dropping Liam off at school yesterday and my final midwife appointment, Simon, Andrew and I headed to one of my favorite places to kill an hour... Value Village. I've found some great kitchen accessories and clothes there in the past, but yesterday was the first time I took the time to carefully go through the book shelves.
Clearly most Quebecois don't buy used english books at Value Village! We made quite the haul. Many are modern kids' classics and almost all are in brand new condition. The boys' favorite so far is The Gruffalo, a book that Liam had had read to him at Xavier's. (Susie, I think Toby would really like this one... have you heard of it?)
Here are the other books we found. We're keeping some, but about half are destined for the bookshelves of a certain yet-to-be-born niece whose arrival we are anxiously awaiting... Wanna guess which ones, Sara??
The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson
Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney
Brave Binou by Dominique Jolin
The Going to Bed Book by Sandra Boynton
Snoozers by Sandra Boynton
Oups! by David Shannon
The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann Wyse
One fish two fish red fish blue fish by Dr Seuss
The Cat in the Hat by Dr Seuss
Dinosaur's Binkit by Sandra Boynton
Love You Forever by Robert Munsch
Purple, Green and Yellow by Robert Munsch
The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch
The Dark by Robert Munsch
The Girl Who Hated Books by Manjusha Pawagi
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Up! by Kristine O'Connell George
If Kisses Were Colors by Janet Lawler
I figure that's about $200 worth of books all for the low price of $15.84! So for less than the price of "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" -a lovely, near pristine hardcover version- we got 19 free books! I. LOVE. THRIFT. STORES.