I accumulated a few books from my year of teaching second grade...and now they are coming back to haunt me. It's always been nice to have more books than Jansen could ever get bored of, but after we found this in his room, I am wondering if they need a new home. Yes, he is pretty much climbing a small hill of books in this picture. We've come across a few old favorites as we've sorted through and worked on cleaning up the pile. I think it's so great that some books that don't have the most "intense" or up to date illustrations are still some of his most loved. (I'm thinking of Goodnight Moon, Make Way for Ducklings, and Goodnight Gorilla.) Books are so cool.