Of course, the librarian in me loved seeing this little library with colorful, comfy chairs for the kids to sit on right inside the entryway of one of the schools we visited.
Here are some familiar titles in an unfamiliar language:
Many classrooms also had an area with some small animals. My favorite were the crawdads, but Pierre's favorite were the turtles:
Tree climbing with ladders,
One of the highlights of the trip for me was being invited to speak about my Wild Rumpus summer events to a room full of school principals from all over China (as well as my fellow study tour group participants). What an absolute honor! (this photo is during the Q&A session at the end. The person speaking is a school principal from Mongolia and her translator. Note the camera crew -- I think from a local news station? Eep!)